Women show smartphone screens with the name of Japan’s new era, “Reiwa”, in Osaka on April 1, following its announcement by the government earlier in the day. Photo: Kyodo Women show smartphone screens with the name of Japan’s new era, “Reiwa”, in Osaka on April 1, following its announcement by the government earlier in the day. Photo: Kyodo
Women show smartphone screens with the name of Japan’s new era, “Reiwa”, in Osaka on April 1, following its announcement by the government earlier in the day. Photo: Kyodo
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Does Japan’s Reiwa era promise a new economic dawn even as China rises?

  • The Heisei era under Emperor Akihito was blighted by decades of economic stagnation. As the country enters the Reiwa era under Naruhito, there are encouraging signs that Japan has found a new regional role

Women show smartphone screens with the name of Japan’s new era, “Reiwa”, in Osaka on April 1, following its announcement by the government earlier in the day. Photo: Kyodo Women show smartphone screens with the name of Japan’s new era, “Reiwa”, in Osaka on April 1, following its announcement by the government earlier in the day. Photo: Kyodo
Women show smartphone screens with the name of Japan’s new era, “Reiwa”, in Osaka on April 1, following its announcement by the government earlier in the day. Photo: Kyodo
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.