Japan’s rugby players celebrate after their shock victory over Ireland on September 28. Japan is having a successful stint as host of the World Cup but its economy is in a ruck. Photo: ReutersJapan’s rugby players celebrate after their shock victory over Ireland on September 28. Japan is having a successful stint as host of the World Cup but its economy is in a ruck. Photo: Reuters
Japan’s rugby players celebrate after their shock victory over Ireland on September 28. Japan is having a successful stint as host of the World Cup but its economy is in a ruck. Photo: Reuters
Neal Kimberley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

Rugby World Cup and US trade deal successes can’t hide Japan’s economic troubles

  • Japan has much to celebrate, in rugby and trade. But challenges remain: its cars are still exposed to US tariffs, exports are plummeting and interest rates are due to stay flat, driving banks to greater risks in search of profit

Japan’s rugby players celebrate after their shock victory over Ireland on September 28. Japan is having a successful stint as host of the World Cup but its economy is in a ruck. Photo: ReutersJapan’s rugby players celebrate after their shock victory over Ireland on September 28. Japan is having a successful stint as host of the World Cup but its economy is in a ruck. Photo: Reuters
Japan’s rugby players celebrate after their shock victory over Ireland on September 28. Japan is having a successful stint as host of the World Cup but its economy is in a ruck. Photo: Reuters
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