A man walks past an electronic stock board at a securities firm in Tokyo on April 13, 2020. This has been a time of economic decline for Japan. Photo: AP A man walks past an electronic stock board at a securities firm in Tokyo on April 13, 2020. This has been a time of economic decline for Japan. Photo: AP
A man walks past an electronic stock board at a securities firm in Tokyo on April 13, 2020. This has been a time of economic decline for Japan. Photo: AP
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

Ailing Japan needs new ideas from leadership contest to revive its regional role

  • The contest to replace Yoshihide Suga should be wide open, but Japan’s mindset remains closed on key issues, such as the relationship with China and South Korea
  • Economic opportunities in the shape of trade and investment abound if only the restraints of Japan’s relationship with the United States can be loosened

A man walks past an electronic stock board at a securities firm in Tokyo on April 13, 2020. This has been a time of economic decline for Japan. Photo: AP A man walks past an electronic stock board at a securities firm in Tokyo on April 13, 2020. This has been a time of economic decline for Japan. Photo: AP
A man walks past an electronic stock board at a securities firm in Tokyo on April 13, 2020. This has been a time of economic decline for Japan. Photo: AP
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