Koichi Hamada

The international economic policy game

TOKYO – Until relatively recently, specialists in international relations had little interest in game theory; some were even “frightened” to hear the term, as the chair of one of my presentations put it to me several years ago. Today, many are better informed about the strategic...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

Pro-growth education for Japan

TOKYO – Since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe initiated his “Abenomics” reform program in 2012, Japan’s economy has received a remarkable boost. But the job is not yet finished. I once argued that the three “arrows” of Abenomics – monetary...

Monday, September 10, 2018, 12:16 AM

Why we need globalization

TOKYO – From the Brexit vote to Donald Trump’s election as US president to rising support for populist parties in countries like Germany and Italy, much of the electoral upheaval in Western democracies in recent years has been attributed at least partly to a backlash against...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 11:14 PM