Japan

Japan’s Upper House Election

By Michael J. Green & Nicholas Szechenyi — On July 10, Japan’s ruling coalition won a comfortable victory in elections for the Upper House of the Diet (parliament), solidifying Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s political power as he seeks to implement…

Aging & Japan’s Economy

By Zhonghe Zhu — With a median age of 46.5 years, Japan is now home to the world’s oldest population. Without  rising labor force participation, a graying Japan will see its working population shrink. This decline in the labor force…