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America, the European Union and the Strange Economic Reality of Japan

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America, the European Union and the Strange Economic Reality of Japan Pierre Leblanc and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times Japan for the last twenty years was the nation to kick and look down at with disdain in the economic arena because the American model was deemed to be dynamic, flexible and based on market principles. […]

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Japan and China and the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute witnesses a quiet America

Japan and China and the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute witnesses a quiet America       Pierre Leblanc and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United States under President Obama is at pains to distance itself from the ongoing and never ending saga of Senkaku/Diaoyu. Japan and China continue to clash over this issue and Taiwan is also waiting […]

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Population of Japan continues to decline but Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya expand

Population of Japan continues to decline but Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya expand Kanako Itamae and Pierre Leblanc Modern Tokyo Times   The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry in Japan announced that the population of this nation continues to decline for the third year running. It was announced that the population dipped by 0.21%. Also, the […]

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US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta should focus on the nails in the coffins caused by US policies

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta should focus on the nails in the coffins caused by US policies Pierre Leblanc and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta stated that an attack on Aleppo by the Syrian army would be “a nail in the coffin” of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. […]

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Japan hit by heavy rain in Kyushu and at least 28 people dead: elderly suffer the most

Japan hit by heavy rain in Kyushu and at least 28 people dead: elderly suffer the most James Jomo and Pierre Leblanc Modern Tokyo Times Northern Kyushu in Japan was hit by severe downpours and the latest death toll is now 28 people. However, the death toll may increase in the next few days because […]

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Credit rating of Italy is cut following on from Greece, Spain and other EU countries

Credit rating of Italy is cut following on from Greece, Spain and other EU countries Pierre Leblanc and Joachim de Villiers Modern Tokyo Times Throughout the European Union and the eurozone it is all too common for bad news because it appears to be endemic. Therefore, the announcement that Moody’s has cut the credit rating […]

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Famous financial institutions in Europe, US, and Canada hit by being downgraded

Famous financial institutions in Europe, US, and Canada hit by being downgraded Pierre Leblanc and James Jomo Modern Tokyo Times Moody’s credit rating agency hit the headlines after downgrading major banks and financial institutions. These major players were downgraded because of various internal factors but once more it highlights the weakness of the global financial […]

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Japan and Fukushima: it appears likely that Oi Nuclear Plant will restart in Fukui Prefecture

Japan and Fukushima: it appears likely that Oi Nuclear Plant will restart in Fukui Prefecture Pierre Leblanc and James Jomo Modern Tokyo Times It would appear that Japan will restart the Oi nuclear plant early next week or within a relatively short timeframe. The Oi nuclear plant is situated in the Fukui Prefecture and clearly […]

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Facebook and the real value is at odds with its current valuation

Facebook and the real value is at odds with its current valuation Joachim de Villiers and Pierre Leblanc Modern Tokyo Times The initial price of $38 dollars for shares in Facebook didn’t alter dramatically by the close of the first day. Like usual, you had an initial surge but this petered out because of many […]

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Russian Federation and Japan: new talks about energy supplies and territorial issue

Russian Federation and Japan: new talks about energy supplies and territorial issue Pierre Leblanc and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation and Japan have been holding important talks about building a new gas pipeline in order to meet the demands of Japan. It is abundantly clear that Japan relies heavily on energy […]

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