The environmental movement gathers steam in China

I spent the evening speaking to Gao Jie, a Beijing civil judge who left the bench to join China’s growing environmental movement when her kids came home from school one day coughing and wheezing...

The DPJ's quiet revolution

In a contribution to Foreign Policy's "Think Again" feature, Paul Scalise and Devin Stewart maintain that the DPJ victory will result in "the same old stagnation in Tokyo."

The end of an era

The death of former finance minister Shoichi Nakagawa provides a tragic footnote to the downfall of the LDP...

Q&A: Toshihiro Nagoshi

1. Can you tell us a bit about how the business of creating games has shifted during your time in the industry?

Gold blasts through $1,000

Those transfixed by gold blasting through the $1,000 level have been missing the real action in silver...

An important week for the Hatoyama government

Prime Minister Hatoyama Yukio has returned to Japan after what appears to have been a successful introduction to the world in New York and Pittsburgh last week...

Who wants to buy at the top?

The one absolute, take it to the bank, bet the ranch fact you can count on right now is that there is no value in the stock market...

Knuckleheaded Nomura

The latest and largest equity dilution — approx. $5.6B; 30 percent s/o — by Nomura (JP: 8604) (NMR: 6.69 +8.78 percent) has sent its shares down 16 percent to 573 yen in Tokyo ($6.35 at ¥90.3/$1) following an earlier rout in NY...

Your next ten bagger

When readers ask me about my next ten bagger, I point them to the Chinese electric car company “Build Your Dreams”.

A cautious BOJ stands pat

As the discourse is slowly but surely tilting towards exit strategies, on the part of the central banks, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) opted today to maintain a very cautious stance towards the incoming green shoots and whether they will prove enough to lift Japan out of the mire.


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