Ebola spreading in DRC, Bank of Japan mulling an end to Abenomics, and Iran finds itself under US sanctions once again.
Birth rates are so low in Japan that a precipitous drop in population is now all but inevitable. What’s causing the problem, and what can be done about it?
Abe cruises to a new supermajority in Japan, Raqqa falls to the Syrian Democratic Forces, and Kenyans head back to the polls for a tense presidential rerun.
In calling for early elections, Shinzo Abe may have sealed his own political fate.
The Liberal Democratic Party’s recent victory has brought the controversial topic of constitutional reform in Japan into the political spotlight once again.
China dealt a legal blow on the South China Sea, Britain gets its new prime minister, and Prime Minister Abe secures his coveted two-thirds majority in Japan’s parliament.
Japan’s demographic decline is all but assured, and it will bring economic headwinds for decades to come.
Volatility in global markets is thwarting efforts by the Japanese authorities to shore up the domestic economy.
Shinzo Abe has the mandate to enact the reforms needed to rejuvenate Japanese growth. But does he have the will?
Japan’s public debt is expected to reach the eye-popping level of 240% of GDP in 2014, solidifying its undisputed position as the most indebted country in the industrialized world. Will the Abe government manage to turn things around?