Category Archives: Japan

Why North-Korea failed from the start – Paul French

Author Paul French of North Korea: State of Paranoia reviews for the Washington Post. Blaine Harden´s latest book on North Korea The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and The Young Lieutenant Who Stole His Way to Freedom.

China, still missing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership – Sara Hsu

The Transpacific Partnership (TPP) in a proposed investment treaty covering both sides of the Pacific Ocean, including the US, but China is missing. Since the treaty covers 40% of the global GDP, China´s stance towards the TPP is key, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Triple Crisis.

Why Japan tops 2015 as tourist destination – Shaun Rein

After a boycott over the past three years, Japan is back as a favorite in 2015 for Chinese tourists, now relations are more stable, tells business analyst Shaun Rein to WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu. Hong Kong is passe, and domestic travel is in, especially for youngster who do not focus on shopping anymore.

Chinese investors turn to Tokyo real estate – Wei Gu

Relations between China and Japan might be tense, Chinese companies and individuals spend increasingly their capital in the real estate of Tokyo, writes WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu in her column at the Wall Street Journal.

Should the state leave China´s economy? – Sara Hsu

China´s economy is state-run, and despite changes, the government is still present everywhere. That now might not be a good idea for a good economic development, argues financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. If the economy needs to growth, the state should leave.

Next: China deal on Russian fighters – Wendell Minnick

After the massive gas deal between China and Russia, both countries are now working on a deal on Russian fighters and surface-to-air missiles. But it is not yet a done deal, explains defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

Japan documents intrusion by Chinese military aircraft – Wendell Minnick

The Japanese ministry of defense (MoD) has launched a website documenting intrusions by Chinese military aircraft in the East China Sea, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News. China´s activities have increased rapidly, the website says.

Why Chinese tourists are flocking to Japan – Wei Gu

Japan regain its top position as favorite holiday destination for Chinese tourists, after the US and Taiwan. WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu explains why the political disputes with Japan are easing down, and how the qualify of life is attracting Chinese, apart from a more favorable currency.

Taiwanese brand Shiatzy Chen takes on Tokyo – Paul French

Taking on the Japanese market is not easy for anybody, and certainly not for Chinese. But Shiatzy Chen, a luxury fashion brand from Taiwan with a 35-year history, seems to be making all the right moves, says retail analyst Paul French in the Women’s Wear Daily.

The tactics behind China’s new airspace rules – Wendell Minnick

China’s announcement to set up a defense identification zone over disputed waters in the East China Sea caught the US off guard, both was sino-US military relations had improved greatly, and it was the weekend before Thanksgiving. A known tactic, tells defense analyst Wendell Minnick in the VOA.