Prime Minister Abe

Russian Happenings

February 15, 2013

A large meteorite fell to earth in Chebarkul near the Ural Mountains, injuring about 300 people. G20 central bank leaders and finance ministers meanwhile began the first session of a two-day meeting in Moscow.  Foreign exchange traders eagerly await the formal text that emerges.  A Russian deputy finance minister said the statement will not single […] More

Japanese Economy During Shinzo Abe’s Term as First Prime Minister

December 17, 2012

Abe’s first stint as Japan’s prime minister lasted exactly one year and ended on September 27th.  His reputation back then was much as it remains now.  He’s a foreign policy hawk.  In 2006-7, he practiced toughness in dealings with North Korea and other Asian neighbors and denied atrocities committed by Japan during and before the […] More