Peter Tasker

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Peter Tasker

Abe Gets His Ya-Ya’s Out

The LDP, like the Rolling Stones, is a dinosaur outfit. Both lack the energy levels of their nineteen sixties heyday , but still manage to wipe the floor……

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Peter Tasker

Japan Reflates

Amidst all this activity, the position of Japan is absolutely, well, pivotal. From the US point of view, a wealthy, confident and committed ally is a vital asset in what it is likely to be a long…

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Peter Tasker

Killing Godzilla

Only right-wing nationalists, communists and neo-pagans dare propose the time-honoured method of regaining lost competitiveness

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Peter Tasker

Darth Ozawa To The Rescue

The Democratic Party of Japan is about to make a momentous choice. Next week’s contest for the party leadership also decides who holds the office of prime minister. The contrast between the two candidates…

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Peter Tasker

How Japan Can Get Its Mojo Back

You are a little-known politician who has enthused the public with promises of change. You win a thumping electoral victory. You succeed a tired and discredited administration whose policies…