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  Japan: still trapped
As I suggested in the original piece, Japan's fundamental currency problem is not an excessively weak yen but a yen that, absent a commitment to inflation, tends to be too strong to effect the necessary export of capital; certainly the recent runup in the yen makes that position more comprehensible.
Between 1991 and 1996 Japan's consolidated budget went from a surplus of 2.9 percent of GDP to a deficit of 4.3 percent, yet the economy was marked by growing excess capacity.
Japan, you see, is different: expected inflation will actually raise real interest rates; lower real interest rates will increase savings, yet have no effect on investment; a weaker yen will do nothing to increase net exports, but will somehow reduce liquidity; and so on.
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  Capital of Japan debate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Tokyo's official status as capital of Japan is generally not in dispute, but it is not legally defined.
During the Edo Era, Japan was often said to have three capitals, or miyako (都).
Edo was the capital of the Tokugawa shogunate, Kyoto was the residence of the Emperor of Japan (therefore making it the capital of culture and tradition), and Osaka was the unofficial capital of the merchants.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Capital_of_Japan_debate   (434 words)

  
  Kyoto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Formerly the imperial capital of Japan, it is now the capital of Kyoto Prefecture, as well as a major city of the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto metropolitan area.
The pagoda is a symbol of the city, and the tallest pagoda in Japan.
Kyoto remained Japan's capital until the transfer of the government to Edo in 1868 at the time of the Imperial Restoration.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kyoto   (1354 words)

  
 Japan - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Japan (日本, Nippon/Nihon, literally "the origin of the sun") is a country east of the Asian continent on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean.
Japan is a temperate region with four distinct seasons, but because of its great length from north to south, its climate varies from region to region: the far north is very cold in the winter, while the far south is subtropical.
Japan maintains one of the world's largest fishing fleets and accounts for nearly 15% of the global catch, prompting some claims that Japan's fishing is leading to overdepletion in fish stocks such as tuna.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /japan.htm   (3934 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Japan Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Japan (Nippon/Nihon 日本 (the characters mean sun, and root/origin), literally "the origin of the sun") is a country in East Asia situated between the Pacific Ocean and east of the Korean peninsula.
Japan comprises a chain of islands, the largest of which are, from south to north, Kyushu (九州), Shikoku (四国), Honshu (本州, the largest island), and Hokkaido (北海道).
Japan is a temperate region with four distinct seasons, but because of its great length from north to south, its climate varies from region to region: the far north is very cold in the winter, while the far south is subtropical.
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 Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Japan (Nippon/Nihon 日本 (the characters mean sun, and root/origin), literally "the origin of the sun") is a country in East Asia situated between the Pacific Ocean and east of the Korean peninsula.
Japan comprises a chain of islands, the largest of which are, from south to north, Kyushu (九州), Shikoku (四国), Honshu (本州, the largest island), and Hokkaido (北海道).
Japan is generally considered to be a constitutional monarchy with a bicameral parliament, the Kokkai or Diet.
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 Tokyo, Japan - City Guide
Japan (Japanese: Nihon or Nippon) is an East Asian country surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Sea of Japan, the Philippine Sea, the East China Sea, and the Sea of Okhotsk.
Japan is the home to many multi-national companies and is the country with the second largest GNP in the world.
Nevertheless, Tokyo continues to draw people from across Japan and other countries; a substantial portion of the population is not native to the region, and Tokyo is still a place to meet people from all over the country and the world.
www.japantokyo.info   (462 words)

  
 Bambooweb: Japan
Japan (日本, Nippon/Nihon, literally "the origin of the sun") is a country in East Asia situated east of the Korean peninsula on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean.
In particular, Japan enthusiastically adopted and mass-produced Western gun designs, which was to be a key factor in the unification of the country under Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1603.
Japan developed a unique original culture, in its arts (ikebana, origami, ukiyo-e), crafts (dolls, lacquerware, pottery), performances (bunraku, dance, kabuki, noh, raku-go), and traditions (games, onsen, sento, tea ceremony), as well as a unique cuisine.
www.bambooweb.com /articles/j/a/Japan.html   (3237 words)

  
 Japan - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Japan (日本, Nippon/Nihon, literally "the origin of the sun") is a country in East Asia situated on a chain of islands east of the Asian continent on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean.
Japan surrendered following the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, and lost all of its colonies in Asia and the Pacific.
The Koizumi government is attempting to privatize Japan Post, one of the country's largest private banking and insurance institutions, by 2007.
open-encyclopedia.com /Japan   (3839 words)

  
 Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Japan (Nippon/Nihon 日 (sun) 本 (root/origin), literally "the origin of the sun") is a country in East Asia located between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean peninsula.
During the early part of the 17th century, Japan's shogunate suspected that they were actually forerunners of a military conquest by European powers and ultimately barred all relations with the outside world except for severely restricted contacts with Dutch and Chinese merchants at Nagasaki (Dejima) with occasional Korean envoys.
Japan developed a unique original culture, in its arts (ikebana, origami, ukiyo-e), crafts (dolls, lacquerware, pottery), performances (dance, kabuki, noh, raku-go), and traditions (games, onsen, sento, tea ceremony), as well as a unique cuisine.
www.indexlistus.de /keyword/Japan.php   (2949 words)

  
 Jepang - Wikip├ędia
Japan has outstanding territorial disputes over the Kuril Islands and Sakhalin or Karafuto, occupied by Russia, as well as the Liancourt Rocks (Jp.
Japan maintains one of the world's largest fishing fleets and accounts for nearly 15% of the global catch, prompting some claims that Japan's fishing is leading to overdepletion in fish stocks such as tuna as well as killing whales for 'scientific research', and the whale meat somehow ending up in seafood restaurants.
Japan is also the name of a band.
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 Japan - Gurupedia
Japan (Nippon/Nihon 日 (sun) 本 (root/origin), literally "the origin of the sun") is a country in East Asia situated between the Pacific Ocean and east of the
However, the Cantonese word for Japan, form which the word Japan was probably originally born, is Jatbun.
Japan maintains one of the world's largest fishing fleets and accounts for nearly 15% of the global catch.
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 Capital of Japan debate -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
(The capital and largest city of Japan; the economic and cultural center of Japan) Tokyo's official status as (A seat of government) capital of (A constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building) Japan is generally not in dispute, but it is not legally defined.
Historically speaking, while there was an Imperial edict transferring the capital to (Click link for more info and facts about Heiankyo) Heiankyo, such a basis has never been provided for the transfer from Kyoto to Tokyo.
This is the most concrete basis for legally recognizing Tokyo as the sole capital of Japan, since the Emperor has no governing power and all other state institutions are based in Tokyo.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/capital_of_japan_debate.htm   (469 words)

  
 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Tokyo is the central place of politics, economy, culture and academics in Japan as well as the home of the Japanese emperor and the seat of the national government, as well as a major business and financial centre for all of East Asia.
Tokyo literally means "eastern capital" in Japanese, a meaning in opposition to an old capital to the west, Kyoto, which was renamed "Saikyo", meaning "western capital", for a brief period of time in the 19th century.
During the 1950s and mid-1960s, Japan experienced what is widely described as the "economic miracle", which transformed the nation from wartime devastation to the world's second-largest economy by 1966.
www.alanaditescili.net /index.php?title=Tokyo   (1324 words)

  
 Timeline of Japanese History
Legends surrounding the founding of Japan are compiled as history in the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters) and the Nihon shoki (Chronicle of Japan).
Japan accepts the U.S. demands and opens its door for the first time in two centuries.
Draw on your knowledge of Japan's geography, history, and cultural values to predict how its influence will be modified by other peoples and nations.
www.askasia.org /frclasrm/readings/t000013.htm   (1067 words)

  
 History of Tokyo (Edo) - Japan Reference
The Tokugawa shogunate was established in 1603 with Edo as its seat of government (de facto capital).
However, the capital was never legally "transferred" to Tokyo, leading some to question whether Kyoto may still be the capital, or a co-capital.
During the 1950s and mid-1960s, Japan experienced what is widely described as the "economic miracle", which transformed the nation from wartime devastation to the world's second-largest economy by 1966.
www.jref.com /practical/tokyo_edo_history.shtml   (528 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Capital of Japan debate Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Tokyo 's official status as capital of Japan is generally not in dispute, but it is not legally defined.
[1] This is the most concrete basis for legally recognizing Tokyo as the sole capital of Japan, since the Emperor has no governing power and all other state institutions are based in Tokyo.
Indeed, shuto came into use during the 1860's as a gloss of the English term "capital." [1]
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 Tokyo - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
eastern capital) is the capital of Japan as well as the most populous conurbation in Japan, and theworld's largest metropolitan area by population with 33,750,000people living within its urban influence.
Tokyo is the central place of politics, economy, culture and academics in Japan as well as the home ofthe Japanese emperor and the seat of the national government, aswell as a major business and financial centre for all of East Asia.
Tokyo literally means "eastern capital" in Japanese, a meaningin opposition to an old capital to the west, Kyoto, which was renamed "Saikyo"(西京 Saikyō), meaning "western capital", for a brief period of time in the 19th century.
www.aaez.biz /?t=Tokyo   (1756 words)

  
 Nuclear Weapons Program - Japan
Japan's small size, its geographically concentrated industry, and the close proximity of potentially hostile powers all render the country vulnerable to a nuclear strike.
Japan's nuclear power program based on reprocessed plutonium has aroused widespread suspicion that Japan is secretly planning to develop nuclear weapons.
Japan's nuclear technology and ambiguous nuclear inclinations have provided a considerable nuclear potential, becoming a "paranuclear state." Japan would not have material or technological difficulties in making nuclear weapons.
fas.org /nuke/guide/japan/nuke   (1581 words)

  
 Japan - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
It is bound by the Sea of Japan, the Korea Strait and the East China Sea to the west, the Pacific Ocean to the east and the La Perouse Strait to the north.
Central Japan is marked by the convergence of three mountain chains that form the Hida Mountains or Japanese Alps.
In 1973 Japan experienced an oil crisis which exposed the country's deficiency of local energy supplies, however, by the second oil crisis of 1979 Japan was a world leader in energy saving technology.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/japan.htm   (2005 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Capital of Japan debate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
[3] (http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%9D%B1%E4%BA%AC) This is the most concrete basis for legally recognizing Tokyo as the sole capital of Japan, since the Emperor has no governing power and all other state institutions are based in Tokyo.
Indeed, shuto came into use during the 1860's as a gloss of the English term "capital." [7] (http://www.mlit.go.jp/kokudokeikaku/daishu/online/lec16.html#a)
Officially, the relocation is referred to as "capital functions relocation" instead of "capital relocation," or as "relocation of the Diet and other organizations." [9] (http://www.mlit.go.jp/kokudokeikaku/daishu/English/english.htm)
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Capital-of-Japan-debate   (506 words)

  
 Morgan Stanley - Global Strategy Bulletin
Conversely, in Japan we expect 2yr spreads to narrow versus a widening of 15yr spreads.
Japan is a safer haven to fade the recent liquidity and credit crisis.
This publication is disseminated in Japan by Morgan Stanley Japan Securities Co., Ltd.; in Hong Kong by Morgan Stanley Asia Limited (which accepts responsibility for its contents); in Singapore by Morgan Stanley Asia (Singapore) Pte.
www.morganstanley.com /views/gsb   (5144 words)

  
 Sake-Drenched Postcards - Sake Archives
The granddaughter of former wartime Prime Minister Hideki Tojo, who was hanged as a war criminal following the Tokyo tribunals, believes that modern Japan is a nation bereft of dignity, a condition she hopes to change by running in this month's House of Councillors election.
Japan's construction industry is renowned for its proclivity for paving over anything that does not stand still.
But in terms of magnitude, today's concrete pourers were certainly rivaled by the work of their predecessors, who cut and filled what is now Ginza into a network of canals and bridges before transforming the area into the asphalt slab it is today.
www.bigempire.com /sake/archive.html   (1988 words)

  
 Social Capital Gateway - Resources for the study of social capital edited by Fabio Sabatini
The international Social Capital and Networks of Trust Congress, in Jyväskylä, Finland, from 18 to 20 October 2007.
Social Capital and Financial Inclusion, in Edinburgh, 9 November 2007.
This section catalogues social capital studies according to the particular country to which the main focus is devoted.
www.socialcapitalgateway.org   (744 words)

  
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See Capital of Japan for the debate on whether Tokyo is also the de jure capital.
Tokyo city guide, Japan - Time Out Travel
A complete guide to all foreign embassies in Tokyo, Japan.
www.tokyoiworld.com   (411 words)

  
 Mercantile Power
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