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Koichi Hamada

Professor Emeritus at Yale University

Koichi Hamada is Professor Emeritus at Yale University and a special adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Koichi Hamada
9 Sep 2022

Remembering Shinzo Abe, the real liberal

At former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's funeral in July, the streets were lined with people carrying flowers. His state funeral -- expected to be attended by world leaders -- will be held this Sept 27 in Tokyo.

9 Sep 2022
9 Jul 2022

Is Taiwan going to be the next Ukraine?

Russia's brutal war on Ukraine is, most observers agree, an assault on democracy, sovereignty and human rights. For the United States and its Nato allies, the Kremlin's aggression demands a powerful response, including unprecedented economic sanctions against Russia and huge amounts of military aid to Ukraine.

9 Jul 2022 1
10 May 2022

When will inflation stop happening?

Until a few years ago, major economies were struggling to achieve even mild inflation, with policymakers in the United States, United Kingdom and eurozone struggling to meet their targets of 2% annual price growth. But with the arrival and persistence of Covid-19, the world changed dramatically. Two years later, everyone is worried about soaring inflation and how it can be contained.

10 May 2022 1
12 Nov 2021

What will Japan's Fumio Kishida do?

A month after becoming Japan's 100th prime minister, Fumio Kishida has another reason to celebrate. On Wednesday, he was re-elected as Japan's prime minister by parliament after the ruling coalition won the general election last month. The question now is how will he use this impressive result, and what his leadership will mean for Japan.

12 Nov 2021
5 Mar 2020

The fiscal fight against Covid-19

As the new Covid-19 coronavirus continues to spread rapidly outside China, medical professionals and policymakers around the world are fighting to contain the outbreak. But what role can or should governments play in this situation -- or, for that matter, when natural disasters strike?

5 Mar 2020
2 May 2018

We need globalisations

Free trade, migration, and foreign investment promise far-reaching gains for all parties involved and must not be destroyed by political opportunism.

2 May 2018 4
We need globalisations