The Bank of Japan
undertook drastic steps to lower interest rates to save domestic banks and non-financial companies after Japan's bubble burst.
Mobile Suit Gundam, and Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-96) all involve the necessary arming of Japan
for the purpose of self-defense, if not the defense of all mankind.
They clearly know that Japan is an excellent target for M & A activities," says Takashi Kanasaki, COO of Japan
Credit Rating Agency.
As a very good friend of Japan
, the Deputy Secretary of State, Richard Armitage, has put it, "Japan is putting its skillful hands on the tiller of the international community, no longer content simply being a passenger," but charting "a course to a direct and rightful role in shaping a better future.
defend allies of Japan
and America, or even protect the Japanese islands, a theory known as "collective self-defense," if a naval battle occurred outside Japan's territorial waters.
Finally, as one of the defining structures of crisis, the black market represents a world decidedly un-Japanese, at least according to perceptions of Japan
on this side of the Pacific.
Dogs and Demons: Tales front the Dark Side of Japan
, by Alex Kerr, New York: Hill & Wang, 432 pages, $27
In 1953, the government of Japan
dispatched its first postwar economic delegation to the region.
According to the Internet Association of Japan
, in 1999 there were nearly 18.
The Mammalogical Society of Japan
announced last year that about half of the 174 mammal species in and around Japan are in danger of extinction.
The Jomon, the original inhabitants of Japan
, are thought to have migrated from the Asian mainland at a time when the two regions were physically connected.
Even after the modernization and democratization of Japan
, we did not recognize the need to "communicate" with each other.
Audrey Hepburn's Neck'' - told from the perspective of a boy raised in a small village, who later moves to Tokyo and becomes an illustrator - offers the reader a view of Japan
by considering how Americans appear in the eyes of the Japanese.
It seems to have been fueled, in part, by the low interest rates associated with an expansionary monetary policy adopted by the Bank of Japan
from February 1985 to December 1987.
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan
(METI) announced in May the NNES, which has three main objectives: to establish energy security measures, create a foundation for sustainable development through funding of innovative technologies, and make a firm commitment to assisting other nations, its Asian neighbors in particular, in improving efficiency of energy consumption.