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15 May 2013
Capitalist crisis: 'Desperate times call for desperate measures': On 4 April the new governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, took the world of finance completely by surprise when he launched an unprecedented stimulus package cash injection
30 March 2011
Resentment and anger need a socialist expression: The human cost of the Kanto- Tohoku earthquake and tsunami will be immense, writes Carl Simmonsm, Kokusai Rentai (CWI Japan).
23 March 2011
After Japan's tsunami disaster -: The earthquake off Japan's east coast and the giant tsunami wave that followed on 11 March has, at the time of writing, officially killed over 8,500 people with another 13,000 people still missing...
16 March 2011
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Millions around the world watched, read and listened in horror to the reports coming from Japan on 11 March and the days that followed...
16 March 2011
As we go to press the horrendous tsunami and earthquakes have claimed an estimated 3,000 lives in Japan. The final toll could be tens of thousands...
14 March 2011
Japan: The massive earthquake that struck north-eastern Japan on Friday 11 March and ensuing destruction caused by one of the most powerful tsunamis ever witnessed was the "worst crisis since 1945" according to Prime Minister, Naoto Kan. Reporters in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, from chinaworker.info, write.
16 September 2009
THE EDIFICE of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) rule has finally come tumbling down with the dramatic defeat it suffered in the Lower House elections on 30 August, writes Carl Simmons, Kokusai Rentai (International Solidarity), CWI in Japan.
9 September 2009
THE FILM City of Life and Death depicts the Japanese Imperial army's infamous massacre of the Chinese city of Nanking in 1937, writes Rob Bishop.
17 June 2009
The underground explosion of a massive nuclear bomb on 25 May of the North Korean regime brought it to the centre of world attention. Clare Doyle considers the motives of North Korea's ossified Stalinist regime
8 October 2008
ECONOMISTS AND political leaders are looking to the recent economic history of Japan with growing fear. Is the US economy also heading for a 'lost decade'? asks Jared Wood, Oxford Socialist Party.
1 June 2006
World economy: IN THE second week of May there was a convulsion in the world financial system. Shortly after rising to near-peak levels, shares fell sharply on world stock exchanges, especially in so-called 'emerging markets' like India and Turkey. Lynn Walsh examines these events and exposes the instability of the global capitalist system.
22 February 2006
THE FAILURE of the capitalist powers at the recent WTO (World Trade Organisation) talks in Hong Kong to further 'liberalise' world trade reflects the growing difficulties and contradictions inherent in the world economy...
11 August 2005
HIROSHIMA, 6 August 1945, 8am. The 'all clear' sounded, signalling the end of an air raid by US bombers. Workers and school children left...
18 October 2003
CAN US capitalism pull the world economy out of its present stagnation? Japan has been stuck at near-zero growth for over ten years...
19 October 2001
THE UNITED Nations estimates that the effects of September's terror attacks are likely to cost the global economy £230 billion and slow it down by 1%, writes Why is the world economy heading towards a serious crisis?.
4 May 2001
AS JAPAN'S rulers struggle to extricate the economy from its decade-long morass, hopes have been placed in newly elected Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi...
30 March 2001
IT WAS panic on the financial streets of London, New York, Tokyo, Paris and other world financial centres last week as stock markets went into simultaneous freefall...
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