Author: Richard Smart
Richard Smart is a Tokyo-based freelance journalist who writes on business, society, and the economy.
Articles by Richard Smart
- Evolving Tokyo
Published on May 23, 2016 in Development
The city’s center, inside the circular Yamanote Line, has seen massive redevelopment in recent years. Now, developers are looking further afield.
- Tokyo Olympics: A City Examines Itself in Preparation for the 2020 Games
Published on May 05, 2014 in Infrastructure
In the Japanese capital, planning for the experience is as important as planning the infrastructure.
- “Abenomics” Opens Up Prospects for Japanese Investment
Published on July 29, 2013 in Capital Markets
The combination of Japanese monetary policies, government spending policy, and structural reforms being carried out under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent the Japanese stock market up by about 60 percent and weakened the national currency to around ¥100 against the dollar, about a 20 percent decline. However, hurdles remain on the path to success.