Japan Real Time Charts and Data

Edward Hugh is only able to update this blog from time to time, but he does run a lively Twitter account with plenty of Japan related comment. He also maintains a collection of constantly updated Japan data charts with short updates on a Storify dedicated page Is Japan Once More Back in Deflation?

Tuesday, November 12, 2002


This blog is still under construction. It will bring together all my writings relating to the evolving situation in Japan. As can be seen from the blog title, I am not optimistic. My overriding preoccupation, apart from the inevitably tragic human dimension of what is about to happen over there in Japan, is that the main reaction here in Western Europe is likely to be one of incomprehension and profound fear. Maybe I have remained too much of a Hegelian, but I can't help believing that even if there is nothing to be done and a that a few cool heads will never calm the madding crowd, still understanding is in itself a constructive and worthwhile activity.