CNBC's Akiko Fujita reports on the issues at stake after Japan's election, including a scheduled trip by President Trump to talks about North Korea's threat.
Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe has vowed to push for reform of the country’s pacifist constitution, after his resounding election victory. CNBC’s Akiko Fujita reports on market reaction.
Investors bet that an emphatic election victory for Japan's ruling party would see a continuation of the ultra-loose "Abenomics" policy.
Columbia University professor Gerald Curtis discusses the Japanese economy, noting that "wages have not gone up very much."
Shinzo Abe's recent electoral triumph isn't expected to boost his ratings, which remain weak following a string of scandals.
A policy mistake by Shinzo Abe's predecessor 10 years ago will make it difficult to implement the structural reform that the country needs, says Richard Koo of Nomura Research Institute.
Although Japanese equities rallied following Shinzo Abe's projected election win on Monday, the market has under performed because of a "lack of true reforms," Tuan Huynh of Deutsche Bank Wealth Management.
Gerald Curtis, professor, Columbia University, says Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe still needs to convince voters he can bring wider changes to issues like education and health care even after his snap poll win.
Legislation for labor market reforms, including a cap on long office hours, could be proposed at the next parliament session, says Jun Saito at the Japan Center for Economic Research.
Melissa Otto, director of research, Fidelity International, says markets like the stability represented by the win of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Tobias Harris, analyst, Teneo Intelligence, says Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is safe for now from any party challenges to his leadership even as he shows weak standing in public opinion polls.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition scored a big win in Sunday's election.
Japan's snap election Sunday should be a win for Shinzo Abe. That will be good news for investors betting on his transparency policies.
Asian shares closed up on Friday even though stocks on Wall Street wobbled and European stocks stumbled overnight.
Yukio Noguchi, Emeritus Professor at Hitotsubashi University and adviser to the Institute of Financial Studies at Waseda University, discusses the Japanese economy.
The dollar rose as progress on U.S. tax reforms raised prospects of a fiscal lift to the economy.
Robert Feldman, senior advisor, Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities, says it is crucial for markets to see what reform policies the new government will take after Japan's election.
Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist, CLSA, says the market sees monetary and fiscal stimulus continuing if Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wins the Oct. 22 polls as expected.
Most people in Japan support a constitution amendment so the country can "stop lying" about the true nature of its self-defense forces, says Narushige Michishita, professor at GRIPS.
A "tactical mistake" by Japan's main opposition leader Yuriko Koike could explain the surging popularity of its newly-formed rival, says Tsuneo Watanabe of The Sasakawa Peace Foundation.