The Oriental Economist Alert (TOE Alert)
is TOE’s two-to-three times a week briefing service aimed at readers who need a timely, detailed and frequent heads-up
on key trends in the Japanese economy and politics. TOE Alert readers knew ahead of the crowd about big events like
the impending resignations of Prime Minsters Shinzo Abe and Yasuo Fukuda or the fact that Japan would be among the most vulnerable
countries in a new global downturn. We provide timely analysis on a host of ongoing issues ranging from the downfall of the
Liberal-Democratic Party and its impact on policy to how the Bank of Japan is dealing with the recession, trends in US-Japan
trade relations, the impact of China, and trends in savings rates, currencies and taxes.