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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.

The yearly subscription rate is $6,000. To order, go to our subscription page. To see sample copies, click on the URLs below. For more information, write to editor Richard Katz at

TOE Alert Sample Issues:

Is Electricity Shortfall Deindustrializing Japan? (April 2014)

Foreign Investors Losing Faith In Abenomics (May 2014)

Consumer Spending Tracking post-1997 Tax Hike Pattern (July 2014)

TPP In Trouble, Part 1 (Feb. 2014)

What Does China Want On Senkakus, South China Sea, part 1 (July 2014)

Shiga Governor Election Loss A Setback For Abe (July 2014)

Does Korea Risk Reprising Japan's Lost Decades, part 1 (March 2014)

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