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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 $5,000. 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:

Real Estate Correction Accelerates (January 19, 2009)

BOJ Says Recession Could Be Worse than 1997-98 (January 22, 2009)

White House "Walking Back" Geithner on RMB (January 28, 2009)

Why "Blame Japan" on Autos Has No Traction (January 29, 2009)

Why the Export Plunge Smashed Manufacturing (Why the Export Plunge Smashed Manufacturing (February 2, 2009)

Bank Loss: NPLs Vs. Securities Write-downs, Part 1 (February 19, 2009)

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