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Japan After Abe's Death

The sudden death of former Prime Minister Abe was profoundly shocking and will undoubtedly have a lasting impact both culturally and politically in Japan. In this article economist Takayuki Toji discusses Abe's legacy and the potential impact this could have on the Japanese political landscape and economic policy.
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Market Review for April 2022

TOPIX ended down on the previous month-end. The decline of the US equity market due to the Fed's monetary tightening and disappointing quarterly earnings by some IT companies affected the Japanese equity market. Lockdowns in Shanghai also weighed on market sentiment.