Nomura supported the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in the creation of a deep dive podcast series looking into the future of Japan and where their culture, economy, and government will be by 2030 and beyond.
20 min podcast | September 2019
Bonsai trees and shrubs encapsulate the serenity of Japanese culture. But these miniature wonders require diligence, commitment and attention to detail. Even a casual observer can appreciate the painstaking processes that underlie bonsai’s simple beauty.
3 min read | August 2019
As a pillar of Japanese culture, few things bring peace and enlightenment to the Japanese more than bonsai. In fact, some believe they have been ‘chosen by bonsai’ and feel great privilege and a deep responsibility to be a caretaker for an ancient and highly revered practice.
3 min video | August 2019
Japan’s ancient bonsai tradition, where miniaturised shrubs and trees are grown in pots for many hundreds of years, creates a noble plant that, by definition, has withstood the test of time.
4 min read | August 2019
Expectations have been mounting for a policy response by the BOJ, including further easing. What will trigger strong calls for the BOJ to respond? What are the possible policy options and implications to the markets?
3 min read | July 2019
The major theme that we are expecting for the second half of 2019 is something the Japanese call “Naibu Henka”, which translates to “internal change”.
3 min video | July 2019
The West has a growing fascination with Japanese gardens. Explore the strong connection between the East and West and how the collaboration has created some beautiful gardens.
| July 2019
Our main scenario is that recession and additional policy response will be avoided
3 min read | June 2019
The West has a growing obsessions with Japan's cherry blossom. Explore the strong connection between the East and West going back to the early plant hunters of the 1600s.
4 min video | May 2019
Out of the limited number of options available, what method can the BOJ use?
2 min read | February 2019
The recovery in Japan's economic activity is still rolling on, but the growth momentum is likely to weaken
2 min read | January 2019