Ben Dooley reports on Japan’s business and economy for The New York Times, with a special interest in social issues and the intersections between business and politics.
The economy contracted 1.2 percent as consumers and businesses were hit with rising import prices.
By Ben Dooley and Hisako Ueno
The layoffs hit across many divisions, including the engineering and machine learning units, the teams that manage content moderation, and the sales and advertising departments.
By Kate Conger, Ryan Mac and Mike Isaac
Japan is the latest country to turn to enormous fiscal relief as it seeks to reduce the impact of geopolitical instability and rampant inflation.
By Ben Dooley
The yen is plummeting and inflation is climbing, but Japan’s economic circumstances have led to a view that raising rates would do more harm than good.
A military court claimed that the 26-year-old documentarian violated immigration law and participated in protests against the regime.
By Seth Mydans
A 1997 financial catastrophe casts a long shadow in countries that are seeing the value of their money plunge to record lows.
By Daisuke Wakabayashi and Ben Dooley
The city, one of Japan’s most-visited before the pandemic, desperately needs tourism’s money, but it would like to avoid the excesses of Instagram-driven itineraries.
The fallout from Shinzo Abe’s death has taken a number of unexpected turns, casting a critical light on both his long-governing party and a fringe religious group.
By Motoko Rich and Ben Dooley
Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan have relaxed their pandemic rules, as they look to bolster their economies and play catch-up with much of the world.
By Alexandra Stevenson and Ben Dooley
The currency’s decline to a point not seen in 24 years prompted the rare action as officials keep interest rates low.