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  • Writer's pictureAdam German

Opinions on the current state of the Japanese yen

Lately, the USD/JPY pair made news about how low the yen can go and whether the Japanese government will intervene. 

 

Below are some different opinions on the issue ranging from:  

 

  • Whether a currency intervention should happen or if the Bank of Japan should keep raising interest rates 

 

  • How a possible rate rise in Japan would mesh with a possible rate cut by the Fed,  

 

  • Whether wage growth widely reported is growth at all 

 

  • How the US stepping back from heavily relied on security roles is affecting East Asia 

 

  • On the lighter side of things, Jimmy Kimmel on why he thinks Japan is great 

 

Jens Nordvig, Exante founder and CEO on the yen, originally aired on April 2nd, 2024. 



 

William Pesek, the author of Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades, highlighted that Japan's underlying economy isn't experiencing significant growth.   

 

Originally aired April 1st, 2024. 

 


 

Mark Mobius, an experienced investor in emerging markets, anticipates continued depreciation of the yen despite heightened caution from Japanese authorities against speculative currency movements. 

 

Originally aired April 2nd, 2024. 



 

Michael Every from Rabobank, says Japan serves as a prime example of the extent to which unconventional policies can be pursued. 

 

Originally aired April 4th, 2024. 



 

Rahm Emanuel, the United States Ambassador to Japan, delves into the current status of the relationship between the two nations in anticipation of a bilateral summit scheduled to take place in Washington. 

 

The video gets interesting from the 5:30~ish mark when the conversation turns to the Biden Administration’s resistance to the Nippon Steel / US Steel merger.  

 

Originally aired April 5th, 2024. 

 


 

 Finally, Jimmy Kimmel learns why Japan is a great place to live. 

 

Originally aired April 2nd, 2024. 

 


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