Part III: Abenomics and the road to collapse. Abenomics is the label given to Prime Minster Abe`s three pronged plan to revive the Japanese economy. One of his first acts as Prime Minister was to place trusted inflationist at the helm of BoJ. The new Chairman, Mr. Kuroda, did not disappoint with his plan to…

Part II: From quagmire to Abenomics. Unsurprisingly the policy lead to a massive increase in debt levels. In order to feed the unsustainable system, consecutive Japanese governments threw money at it with the perverted consequence of depriving corporations of capital. Government debt grew inexorably while corporations got squeezed. Source: Bank of Japan – Flow of…

Part I: Toward the abyss Japan has been in a stable, but unsustainable, equilibrium for years. Its leaders know it is unsustainable and in their immense wisdom, decided to manage the whole system in order to achieve a sustainable development. However, this will prove fraught with danger since moving an unsustainable system away from its…