Am I too optimistic? Well, the Economist is upbeat, too!

I am a fan of Japan but I also try to maintain a balanced view when it comes to journalism.

This week, I was challenged by a reader of my blog on whether I’m too optimistic.

I then came across a very positive article in the Economist, telling readers all the good things about Japan’s current situation.

In this week’s Japan Story blog I share the upbeat news but note some big challenges still facing Japan.


Japan Story’s blog is written by former BBC Tokyo Correspondent Duncan Bartlett. Each week he analyses how Japan’s story is being told to the world through the international media.