Gearoid Reidy, The Japan Times

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The Japan Times

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Past articles by Gearoid:

Tourists and the Japanese art of pandemic envy

Japan is debating when and how to take off masks. The country should proceed cautiously. → Read More

Apartment prices in Tokyo exceed bubble-era high to hit record

Rising demand from dual-income households and increasing construction costs are boosting the capital’s once-moribund housing market. → Read More

Episode 112: A surge in omicron across Japan

In the past week, COVID-19 cases have surged across the nation, led by an uptick in infections of the omicron variant in Okinawa, Tokyo and Osaka.Gearoid Reidy, senior editor at Bloomberg’s Tokyo bureau, joins to discuss what the rapid spread of omicron means for Japan. Read more: Japan’s daily COVID-19 cases top 10,000 for first … → Read More

Japan’s beloved Super Dry beer to get first-ever recipe change

The company claims the new formula, which will go on sale next month, will improve the drinkability and aroma of the beverage while maintaining its hallmark crispness. → Read More

Venture capital cash flows to Japan following China crackdown

Japan’s startups are increasingly attracting interest from overseas investors as the country starts to shake off it's reputation as a unicorn-free venture backwater. → Read More

Worst could be over for Tokyo real estate as vacancy rate drops

Vacancies fell by 0.12 percentage points to 6.35% in the capital's five main business districts, ending months of increases amid the pandemic. → Read More

Episode 108: What explains Japan's low COVID-19 case count? And can we expect another wave?

Gearoid Reidy, senior editor at Bloomberg Japan, joins to discuss Japan's low COVID-19 case count, and if the country can expect another wave. → Read More

More companies will list in Japan this month than ever before

While Japan’s stock market might have had an unassuming year overall, one sector is running red-hot: new listings. → Read More

Investors hedge their bets as Japan readies for first election under Kishida

Will traders be in for a trick or a treat from the Halloween vote? → Read More

Soul food photo boosts Twitter profile of Japan's next leader

The politician set to become Japan’s next prime minister may not be all that savvy on social media — but a photo of his favorite food struck a chord with Twitter users. → Read More

Japan’s post-Olympics stock bounce depends on controlling COVID-19

The Nikkei usually rises when Japan hauls in gold medals, but all bets are off during the pandemic. → Read More

Shohei Ohtani's baseball skills help his sponsors outperform the market

As the U.S. takes note of Ohtani's prodigious ability, some market watchers in Japan are eyeing a third skill — the ability to boost share prices. → Read More

Beware of ‘ESG bubble,’ says ex-chair of world’s biggest pension fund

Eiji Hirano says the Government Pension Investment Fund needs to "think about how to analyze if ESG is really profitable, as well as how to evaluate and standardize ESG." → Read More

Buddhist monk who built popular Tokyo startup seeks IPO in 2021

Campfire's Kazuma Ieiri is one of a growing number of CEOs in Japan who have followed an atypical path to success. → Read More

Japan’s much-maligned vaccine campaign quietly gathers speed

The seven-day average of doses given has quadrupled in just two weeks, with about a quarter of the 13.2 million shots given coming from the past week alone. → Read More

Tokyo traders see faster vaccine pace driving markets higher

With the country administering more than 1.3 million doses in the past three days, some strategists are expecting the slow vaccination narrative to shift. → Read More

'Where are the female managers?' Japan’s newest foreign CEO asks

Mitsubishi Chemical chief Jean-Marc Gilson says in the absence of government intervention, he’ll push internally and actively promote women when faced with candidates of equal skill. → Read More

As Pfizer talks fail to lift its markets, could Japan see vaccine envy?

The nation won praise during the pandemic for staying open while others locked down, but is now struggling with its inoculation program. → Read More

Activist investors get their moment in Japan with $21 billion Toshiba bid

In corporate Japan, activist investors have gone from largely impotent onlookers to kingmakers in the space of just a few years. → Read More

Child care firms benefit from stock boost as Suga looks to shake up sector

Reports suggest the prime minister aims to form a new government-wide "Children’s Agency” to oversee and strengthen policy for infants and children. → Read More