How Japan’s trauma affects the rest of Asia

The disaster in Japan will disrupt trade and investment between Asia and Japan in the short term, but our readers are still more worried about inflation, according to last week’s web poll.

How Japan’s trauma affects the rest of Asia

Early last week, when we asked readers whether inflation or recession was the bigger threat right now, uncertainty surrounding the emergency in Japan stoked fears of wider regional effects.

Japan has deep economic ties to the rest of Asia in the form of trade, investment, tourism and official assistance, and it is still unclear how the disaster will affect those flows. Nomura, which has produced copious research during the crisis, said in a report on...

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