“Think tank says 2025 Osaka Expo will draw 3 million visitors from abroad”

“Given the sharp increase in the number of visitors to Japan in recent years, the percentage of foreign visitors to the Osaka Expo is projected to rise to around 10 percent from the roughly 5 percent who attended the 2005 Expo in Aichi Prefecture. The Osaka Expo will bring positive economic effects totaling ¥1.3 trillion to the Kansai region and ¥2.2 trillion across the country, the think tank predicted.” – The Japan Times

“A Backlash Is Coming to Carlos Ghosn’s Arrest”

“A prediction: l’affaire Carlos Ghosn is not going to end well for the Japanese. Yes, that’s right: I’m convinced that Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan Motor Co. who was arrested Nov. 19 on suspicion of underreporting his compensation, is going to come out of this looking a lot better than either the Japanese prosecutors who arrested him or the Japanese automaker that so plainly turned on him.” – by Joe Nocera (Bloomberg)