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a first vowel in aiueo order pure vowel as in Italian not diphthong as in English cf Hepburn, gojuon
a kstnhmyrw permitted combinations ka sa ta na ha ma ya ra wa lengthened as aa, ah, a- etc cf Hepburn, gojuon
Abe Entourage group supporting Abe's return to the premiership policy programme is to achieve the 1952 Kishi Objectives cf Kishi School, SDF
Abe Shinzo 1954 - prior Seiwakai Faction Leader and two time PM driven to achieve the rightist Kishi Objectives of his maternal grandfather Kishi
Abenomics Shinzo Abe + economics a portmanteau word a reaction to the Abe Cabinet I policy failure despite its Rising Tide Argument
Abenomics Arrow I BoJ Quantitative and Qualitative Easing QQE easing was launched 2013 to defeat deflation with CPI 2 pct Inflation Targeting
Abenomics Arrow II fiscal stimulus budgeting to be adopted the stimulus would help get the economy moving again and defeat deflation
Abenomics Arrow III structural reform policies through the EFPC ineffectual reversion to the 1986 Maekawa Report structural reform mantra
Abenomics Arrow IV the key hidden MoF fiscal austerity schemes Total Tax Burden to the German level by 2021 and the Swedish level by 2026
Abenomics Mark I the original Arrows One Two Three The Three Arrows an historical tale involving a famous 16th cent daimyo cf Mori
Abenomics Mark II flagging Mark I given a PR policy boost One Hundred Million Activity scheme launched 2016 to keep Abenomics alive
Abenomics Mark III flagging Mark I + II given a PR policy boost Productivity Revolution + Human Resources Revolution schemes from 2017
abode of devils fukumaden term applied to MoFA by Makiko Tanaka re excessive internal complications
ACCJ American Chamber of Commerce in Japan representing US business interests in Japan with haphazard gaiatsu vs EBC
accruals basis accounting hasseishugi kaikei accruals and pre payments at the cut off balance sheet date vs cash basis
Acu Asian currency unit East Asian single currency excluding investment etc forex risk cf Euro, Ecu
adobaiza advisor M&A advisor retained by one party to the M&A transaction only vs arenja
AFLAC American Family Life Assurance of Columbus pioneered third sector cancer insurance has been immensely successful
AGMs Annual General Meetings for directors reporting to shareholders were much disturbed by sokaiya cf sokaiya
Ahonomics play on the word Abenomics stupidonomics aho Osaka slang for stupid as used by Noriko Hama of Doshisha University
AIDS AIDS infection in Japan saga MoHW denial of unsafe blood fractions route cf BSE, O-157, press clubs
ainu aboriginal inhabitants of Northern Japan were subjugated in Honshu historically in Hokkaido during early Meiji
aisatsu greetings formal process of round of visiting in person to inform of some event
ajia Asia first kanji 'a' frequently used compound element as hana Pan Asia cf nichia
ajinomoto flavour origin less picturesquely known as monosodium glutamate the flavour enhancer
akaji red figures losses as mattaku akaji darake no shobai a total dead loss of a business vs kuroji
Akasaka red slope quality entertainment now also a popular office location an area in Tokyo
Akihabara Autumn leaf field centre for discounted electrical products and components an area in Tokyo
akusaku bad policy MoF's past roll forward of NPLs the uneasy BoJ/Establishment compromise
alienation of bureaucrats estrangement Entfremdung sogai Sartrian non praxis in inert field of action cf seriality, impotence, paralysis
Allfinanz universal banking post War German banking model adopted by Japan as was in the mid 1980s
altaic of the Altai meaning gold mountains widely dispersed family of agglutinative languages Japanese a probable member
Alteuropa old Europe of regime perpetuation society as a family economy as a government enterprise cf Cameralism, Meiji
amae being spoilt presuming on someone else and so not taking full adult responsibility
amakudari descent from heaven provision of padded post retirement jobs to bureaucrats etc cf seido hiro
Amaterasu Omikami Sun Goddess origin myth of Japan maintained in Shinto with the Emperor as the High Priest
Analects Lunyu logic discourses rongo series of sayings gathered by followers Confucian Secular not Holy Writ
anata you considered abrupt/familiar generally avoided by keigo directionality cf keigo
Andrew Nelson US Japanese lexicographer 1893 - 1975 The Modern Readers Japanese English Character Dictionary Tuttle 1962
anju suru to live in peace as anju no chi a safe haven/a comfortable slot away from stress jocular
anteika stabilisation measures to prevent market forces causing unwanted confusion vs konran
anteika taisaku share register stabilisation measures reduce free float of equity so avoiding the confusion of M&A activity
antithesis anchiteze Kant 1724 - 1804 and Fichte 1762 - 1814 negation of the thesis as the second stage in dialectical reasoning vs thesis
anzen daiichi safety first large sign to be seen on all construction sites in green on white lettering
aoru to fan a fire to ramp a share price as meigara o aotte urinigeta they ramped the stock and sold out
Aoyama blue hill attractive and quiet quality residential, fashion and shopping an area in Tokyo
Aozora Bank blue skies bank previously Nippon Credit Bank NCB improbable banking name via Bank of Korea, Nippon Fudosan Bank and NCB
apato apartment very cheap and rather nasty prefab accommodation built for the letting market
arenja arranger conflicted M&A deal go between ill prepared to close the deal vs adobaiza
aristocrats peerage created in Meiji Era for an Upper House peerage abolished and wealth extinguished by GHQ + bureaucrats in alliance
arrested Listianism Japanese exceptional economic state Listian process arrested and sink industries remaining protected cf Listianism
Article 9 Paragraph (i) + (ii) the heart of the peace constitution (i) renouncing the sovereign right of war + (ii) no maintenance of armed forces
Article IV IMF regular financial overview FSAP saga of the crucial FSAP Japan 2003 cf maladministration, FSAP Japan
arubaito baito Arbeit hourly paid casual work university student jargon for their common part time jobs cf jikankyu
asahi morning sun rising sun a name associated with Japan in a variety of poetic kanji spellings
ashikaga foot profit family name of Muromachi hereditary shogunate 14th cent to 16th cent
Ashikaga Bank Tochigi Prefecture first regional bank madcap lending expansion 'hero of the firsts' disaster tidied away into Mebuki
ashikase leg irons restraint of somebody's scope of decision making to one's advantage
assen good offices traditional settlement of a matter as a go between origin of M&A arenja
Asuka Period characteristic art and architecture 592 - 710 a Yamato imperial court formed in the Asuka Region a strong Chinese influence
ATM Automated Teller Machine sophisticated cash dispenser with remittance and other added functions
atomisation of responsibility tendency to creation of an anarchic mess of bureaucrat fiefs cf factionalism
Ausgleich company in administration kaishakoseiho Austria Hungary 19th cent creditor protection administration cf Konkursordnung
Austria Hungary the Kaiserlich und K├Âniglich K u. K Dual Monarchy its authoritarianism found favour but its defeat 1866 by Prussia did not
aya no aru hidden complications doubtful bona fides as aya no aru yo na kaisha a company probably best given a wide berth
ayamachi fault error as oki na ayamachi a gross blunder, ayamachi o okosu to make a mistake
ayamaru to apologise as ayamatta to have made an apology, ayamari nasai please say you're sorry
ayamaru to make a mistake as ayamatta to have made a mistake, ayamari no nai infallible
ayashii doubtful complicated as ayashii kankei an exotic relationship/a dangerous liaison
ayumi path progress as chiho zaisei no ayumi a history of local government finances
Azabu linen cloth now with the Oedo and Nanboku lines quality central residential an area in Tokyo
Azuchi Momoyama Period a final phase of a low level civil war 1573 - 1603 impact of European culture moved Japan from the mediaeval to the early modern

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