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ASIA BIZ FORECAST

The program forecasts Asia's rapidly changing business, finance and market trends, bringing strategies of hot Asian companies and economist insights.

Hosted by Yuko Fukushima

ON AIR SCHEDULE (UTC)

Sat.14:10 - 14:40
20:10 - 20:40
Sun.2:10 - 2:40
8:10 - 8:40

Sep. 13, Sat.

China Property: Shaky Ground

Standard & Poor's expects China's property prices to drop 5% this year - and is warning that small developers may go bankrupt. The US rating agency says past price declines in China's housing market have only happened during financial crises. We ask Shen Jianguang, Senior Economist of Mizuho Securities in Hong Kong, if a bubble is about to burst.

China Property: Shaky Ground



Japan Tourism: Game Changer

Yamanashi Prefecture - tourist gateway to Mt Fuji - is trying to diversify. 2 years ago, the number of Chinese visiting the region fell sharply after a dispute erupted over the Senkaku Islands. Local officials decided they needed to target alternative markets. We report on their game-changing strategies, which include inviting a popular Indonesian footballer to play for the local club.

Japan Tourism: Game Changer