Princes of the Yen:

Central Banks and the Transformation of the Economy

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Film Synopsis

Michael Oswald’s film “Princes of the Yen: Central Banks and the Transformation of the Economy” 『円の支配者』reveals how Japanese society was transformed to suit the agenda and desire of powerful interest groups, and how citizens were kept entirely in the dark about this. Based on the book of the same title by Professor Richard Werner, a visiting researcher at the Bank of Japan during the 90s crash, during which the stock market dropped by 80% and house prices by up to 84%. The film uncovers the real cause of this extraordinary period in recent Japanese history.

Steve Morrissey Film Reviwer & Critic

"Essential viewing if you've any interest at all in economics or politics"

Josh Ryan-Collins - Associate Professor in Economics & Finance at University College London

“Blows open the widely held consensus that ‘independent’ central banks are a force for economic good."

Ben Dyson - Founder Positive Money and BIS head of Project Nexus

"A fascinating look at the need for better public understanding of just how much money can affect the world we live in.”

Simeon Roberts - Film Critic - The Film Gods

“Mastery of filmmaking. An engaging and dynamic narrative supported by visual aesthetics”

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