Tama pictured in her stationmaster's cap at Kishi station in Kinokawa, Japan. The cat provided a massive boost to tourism in the city before her death last year. Photo: AFP

Japan’s lucky cats may be cute but they won’t save the economy

Kevin Rafferty says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s focus on constitutional issues has led to the neglect of the nation’s economic problems, and a popular focus on photogenic felines won’t help

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Tama pictured in her stationmaster's cap at Kishi station in Kinokawa, Japan. The cat provided a massive boost to tourism in the city before her death last year. Photo: AFP
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