People film a shower of cherry blossoms at a park in Tokyo, on April 2. Springtime optimism usually coincides with the sakura season, but this year, the sense of hope is palpable and not just due to the explosion of cherry blossoms across the capital. Photo: Reuters 
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Has spring finally arrived for Japan’s zombie economy?

David Dodwell says Asia’s slumbering major economy is showing signs of life. By taking the first steps to build on its reputation for quality, Japan appears to be on its way to regaining its competitiveness

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People film a shower of cherry blossoms at a park in Tokyo, on April 2. Springtime optimism usually coincides with the sakura season, but this year, the sense of hope is palpable and not just due to the explosion of cherry blossoms across the capital. Photo: Reuters 
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