Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives a stump speech in Tsukuba, near Tokyo prior to the October 22 general election. Photo: Kyodo
Tom Holland
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Tom Holland

Is Japan’s long slump finally ending?

Its economy long mired in obstacles, the nation may soon gather steam yet again, and it all fits a bust-boom cycle first cited in the 1930s

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives a stump speech in Tsukuba, near Tokyo prior to the October 22 general election. Photo: Kyodo
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