Japan tries to shed its pessimistic image

| Feb 18, 2017

Japan tries to shed its pessimistic image

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Japan ailing? Japan suffering? Nonsense. “Japan is the richest country in the world,” proclaims Sapio magazine. And the best. And the happiest. The brightest future looms. It’s an interesting identity crisis Japan is going through. Is it a rich country or a poor country? ...

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