The prime minister's upcoming pick for governor of the Bank of Japan will be the key executive decision defining the future of Abenomics.
Here are some far-out predictions that, if they come true, would be truly earthshaking. Enjoy, and best wishes for a successful and happy 2018.
While the past decades were marked by defeatism and fatalism, today's Japan is marked by ambition, confidence and a newfound idealism.
Today's record cash surplus allows for tomorrow's decoupling from the normal business cycle.
Japan will emerge as the only advanced economy that achieves the ultimate goal sought by policymakers — a new middle class.