The infamous terrorist attacks on the United States have done much to alter the global economic landscape. But they have done nothing to change the economic problems Japan needs to tackle.

Indeed the very shifts that have occurred in the global scenery demand Japan get on with the job of getting its economic house in some kind of working order in a prompt fashion.

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