OYAMA, Shizuoka Pref. — Education is the key to establishing a stronger national identity amid globalization, business leaders said Thursday.

On the first day of the annual two-day seminar of the Japan Business Federation, 36 senior members of the business group exchanged views and concerns on how Japan can obtain a national identity at a time when it is still loosing confidence following the “lost decade” of the 1990s.

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