When U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. collapsed last September, Japan was jolted awake from decades of lassitude as the offshore crisis nearly crippled the global financial system.
Just a year later, Japan’s traditionally apathetic voters said no to the status quo and catapulted an untested group into power promising core changes to political, economic and foreign policies.
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