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Party pledges for the Dec. 16 general election have highlighted the sense of urgency for economic reforms as the nation remains mired in deflation. But the pledges also reveal a dearth of long-term strategies.

The debate has revolved around what the parties would do, if they win, to make the Bank of Japan turn the economy around.

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