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The year 2017 started with a significant level of uncertainties in global politics and economies — certainly true for the world economies over the last decade since the global financial crisis in 2007 — after the surprising outcome of the U.S. presidential election in November.

With only three days left to the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, Japan — along with the rest of the world — is still struggling to see a clear picture of what the world will look like in the near future.

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