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Regarding Kevin Rafferty’s Nov. 15 article, “Japan’s sun is setting quickly“: For the past 18 years, Western journalists have been predicting doom and gloom for Japan, but they now sound very frustrated that it is not happening.

Rafferty makes a hypothesis but fails to prove anything in his article, which is nothing but a compilation of already published news. There is nothing new in it. Rafferty doesn’t seem able to comprehend the real reason for Japan’s problem.

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