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Episode 2: The hangover that followed Japan's bubble era

In the 1980s and ’90s, Japan experienced one of history’s greatest economic bubbles. Fast cars, designer clothes, expensive nights out … Japan had money and lots of it. Then the bubble burst, leading to a hangover that the country has been unable to shake to this day.

Japan Times staff writer Alex Martin joins Oscar Boyd and Cory Baird to discuss the end of the bubble era and what it meant for Japan.

Related link: Defining the Heisei Era: Japan experiences a hangover