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Richard Katz on the Japanese Economy

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His comments on Japan are frequently quoted in major publications such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, London Economist, Chicago Tribune, and the San Jose Mercury News, and he has been interviewed on “Newshour with Jim Lehrer,” CNN, Bloomberg TV, and BBC’s “The World” and “Marketplace.” His op-ed shave appeared in The New York Times, London Financial Times, Asian Wall Street Journal, Asahi Evening News, Japan Times, Christian Science Monitor, and Investors Business Daily. Longer essays have been published by Foreign Affairs, The Washington Quarterly, The International Economy magazine, Challenge, and The American Prospect. In what follows, Richard Katz lucidly describes Japan’s recent economic history, the nation’s current economic and political climate, and its future economic prospects.