Nov. 9, 2017 The “Abenomics” experiment remains inconclusive, both at home and abroad.
Japan is positioned to become East Asia’s foremost economic and military power in the coming decades, but it's traveling a bumpy road to get there. Growing strategic challenges in its backyard related to China’s rise give it little choice but to push for a dominant role in the region, and it has the underlying fundamentals needed to do so. Yet at the same time, it is locked in a decades-long economic slump and is contending with a worsening demographic crisis – factors that could hinder its rise as a regional leader. And it is on...
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