April 24, 2014

Hell No, Shinzo Won't Go

Michael Auslin, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

Before President Barack Obama leaves Tokyo on Friday, he may want to take a selfie with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan's strongest leader in a decade. Abe's aggressive policies of monetary easing, stimulus spending, and structural reform, nicknamed Abenomics, won plaudits as a new approach to Japan's two-decade long economic slump, even though they resulted in a mere 0.7 percent GDP growth in 2013.

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