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Japan Update: Struggling to escape inflation’s drag

by Byron Gangnes

COVID's aftermath brought soaring inflation to Japan, a country that averaged less than 0.2% inflation between 1995 and 2019. The result was a marked decline in real wages that has undercut consumer spending. Exports have also suffered from a weak global economy. Where do things stand at present, and what is the likely path forward in the near term and longer run?

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