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Why did Japan Stop Growing?

Why did Japan Stop Growing? from SPICE on Vimeo.

Japan's economy has stagnated since the early 1990s, a development that has puzzled economists within Japan and around the world. Takeo Hoshi, the Henri H. and Tomoye Takahashi Senior Fellow in Japanese Studies at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, examines the reasons why Japan's economy has stalled.

The accompanying discussion guide looks at these reasons in more detail, focusing on why Japan has not become more productive and its need to restructure its economy.