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  • Support for 'Abenomics' is falling in Japan
  • Support for 'Abenomics' is falling in Japan
    Matthias Lambrecht (2011) ©

Support for 'Abenomics' is falling in Japan

After receiving massive support last year, Japanese Prime Minister Shinz┼Ź Abe seems to be losing the public’s backing over his economic policies – despite the fact that it remains to be seen whether ‘Abenomics’ will be able to get the country out of its 20-year fight against deflation.



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