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Positive leadership and the prospect of the Olympics returning to Tokyo are boosting confidence in Japan

Game on as Abenomics takes off

Positive leadership and the prospect of the Olympics returning to Tokyo are boosting confidence

Note from Lionel Barber, Editor of the Financial Times

Welcome to the FT and Nikkei’s editorial co-operation

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Culture: Leaders choose to play it cool in a global pitch of national identity

Idiosyncratic brands are seen as a crucial to success

Spy tactics and princess help Japan secure Olympic games

Tokyo’s governor talks about how the 2020 games were won

Economy: Two arrows on target but third yet to hit home

Companies have yet to respond to the improved outlook

Abenomics: Complacency is biggest threat to resurgence

Prime minister must stay the course with successful measures

Yasuhiko Ota

Commentary: Importance of TPP to more trade leaves no room to monkey about

Participating in the creation of trans-border rules would bring great benefits

Fukushima hurts nuclear revival hopes

Poll suggests that 80% doubt Abe’s Olympic assurances

Former export giants try to bounce back

Electronics in search of a new competitive edge

Tokyo real estate: from proverbial basket case to a sensible bet

Easier monetary policy has given a boost to the sector

Aftermath: Tsunami zone waits in hope

Reconstruction in disaster area is mired in bureaucracy