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This section, jointly produced with Nikkei, asks if success in reigniting growth and dealing with Japan’s public debt would allow a happier, more optimistic country to emerge

World watches to see if Abenomics experiment will be a success

Premier’s challenge is to match massive monetary stimulus with structural reforms

European contrition: Poland 1970. German Chancellor Willy Brandt kneels before the Memorial of the Warsaw Ghetto's Nazi victims

Opinion: Japan needs a forthright reckoning

Europe has led by example in acts of contrition following the second world war

Women wearing Hakama, or Japanese traditional kimono, are reflected in an electronic board, showing various stock prices, outside a brokerage in Tokyo, March 23, 2015
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Splits emerge between BOJ and Japan’s policy makers

Easing economic rules will help business grow

Olympic task to reinvent Tokyo’s heart

The games are a chance to make over the metropolis

Deregulation threatens to break up Japanese energy monopolies

Changes to the sector could create a Y10tn market

Kewpie mayonnaise

Government calls on big companies to spend

The era of hoarding money seems to be over, as businesses look to spend more

Chef wants to export taste for ‘umami’

Chef Yoshihiro Murata is passionate about exporting Japanese cuisine