Surging mergers and Y10tn in outbound deals in 2015 are being cited as evidence that the once-mighty interventionist ministry of international trade — reborn as Meti — is reclaiming power, boosted by the Abenomics stimulus project and seeking to compete more effectively with China, say Leo Lewis and Kana Inagaki

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