Japan: the earthquake to come

Japanese politics needs a good shake up, and companies must follow suit, writes head of research firm Independent Strategy.

Usually a visit to Japan means boring meetings in airless rooms where the only spot of colour is the green tea. But this was not one of them. The senior government official sitting opposite me shook his head vigorously twice in affirmation. Yes, Japans budget deficit would grow. Yes, there would be a government bond crisis. And then he said The best scenario for Japan would be an earthquake that struck the downtown headquarters of the ruling Liberal...

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