Time for Abe to get serious

Japan’s prime minister needs to overcome domestic resistance to change for essential third arrow to succeed.

Time for Abe to get serious
Shinzo Abe: Is he serious?

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s three arrows require strong leadership and a road map with some near-term milestones high-level meetings with China to de-escalate tensions serious commitments in the upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership TPP negotiating rounds and follow-through on a credible growth strategy.

The clock is ticking. If Abe is serious about restoring Japanese economic growth to an upward path he faces some daunting challenges. Monetary policy has provided short-term stimulus. But can fiscal policy that combines...

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