As Abe leaves, Japan assesses the state of the economy

By GlobalCapital
18 Sep 2020

What impact has Covid-19 had on Japan? The answer is complicated. No major economy has done so well at containing the spread of the virus — or so badly at limiting the economic fall-out. William Pesek reports.

Shinzo Abe could have been forgiven for expecting 2020 to be his crowning glory. Abe’s premiership was heading into its eighth year, a sharp break from the political merry go-round that preceded him, when the country had five prime ministers in five years. He would bask in the ...

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