OTHER OPINION: A test of Japan’s unity
The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 damaged a nation already weakened by man-made problems. Japan has been stagnating, economically, politically and demographically, for two decades. Its national debt is roughly twice as big as its economy, which has been overtaken, in size, by China’s. Meanwhile, a new political force that rose to power two years ago, the Democratic Party of Japan, has yet to deliver the fresh policies the country needs.
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