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Laborers pick tea leaves near Mt. Fuji in Japan. Raising employment of women would help offset aging-related decline in the labor force. Photo: Everett Kennedy Brown/EPA/Newscom

Japan’s Bumpy Growth Path Puts Premium on Structural Reforms

July 31, 2014

In its latest assessment of the Japanese economy, the IMF said the recent economic reforms are taking hold, but they need to be more comprehensive and sustained for an extended period. This would help achieve the new inflation target and guard against headwinds from a shrinking labor force and a large fiscal adjustment for more

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