The Japanese Malaise

Discussion in 'Japanese News & Hot Topics' started by thomas, Mar 28, 2002.

  1. thomas

    thomas Unswerving cyclist

    Excellent article by the Swiss Neue Zテシrcher Zeitung, March27, 2002:

    The Japanese Malaise

    The Self-Doubts of an Insecure Nation

    Urs Schoettli

    Japan's protracted economic crisis is consuming the country's substance, not only in the material sense but increasingly also emotionally. A growing number of Japanese have doubts about their nation's future. The spreading malaise threatens to obscure the true proportions of the situation and to turn the country's decline into a self-fulfilling prophecy.


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