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Will Japan's stimulus package revive economy?

By Jennifer Laidlaw

Japan has been suffering from a moribund economy for several years. But the election of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in December and the nomination of central bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda is breathing new life into the country. Now Japan is set to start its most radical economic stimulus. Scott Urban, advisor with Oxford Analytica explains what the package means for Japan's economy.

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