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Description: The currency crisis is merely one symptom of the country’s general aversion to change after the boom-and-bust 1980s.

Source:  Businessweek.com

Date: 09/02/2010

Link:  http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_37/b4194007896491.htm 

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the analysis of Japans economic situation.
  • What are the historical reasons that explain how this present condition came about.
  • Do you agree with the analysis presented and the recommendations for making improvements?
  • What else would you advise governments do to help improve the economy?
  • What lessons are there here to be learned by other governments and regulators?
  • How did international firms respond to the economic conditions in Japan?
  • What others strategies are available to financial managers of these firms?
  • What strategies are available to the financial managers of firms that only operate in Japan?

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