08 Jan '12, 9pm

@Kishakishi I'm not necessarily disagreeing, merely pointing out the shortcoming of that stat. Also mentioned here

Time and again, Americans are told to look to Japan as a warning of what the country might become if the right path is not followed, although there is intense disagreement about what that path might be. Here, for instance, is how CNN analyst David Gergen has described Japan: "It's now a very demoralised country and it has really been set back." But that presentation of Japan is a myth. By many measures, the Japanese economy has done very well during the so-called lost decades, which started with a stock market crash in January 1990. By some of the most important measures, it has done a lot better than the United States. Japan has succeeded in delivering an increasingly affluent lifestyle to its people despite the financial crash. In the fullness of time, it is likely that this era will be viewed as an outstanding success story. How can the reality and the image be so diffe...

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