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Yen-Pinching Undercuts Japan's Push Against Years of Deflation …

But as Mr. Abe faces pressure to show results in his fight to lead Japan out of deflation , he is urging cash hoarders like Ms. Nishimura to change their modest mind-sets — for the economy's sake, as well as for their [...]

Good news: Japan is finally defeating deflation. Bad news: Japan is …

Japan seems like it is finally turning the tide in its decades-long battle with deflation . Broad-based, persistent declines in prices are a drag on economic growth. (If prices are falling, it's a good idea to hold off on spending and  … [...]

Deflation – The Great Equalizer – Now Greece? Was There a …

I Japan , the government fought deflation in a losing battle for more than 20 years. As deflation emerges, it becomes profitable to hoard money even if it is fiat. Increases collapse as people will not borrow to spend or invest  … [...]

Shinzo's Samurai – Fighting Deflation in Japan | The Principal Blog

During a recent visit to the United States, the message of Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe to President Obama was “ Japan is back!” This is Abe's economic battle cry in his fight to end two decades of deflation , meager … [...]