In the Loop

Japan's economic hubris and political moment

Posted at 10:45 AM on July 20, 2009 by Jeff Horwich

For the latest episode of the podcast, we wanted an update on Japan. While our U.S. economy mosies along (the stock market, as one indication, has stabilized somewhat), Japan's continues to slide deeper into recession.

There's also big political change (maybe?) on the horizon for Japan. So we called Margarita Estevez-Abe, a political science professor at Syracuse University, for a check-in on the world's second-largest economy. Have a listen:

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