Japan: an outrider for the world’s economic future

Well-wishers wave Japanese national flags as Japan's Emperor Akihito makes an appearance for the New Year celebrations at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

With its reliance on the tech sector and ageing population, Japan has become a canary in the world's post-industrial coal mine. Image: Reuters/Toru Hanai

Makiko Eda
Consultant, World Economic Forum Tokyo
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