Japan Inc. Profit Doubles to Give Economic Recovery Momentum

Japan Inc. Profit Doubles to Give Economic Recovery Momentum

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A woman looks at goldfish swimming in a tank while other visitors take photographs at the Art Aquarium 2013 exhibition in Tokyo. Japan’s consumer prices rose at the fastest pace in four years in June as stimulus by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Bank of Japan prompted a slide in the yen that boosted import costs.