A Jump Start In Japan Just In Time

It's the good news Japan has been waiting for. After more than a year of false starts in the economy, crippling political intrigues, and stock market swoons, Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa finally has come through with a stimulus package of generous proportions. With a hefty tax cut for ordinary citizens and benefits galore for big business and banks, the deal, announced in early February, lays the groundwork for a consumer-led recovery.

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