What's Messing Up Japan's Market? Maybe Japan

Tokyo's stock market has seemed eerily immune to good news. Despite signals that the Japanese economy is coming back to life after a punishing three-year recession, the Nikkei 225-stock index has languished within a boring 1,000-point range for months. Now, with consumer spending, industrial production, capital expenditure, and corporate sentiment all showing modest signs of recovery, the Nikkei is headed due south. What gives?

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