"Those Terrorists Were Acting Globally"

Eisuke Sakakibara, a former Japanese Finance Vice-Minister, talks about how the world has changed -- economically and politically -- since the attacks

When it comes to negotiating global economic shocks, Eisuke Sakakibara has been there, done that. Serving as Japan's Finance Vice-Minister for International Affairs during the 1997 and 1998 financial crisis that swept through Japan and other regional economies, Sakakibara urged the International Monetary Fund to drop its one-size-fits-all approach to crafting stringent fiscal bailouts for South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, and elsewhere.

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