Abe Will Need All His Zen Calm to Press on With Abenomics

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  • Economists call for a freer labor market to bolster economy
  • Abe officially starts second three-year term as party leader

After his first stint as prime minister ended in frustration and broken health in 2007, Shinzo Abe headed to a Buddhist temple and learned Zen meditation. As he prepares for three more years battling to reform Japan’s faltering economy, he’s going to need it.

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