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Japan Needs a Different Kind of Economic Boost, Analysts Say

  • As fiscal package takes shape, economists voice caution
  • Concerns include economic distortions, increase in debt burden

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan for “comprehensive, bold” fiscal spending this fall isn’t getting a warm reception among economists who say that while a stimulus package may temporarily bolster the economy, they’d prefer he focus on long-term structural reforms.

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