Abe's Turn on Wall Street Is Lost in Translation
Something was definitely lost in translation yesterday when Shinzo Abe spoke in New York yesterday. First, Japan's self-described reformist prime minister raised the specter of Gordon Gekko, the greed-is-good villain of Oliver Stone's 1987 film "Wall Street." Speaking at the New York Stock Exchange no less, a place that's been trying to weed out insider traders since the 1980s, Abe declared without irony: "Today, I have come to tell you that Japan will once again be a country where there is money to be made, and that just as Gordon Gekko made a comeback in the financial world ... so too can we now say that Japan is back."
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