日本的回归

东京——安倍晋三首相在年初访问华盛顿时曾向外界宣布 “日本回来了!”不过虽然日本有可能在二十年的经济停滞后重新走上了正轨,但确保国家的长远未来还有许多工作要做。

7月,安倍所在的自由民主党(LDP)得到了议会两院的控制权——这次彻底的选举胜利带来了多年以来日本领导人最强的政治权力。因此安倍的掌权时间似乎会超过他徒劳无功的前任,他们中的多数人在任时间只有短短1年多。

此外,日本经济似有从一代人的萎靡不振中复苏的迹象,今年的年增长率超过3%。不仅如此,在经过2011年地震、海啸及核灾难的三重打击之后,日本(付出极大代价)成功取代了曾由福岛第一核电站报废反应堆提供的25%的能源供应。东京将举办2020年奥运会的宣告也提振了公众信心。

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