Возвращение Японии

ТОКИО – «Япония вернулась!», – объявил премьер-министр Синдзо Абэ во время визита в Вашингтон в начале этого года. Но в то время как Япония может быть на верном пути после двух десятилетий экономической стагнации, все еще предстоит сделать многое, чтобы обеспечить многолетнее будущее страны.

В июле Либерально-демократическая партия (ЛДП) Абэ одержала победу в обеих палатах парламента – оглушительная победа, которая говорит о сильнейшем политическом мандате, который японский лидер получил за многие годы. Как результат, вероятнее всего, Абэ останется у власти дольше, чем его слабые предшественники, большинство из которых не продержались больше одного года.

Тем временем, экономика Японии, кажется, восстанавливается от десятилетий недомогания, поскольку в этом году темп роста превысил 3%. Более того, после тройного шока от землетрясения, цунами и ядерной катастрофы в 2011 году, Японии удалось (при значительных затратах) восстановить 25% ее энергоресурсов, которые обеспечивали неработающие реакторы на электростанции Фукусима Дайичи. Объявление о том, что Токио будет принимать у себя Олимпийские игры в 2020 году, также укрепило общественную уверенность.

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