Here are the headlines:
Japan logs longest phase of growth in 16 years (Deutsche Welle)
What is causing the growth?
All in all, Japan’s economy has been doing well lately, mainly on the back of surging exports including smartphone parts and memory chips.
Investment linked to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has also boosted growth. Wage rises have been tepid, though, and the government has struggled to overcome years of deflation.
Japan’s Expanding Economy Hides Wealth Disparity (Bloomberg)
What is the future of Japan?
Japan’s Present is America’s Future (Triple Pundit)