Japan's lost two decades

After the spectacular growth miracle to the end of 1980s, the Japanese economy has been stagnant for two decades, the so-called 'lost two decades'. Various views are proposed as the major cause of the lost two decades, such as the end of a catching-up process, problems in the financial sector, not-accommodative-enough monetary policy, societal ageing, and many more. In this seminar, Associate Professor Ippei Fujiwara will provide a careful overview of the causes of the lost two decades and also point out possible lessons for Australia.

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