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Shinzo Abe speech fails to inspire investors

6 June 2013 Last updated at 03:41 BST

Japanese shares have fallen as investors react with disappointment to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's latest speech on his plans for structural reform.

Doubts are growing if the so-called Abenomics will be able to pull the Japanese economy out of its decades-long slumber.

The loss of faith in the ambitious plan of fiscal and monetary stimulus is fast eroding the recent gains in Japanese share prices.

From Tokyo, the BBC's Rupert Wingfield Hayes reports.