Japan: 'Abenomics' Endorsed by Voters

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In Japan elections in the upper house have given control to the Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition. It's been six years since any prime minister controlled both houses of parliament. What does this mean for Mr Abe's plans to reform the Japanese economy? He's spoken about changing labour laws and deregulating the energy sector. What next for Abenomics?

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Mon 22 Jul 2013 07:32 GMT

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