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Japan's Economic Reforms Pay Off

Long years in economic doldrums have forced Japan to change, which it doesn't like to do: cut jobs, cut costs, get rid of lifetime employment, shift paradigms. The economy is now growing again, but the long recession brought psychological changes to the country as well. NPR's Rob Gifford reports.

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Rob Gifford
Rob Gifford is the NPR foreign correspondent based in Shanghai.