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Japan quake anniversary shows lessons unlearned

March 7, 2012

The economy bounced back after 2011’s disaster, but Tokyo squandered a chance to push through painful economic reform. Now growth is slowing. That leaves Japan in the same state it was in before the earthquake – only deeper in debt and one year closer to its moment of reckoning.

Undead Tepco echoes U.S. housing zombies

June 27, 2011

Shareholders of the Japanese utility meeting on Tuesday have seen the value of their holdings tumble 85 percent since the March earthquake caught them unawares.