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Is post-Abe Japan a buy or sell? Foreign investors seek insights

Next premier inherits unfinished task of structural reform

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends the last trading session of 2013. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

TOKYO -- Shinzo Abe's decision to step down as prime minister has triggered a mad dash for information among Japanese market watchers, who are looking for clues on whether to dump or double down on the country's equities.

More than 50 overseas investors joined a telephone conference hosted by Goldman Sachs Japan on Sunday, eager to find out what Japan would look like after the exit of the nation's longest-serving prime minister, who announced his resignation over health concerns just two days earlier.

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