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Japan's economy is contracting, 90% of economists say in survey

Coronavirus pandemic final blow after U.S.-China trade war and sales tax hike

The coronavirus pandemic is the final blow to Japan's economy after the U.S.-China trade war and sales tax hikes. The country's post-2012 economic recovery has passed its peak, according to 90% of top private-sector economists surveyed by the Japan Center for Economic Research. (Photo by Makoto Okada)

TOKYO -- Japan's post-2012 economic recovery has passed its peak, according to 90% of top private-sector economists surveyed by the Japan Center for Economic Research.

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