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With echoes of bubble era, Japanese get back to flashy spending

Nightclubs and resorts draw crowds as well-off open their wallets once again

Dressed for a night on the town, women dancing at Maharaja hark back to Japan's bubble economy.

TOKYO -- Spending on leisure and luxuries is showing signs of a revival in Japan as the central bank continues its war on deflation, creating scenes reminiscent of the bubble era of the 1980s.

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