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How Japan's first snowboarding gold can inspire 'new capitalism'

Fumio Kishida's economic plan should take inspiration from Ayumu Hirano

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Ayumu Hirano performs a trick during the men's snowboard halfpipe final of the Beijing Olympic Winter Games on Feb 11: Kishida's new economic plan should take inspiration from Hirano.   © Danielle Parhizkaran/USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Nancy Snow is a Fulbright scholar alumnus to Germany and Japan. She is Pax Mundi ("Distinguished") professor of public diplomacy at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.

Most people do not share, much less hold, great power and wealth.

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