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Japan could benefit from a 'cold war 2.0'

Sino-American rivalry might end decades of economic stagnation

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For Japan, confrontation with China could mean a decisive end to deflation.   © Reuters

"The Cold War is over and Japan won." That was the verdict of revisionist Japan scholar Chalmers Johnson in 1991. It may be something of an exaggeration, but it remains the case that Japan prospered mightily in the decades between the Korean War and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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