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Japan's 2021 turnaround worthy of a gold medal

Situation today seemed unthinkable just a few months ago

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A man walks past Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games decorations in an underpass of Shinjuku Station during the morning rush hour on July 26: the Olympic Games came and went while a state of emergency remained in place.   © Reuters

Nancy Snow is Pax Mundi Distinguished professor of public diplomacy at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and author of "The Mystery of Japan's Information Power."

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