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Kishida's 'new capitalism' faces a global trust deficit

Japan's prime minister must start delivering, and now

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Fumio Kishida delivers a speech at the Guildhall in London on May 5: Kishida's real problem is the clock.   © Reuters

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of "Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades."

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida produced an inadvertently cringeworthy moment in London last month when he urged a ballroom full of crisis-hardened businesspeople to "invest in Kishida."

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