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Opinion

Post-COVID Japan must stay open

Jexit is a recipe for global irrelevance

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People wait to receive vaccination in Tokyo on June 30: Japan's national confidence has been diminished.   © Getty Images

Nobuko Kobayashi is a partner with EY Strategy and Consulting Co., Ltd., Strategy and Transactions -- EY-Parthenon.

The Emissary is an award-winning dystopian novel by Yoko Tawada depicting a decoupled Japan. It portrays a world after Jexit, a self-isolation achieved on a quieter yet more comprehensive scale than the one executed by its real-world cousin, Brexit.

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