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Ten Japan trends to watch in 2022

Country is emerging with a renewed sense of self-confidence

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Crowds of visitors head towards the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa on Jan. 2: Japan will continue with its cautious-but-soft pandemic management.   © Sipa/AP

Melanie Brock is a specialist in Japan-APAC relations. She has her own consultancy and is a senior adviser at Finsbury Glover Hering.

Little is written about Japan's pandemic management. In fact, little is written about modern Japan and the challenges it faces, where it is heading and how it might get there.

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