Abe unveils Japan’s new growth strategy

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled an ambitious package of economic reforms Tuesday aimed at revitalizing corporate earning power and setting in motion structural changes to try to put the nation back on a clear growth path.

It was the second attempt by him to convince domestic and foreign investors that he has the will, ideas and political clout to carry out painful changes so Japan can withstand global competition and demographic challenges.

“We will break through whatever barriers there are to unlock the potential that the Japanese economy has,” Mr. Abe said at a news conference. “Implementation of the growth strategy is the key to success.”

CCTV’s Terrence Terashima has more from Tokyo.

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