Postcard from Japan: Creative solutions to the low-growth environment

Headlines 'don't reflect the whole story'

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Mark Phelps of AllianceBernstein
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Mark Phelps of AllianceBernstein

When people talk about Japan, they often do so in the context of 'lost decades' and warnings of limited growth opportunities.

Nearly one third of the population is over the age of 65, inflation is stubbornly low and predictions for future economic growth are not encouraging. While talk of demographic doom often dominates headlines...

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