By Bong Youngshik, T. J. Pempel (eds.)

This quantity, stemming from the Asan Institute for coverage stories, observes that for Japan to 'rise back' could suggest restoration not just from the triple disaster—the March, 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown—but from 20-plus years of financial stagnation, political fumbling, and deterioration in Japan's neighborhood and international influence.

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