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Friday, May 24, 2013

‘Abenomics’: boosting Japan’s economy?

Kaori Nirei, left, speaks with a sales clerk at Tokyo’s prestigious Takashimaya department store as she shops with her mother, right. Nirei spent $4,000 on dresses, shoes and jewelry. “The bill was twice as much as what I’d plan to spend, but I don’t mind,” she said. “I can’t believe all the people shopping. And not just shopping, but buying.”