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Japan’s underestimated innovation potential

Japan’s economy contracted much faster than expected in the third quarter of 2021, posing challenges to the new government’s growth plans. When will the economy bounce back? We talked to John Vail, Chief Global Strategist, Nikko Asset Management, about Japan’s economic policy objectives and recent challenges, as well as the country’s carbon neutrality goals and Japan’s innovation potential in AI, EV, robotics, genomics and hydrogen.