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On a special “Behind the Markets” podcast, Jeff Weniger and Jeremy Schwartz spoke with Jesper Koll, Senior Advisor to WisdomTree. The conversation focused on how Japan managed to outperform other international markets in Europe by a fairly wide margin during the global economic shutdown.

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On Monday evening, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a commitment to a fiscal stimulus package worth ¥108 trillion, which is approximately 20% of Japan’s gross domestic product (GDP). In our view, this confirms Abe’s total commitment to preventing the inevitable recession from becoming a depression.

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P.M. Abe’s economic policy leadership credentials got a huge boost last week, with his cabinet approving a massive extra fiscal spending package. Jesper Koll explains how this extra spending package will make Japan a standout amongst the G7 countries in 2020.

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Japan is a forward-looking, pragmatic bastion of stability in an increasingly uncertain world. The recent cabinet reshuffle cements the unique position that Japanese politics and policymaking occupies relative to most other democratically elected governments.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and his ruling coalition won a very comfortable majority, but fell short of gaining the two-thirds supermajority required for fast-track constitutional reform in Sunday’s Upper House election. Jesper Koll outlines the key signposts and challenges immediately ahead for Japan.

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Japan’s gross domestic product report from last week was stronger than expected, up 2.1% quarter over quarter and annualized, against expectations for a small decline. Jesper Koll discusses the Japan equity investment implications amid the macroeconomic and political environments.

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