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WBR: Japan Election Win Analysis 15 Dec 14

December 15th, 2014

Episode 125 of 1091 episodes

But what will it take to wake the world's third largest economy from its 20 year sleep? Much of Belgium has ground to a halt, with strikes and demonstrations against government austerity plans. We talk to businesses affected by the disruptions. Also in the programme, the challenges of rebuilding the fishing industry in southern India, ten years after a devastating tsunami. Plus, we ask whether western governments are helping fund animal cruelty. And our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times considers whether fearlessness could be bad for us.

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