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Japanese Economy

Morning commuters walk through Shibuya Station in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Japan's economy shrank in the last two quarters, meeting the textbook definition of a recession, as the dispute with China, the country's biggest export market, caused consumers there to shun Japanese products and contributed to Japan's worst year for exports since the global recession in 2009.Photographer: Noriko Hayashi/Bloomberg