Japan
OpenCalais Metadata: Latitude: 
35.4111749285
OpenCalais Metadata: Longitude: 
135.833685568
  • Customers check clothes at an apparel shop in Tokyo on November 17, 2014. Japan's economy sank into recession in the third quarter, making it almost inevitable that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will delay a fresh sales tax hike and call snap elections to reinvigorate his power against party rivals.

    Gross domestic product fell at annualized 1.6% from July to September, compared to forecasts of a 2.1% rise.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 17, 2014, 1:59 AM EST
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