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Can education reforms lift Japan's 'depressed' economy?

Will making Japan's children learn English at a younger age give its jobseekers a more global outlook?

The government hopes so because its current younger generations are cautious about working abroad and pessimistic about themselves and their job prospects.

Mariko Oi reports from Japan in the latest in our Jump Starting Japan series.

  • 23 Mar 2015
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