1) Firms made a come back by trimming costs, reducing unused capacity and increasing profits. List at least two issues in which they focus on.
2) What are the effects of nonperforming loans on a banking system?
3) How did Japan plan to ensure self-sustaining growth in the face of strong demographic pressures?
4) Briefly discuss Japan's transformation over the last 10 years. What are some distinct differences between the Japan of 10 years ago and the Japan of today?