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Painted heads of bunraku puppets in Chizu, Japan

Demographic change stymies growth not just in Japan

The short history of economic growth has made a handful of Western nations, later joined by Japan, remarkably rich and powerful. Until recently, it seemed that the fast-growing developing countries led by China were poised to catch up with the advanced economies by the middle of this century. Now, the macroeconomic data suggest that they may grow old before they get rich.

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