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Japanese workers are hoping for a 1980s revival. If the Bank of Japan’s 2-per-cent inflation goal appears daunting, meeting it in two years – as promised by new chief Haruhiko Kuroda – is even more of a challenge. For the central bank to succeed, wages will have to grow faster than they have in the past two decades.

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