The new Things That Make You Go Hmmm… kicks off with a look at the most recent set of numbers out of Japan - numbers which once again reinforce the folly of Abenomics.

As the savings rate turns negative for the first time since records began and wages continue to stagnate, I talk to Dr. Jim Walker (who has a few choice, non-consensus words for the course Japan is plotting), examine the Japanese aversion to immigration, find out why foreign investors have had enough of Japanese equities and revisit December 29, 1989 - when a young, bemused Englishman found himself standing on a desk 6,000 miles from home clapping and cheering a milestone that, 25 years later, remains untouched since...

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