Despite languishing in the doldrums for nearly two decades, Japan is still the world's second-largest economy and the yen one of the world's most important currencies.
Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has breathed new life into the Japanese economy with his range of stimulus measures.
‘Abenomics’ - the plan to reflate the Japanese economy - is working. Japan is now one of the world's fastest-growing developed economies. And it looks like that is set to continue. John Stepek explains why, and picks the best ways to cash in.
Japan's rampant money printing could easily spin out of control. And for Asia's emerging economies, that could come at a high price.