Japan's lost decade
Japan, currently the third largest economy in the world, has experienced meager economic growth over the past 15 or so years, despite (or because?) using many tools advocated by certain economic schools ranging from deficit spending, record-low interest rates and so forth.
Why is economic growth in Japan so low?
What is the regulatory environment businesses have to operate within in Japan vs. say the US?
What are the real (as opposed to intended) consequences and incentives of government actions (and inaction)?