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Special report: Why Japan will avert a fiscal meltdown


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Residents line up to buy necessities at a supermarket in downtown Sendai, northeastern Japan March 16, 2011. Residents living in earthquake and tsunami damaged Sendai struggled to get supplies including food, gas and medicine after most shops closed. As the nation struggles to avert a nuclear catastrophe on the heels of a deadly earthquake and tsunami, it takes a huge leap of faith to foresee any positives emerging from the triple disaster for a stagnant, rapidly ageing and heavily indebted economy. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak