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Japan's economy slips back into recession during Q3

Worse-than-expected 0.8% contraction in July to September period is a significant setback for "Abenomics"

Shoppers browse inside a souvenir store in Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, on June 9, 2013.


THE size of the challenge facing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government in getting the Japanese economy back onto a sustainable growth path was highlighted dramatically on Monday when it was disclosed that the economy slid back into recession for the second time in the space of a