TOKYO – One year after taking office as a political maverick with charm and charisma enough to produce the economic reforms Japan so badly needs, Junichiro Koizumi is viewed here as a disappointment for doing too little too slowly. Japanese Yen "The economy is bottoming out, but the Japanese people realize Koizumi has done almost nothing to correct the serious problems in our economic and political system," says Mamoru Yamazaki, chief economist of Barclays Capital Japan Ltd. ...
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