17 Jun '11, 10am

INTERVIEW/Lee Kuan Yew: Nuclear accident hurt Japan's reputation as a planner

Lee Kuan Yew interviewed, although apparently only via a “written statement”, with softball questions and answers. Asahi Shimbun : Question: Do you think Japan will emerge from this period of enormous challenge stronger or weaker? Lee: Stronger as a united people, but weaker in its economy. Q: You point out in your new book, “Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going,” that Japan is in deep trouble with a number of challenges starting with its shrinking and fast-aging population. The recent devastation of March 11 seems to add to that “trouble.” How do you see the impact of March 11 on Japan’s future? Lee: Japan’s future is a weaker economy for several years. The years could drag on unless Japan increases its population either by immigration and/or increased births. Q: What will be the impact of such changes of Japan on the geopolitics of the region? Lee: Japan is ...

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