|Above, the National Diet Building in Tokyo. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Japan came out of its recession during the third quarter of 2014, but the rate of growth was disappointing.
According to the BBC:
The economy expanded by an annualised 2.2% in the three months to December in a preliminary reading, compared to forecasts for a 3.7% increase.
The recession did not affect Japan's tourism industry as they posted record numbers of foreign visitors in 2014.
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