This picture taken on December 3, 2017 shows skyscrapers in Tokyo's Shinjuku area (top) and downtown streets.
Japan is growing twice as fast as previously estimated, official data showed on December 8, 2017, with the world's third-largest economy posting its longest string of gains in more than two decades. / AFP PHOTO / Kazuhiro NOGI
Tokyo's Shinjuku area. Japanese people earn less than their US counterparts but gain in other ways. AFP

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