There's news that despite aggressive efforts to pump money into the Japanese economy, the effort isn't going that well. The Japanese government today reported the economy there October to December grew at an annualized rate of just 1 percent, much lower than forecast. BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes joined us from Tokyo to help digest the news.
David Brancaccio is the host of American Public Media’s Marketplace Morning Report, now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition. His reporting focuses on the future of the economy, financial and labor markets, technology, the environment and social enterprises.