7-9月期の実質国内総生産(GDP)速報値が前期比年率換算で1.6%減となり、景気後退から抜け出せない日本。あれだけ騒いだ「アベノミクス」は一体どうなった?英BBCの解説記事がすごく明快に説明してくれてます。長いけど以下に引用:

Then, in early 2014, Mr Abe’s government took a calculated gamble. With the economy growing he could risk putting up taxes for the first time in nearly 20 years. Consumption (purchase) tax would rise from 5 to 8%. The tax rise was urgently needed to plug the giant hole in Japan’s public finances.

But the gamble has not paid off. Japanese consumers have stopped spending and the economy is back in recession. Why? The fall in the yen gave a huge cash windfall to Japanese exporters. But instead of increasing the wages of their employees, they have sat on the money.

The huge stock market rise only benefited a minority of rich people. 80% of Japanese people do not own any shares. Instead, their incomes are stagnant or falling, and the tax rise has made them feel even poorer. Hence they have stopped spending.

アベノミクスの円安戦略は輸出産業には大儲けだったが、大企業は利益を従業員の給与に充分反映させず。株価は上昇したけど日本人の8割以上は株式投資をしておらず、ごく一部の富裕層を儲けさせただけ。一方で消費税増税による買い控えと収入減が万遍なく国内に浸透したということでしょうか。これは困った・・・