The Globe War II defeat was a psychological disaster for the Japanese who previously viewed unconditional surrender and foreign occupation of their region as unthinkable. Within the late 1900s, this mentality was responsible to the rapid conversion from a primitive, feudal nation to a modern industrial economy.This perseverance has driven efforts by the authorities and central lender to resurrect the economy for two decades, but with minimal success. Instead, these attempts have established up Japan for just a slow-motion train wreck, characterized by leaping interest rates on government credit card debt and a collapsing yen.The Lender of Japan helped pop the 1980s housing and stock bubbles by raising interest rates starting Could 31, 1989. After the bubbles burst, the central financial institution slashed its reference overnight rate to zero and has kept it close to that stage ever since. That pumped money into the economy, to no avail. In any circumstance, even when nominal rates are zero, borrowers are discouraged by positive authentic rates in periods of deflation. And zero is typically as reduced as central banks can go, while the U.S. Treasury is thinking about issuing bills at premiums along with the resulting negative returns.