"the standard estimate for Japan in 2012 ...had output per employed worker growing by 3.08 per cent year on year. That is considerably more robust than in the United States, where output per worker grew by just 0.37 per cent last year, and much stronger than in Germany, where it shrank by 0.25 per cent."
Source: Why Abenomics will work
April 11, 2013
The Age Newspaper