"during the past 10 years, the Nikkei 225 (equivalent to our Standard & Poor’s 500 index) was the worst-performing stock market index of the largest 23 industrialized nations. Since 2002, the Nikkei has posted a return of 34 percent, while the average return for the 22 other stock market indexes has been 137 percent."
Source: Japanese economy has good potential in coming years
May 14, 2013
Lake County News Sun Times
By Malcolm Berko