I have VERY significant short exposure to the Japanese economy and this god damn thing just keeps rolling along. They've got:
over 200% debt to GDP / they change finance ministers every 2 years / an aging population worse than the US
Yes, I know they have a central bank so they can print money at will but won't that still be largely problematic? As they print money and inflate themselves their population gets squeezed on purchasing goods and they are the ones who are financing the government debt. Japan domestically owns a very large percent of their govt debt.
When is this thing going to implode??