ted with the position of the country in the international community the development of criticism against them is a challenging task especially when there are no alternatives available for the effective handling of a crisis. It should be noted at this point that the perceptions of people on successful governmental policies might be differentiated in accordance with their social and financial status but also of their personal experiences. However, there are cases of countries – like this of Japan – where the expectations of people as of the performance of the economy are high taking into consideration a series of critical economic indicators – like the GDP – but also the country’s scientific – referring especially to the technology – development.
Current paper focuses on the examination of the various aspects of the Japanese economy with reference to a specific period – divided into two different sub-periods: the 1990s decade and the current decade. It seems that the status of the Japanese economy for both the above periods presents many similarities. In the first period – the 1990s – the country had to face specific challenges regarding the administration of its finances. Despite the fact that the war – the Second World War – was not anymore in the scene, still the difficulties in the strengthening of the country’s economy remained strong. In a relevant study it is noted that the development of the country’s economic policies – those related with the macroeconomic factors but also those involved in various microeconomic projects – was gradual (Ronald et al., 2006, 2467).
The view that the 1990s can be characterized as the only ‘lost decade’ for the Japanese economy can be considered as no fully justified; in fact, in current decade the weakness of the Japanese economy to face the challenges of the international crisis has been clear. Moreover, it has been proved that currently the position of the country’s economy within the