BBC News - Japan's economy shows recovery signs in boost for Abe
Japan is heading to 3.5% growth this year, up from 1% before the new policy of Abenomics was begun. Abenomics is basically the radical idea that government should spend money during a recession, rather than cutting back and making the recession worse.
Oh, and the Eurozone is still in recession due to attempting the opposite of Abenomics.
Can Abe save Europe too? Will Germany allow it?