Ok, I'm obviously oversimplifying things but Japan has been struggling and fighting deflation and threats of it for a while now. Isn't it easier for them, seriously, to just print a boatload of money, or cut taxes to almost zero, and trigger an inflationary cycle then just turn off the spigot when it has reach its full effect? Inflation is just too much money chasing too few goods right? so basically, give people lots of money, by printing money or lowering tax for 1-2 years to virtually zero, then people will have more disposable income to spend on anything and everything. i know it's an oversimplification but they've been battling the big D for a long time and still can't seem to get out of its shadow.