Lost decade

Lost decade,

Definition of Lost decade:

  1. The period roughly between the early 1990s and 2000s when Japans economic expansion came to a total halt and the Japanese real estate and stock market crashed. There was an immediate debt crisis, defaulted loans abounded, banks had to be bailed out by the government, and land values slumped.

  2. The Lost Decade is commonly used to describe the decade of the 1990s in Japan, a period of economic stagnation which became one of the longest-running economic crises in recorded history.

  3. The Lost Decade is a term initially coined to refer to the decade-long economic crisis in Japan during the 1990s. Japan’s economy rose meteorically following World War II, peaking in the 1980s with the largest per capita GNP in the world. This rise led to increased speculation and soaring stock market and real estate valuations.

How to use Lost decade in a sentence?

  1. Within the US economy, the first decade of the 21st century, which was bookended by two stock market crashes, is often compared to Japan's Lost Decade.
  2. The Lost Decade refers to an extended period of slowdown, lasting almost ten years, in Japan's economy during the 1990s.
  3. Misguided government policies after a real estate bubble are considered to be the main culprits for the Lost Decade.

Meaning of Lost decade & Lost decade Definition

Lost Decade,

Lost Decade Definition:

The Lost Decade is often used in Japan to describe the 1990s, a time of economic stagnation that has become the longest economic crisis in history.

  • The Lost Decade marks a period of nearly ten decades of cooling the Japanese economy in the 1990s.
  • The wrong policies of the government after the housing bubble are seen as the main reason for the disappearance of this decade.
  • In the US economy, the first decades of the 21st century, when the stock market faces two declines, are often compared to the lost decades in Japan.

Literal Meanings of Lost Decade


Meanings of Lost:
  1. Past participation and past participation in them

  2. I had no idea where I was.

  3. This refers to something that has been deleted or cannot be retrieved.

  4. (From a game or competition) where defeat occurs.

Sentences of Lost
  1. help me! We got lost!

  2. If we can find our lost youth

  3. Lost 1994 elections

Synonyms of Lost

adrift, past, going round in circles, previous, disorientated, bygone, forgotten, departed, unrecalled, at sea, dead, vanished, off-course, old, stray, astray, olden, off the right track, lost and gone, former, having lost one's bearings, unremembered, consigned to oblivion, one-time, lost in time, disoriented, extinct


Meanings of Decade:
  1. Ten year period.

  2. Each of the five parts of each chapter of the rosary.

Sentences of Decade
  1. Taught at university for almost a decade

  2. A local pastor guides the mourners in Mala for a decade