Nov 17, 2014

Business leaders are prepared to tax hike delay by Abe

The head of the nation’s largest business lobby said Monday it would accept a decision by Prime Minster Shinzo Abe to delay a second consumption tax hike. Sadayuki Sakakibara, who heads Keidanren, said at a news conference in Nagoya that the organization still believes ...

Abe's 'three arrows' backed at G-20 summit

Nov 16, 2014

Abe's 'three arrows' backed at G-20 summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe secured the support of Group of 20 leaders for his “Abenomics” policies during a two-day summit that wrapped up Sunday in Brisbane, Australia. Abe told the leaders that his “three-arrow” approach was helping create a “virtuous cycle” of economic growth ...

LDP lawmaker asks Abe to put off next tax hike by 1½ years

Nov 11, 2014

LDP lawmaker asks Abe to put off next tax hike by 1½ years

A Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker is calling on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to delay the next consumption tax increase “by 1½ years” to achieve the administration’s key policy goal of beating nearly two decades of deflation. Kozo Yamamoto said in a recent interview that ...