Aso plans new extra budget to cushion sales tax hike to 10%

Sep 5, 2014

Aso plans new extra budget to cushion sales tax hike to 10%

The Abe administration will compile another extra budget to mitigate the economic impact of the October 29015 tax hike, Finance Minister Taro Aso indicated on Friday. “It is necessary to prepare to craft a supplementary budget” this fiscal year, Aso said while expressing his ...

Aso bids for accord on budget

Feb 4, 2013

Aso bids for accord on budget

by Jun Hongo

Finance Minister Taro Aso on Monday asked the opposition for prompt cooperation in passing the bill on the supplementary budget to “solidify the recovery of Japan’s economy.” Touching on the economy during his financial policy speech to the Diet, Aso repeated that Japan is ...

The blunt, blue-blooded Aso is back

| Jan 22, 2013

The blunt, blue-blooded Aso is back

by Jun Hongo

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may be the face of the new government led by Liberal Democratic Party, but Finance Minister Taro Aso is also a force in the LDP to be reckoned with. In fact, only a few politicians today can claim to have ...