Abe vows to 'steadily achieve' fiscal reform goal in fiscal 2015

Dec 23, 2014

Abe vows to 'steadily achieve' fiscal reform goal in fiscal 2015

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his administration will “make every effort to steadily achieve” its fiscal rehabilitation goal in fiscal 2015, while promising to streamline public spending.Abe’s remarks came during a meeting Monday of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, where the administration ...

Suntory, Keidanren chiefs to be tapped for top economic panel

/ Sep 3, 2014

Suntory, Keidanren chiefs to be tapped for top economic panel

The government plans to appoint incoming Suntory Holdings Ltd. President Takeshi Niinami and Sadayuki Sakakibara, chairman of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), as private-sector members of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, sources said Wednesday.The revamp of the key panel, chaired by Prime Minister ...

Aug 30, 2014

Keidanren chief Sakakibara may be tapped for key policy panel

Sadayuki Sakakibara is likely to become the first Keidanren chief to sit on the government’s top economic policy panel in six years, sources close to the matter said.The head of Japan’s most powerful business lobby is likely to be tapped as a private-sector member ...

May 9, 2014

Corporate tax cut rate to under 30% over three years to be urged

Four private-sector members of a key government panel will propose that the effective corporate tax rate be cut to levels below 30 percent over three years starting in fiscal 2015, informed sources said Friday.The four members of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, ...