Japan doesn't need fiscal stimulus, economic adviser says

/ Jul 27, 2017

Japan doesn't need fiscal stimulus, economic adviser says

With the economy growing above its potential rate, the nation needs structural reforms rather than a big dose of government spending, according to Susumu Takahashi, a member of the government's economic and fiscal policy council. Strong exports and resilient domestic demand have set the economy ...

Diet approves economic stimulus budget

/ Oct 11, 2016

Diet approves economic stimulus budget

The Diet has approved a ¥4.11 trillion supplementary budget to stimulate an economy dampened by sluggish growth amid weak consumer demand and business investment. The second supplementary budget for the fiscal year through March was approved Tuesday by the Upper House after clearing the Lower ...

/ Aug 23, 2016

Government to seek ¥4.1 trillion second extra budget

The government plans to set its second supplementary budget for fiscal 2016 at ¥4.114 trillion on a general-account basis, informed sources said. The extra budget will finance a ¥28.1-trillion stimulus package compiled earlier this month. Including an extra budget for a special account for reconstruction after ...

/ Sep 30, 2015

Industrial output drops unexpectedly for second month

Japan's industrial output unexpectedly fell in August, raising concern that the economy may have fallen back into its second recession since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took government. The slump in production is likely to intensify debate on the need for Abe's administration to increase spending ...