Fresh spending and the debt issued to pay for it would help fuel the BOJ’s easing campaign and have a beneficial impact on the yen and stocks, according to Kozo Yamamoto.
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The remarks by Hiroshige Seko, Upper House secretary-general of the Liberal Democratic Party, come even after a study last month indicated the campaign may have spread the coronavirus.
"We need to do it as fast as possible,” health minister Norihisa Tamura said Friday. "If all goes well, I would like to see the approval in about mid-February.”
Suga must tread a fine line with Japan’s only formal security ally, the U.S., and its biggest trade partner, China.
The one-stop venue could start operating as soon as next spring, with English-language filing to begin before that in early 2021 via the Financial Services Agency.
The vice finance minister said tax cuts and other tweaks to regulations ultimately matter less than whether Japan can bring back business opportunities for firms.
Komeito, backed by a lay Buddhist group and led by Natsuo Yamaguchi, provides vital local support for the ruling LDP in elections.
The LDP has begun debating ways to make Tokyo more attractive to international firms, but issues of taxation and the language barrier stand in the way.
Japan is becoming a center of concern as the coronavirus spreads globally, with the country's official infection tally suspected to be the tip of the iceberg of a much wider outbreak. As of Monday afternoon, Japan had 263 confirmed cases of the pneumonia-causing virus, excluding ...
Shinzo Abe will almost certainly become the nation's longest-serving prime minister next month. Whether he will be remembered as a success could well hinge on how the economy weathers the consumption tax hike. Legislation raising the tax to 10 percent from 8 percent took effect ...