OYAMA, Shizuoka Pref. — Business leaders should be more involved in accelerating the structural reforms that Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto’s government is currently trying to implement, top executives said July 25.

During the second day of the annual summer forum of the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations (Keidanren), business leaders discussed ways of promoting structural reforms, including administrative and financial reforms. Tadahiro Sekimoto, chairman of NEC Corp., said that although various government committees have announced blueprints of those reforms, ways to implement them in detail have not been worked out.

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