The Japanese government may view U.S. proposals on reviving the Japanese economy as unwanted foreign pressure, but it should listen to such proposals this time, Japanese business leaders said April 7.

“Foreign pressures are sometimes appropriate and sometimes not appropriate. But this time, I think what the U.S. is calling for is appropriate,” said Yuzaburo Mogi, deputy chairman of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai) and president of Kikkoman Corp. “The government must perceive their proposal positively,” he said.

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