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The Japan Business Federation on Friday called for the ground to be laid for a consumption tax hike in around five years so revenues can cover social security outlays.

The tax reform proposal follows a pledge by the Democratic Party of Japan-led ruling coalition to refrain from raising the consumption tax over the next four years.

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