ISTANBUL (Kyodo) A senior Japanese official of the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday welcomed the new government’s focus on pursuing economic growth via domestic demand.

“It’s important for Japan and China to stimulate domestic demand as the world economy is seeking a new balance,” Takatoshi Kato, one of the deputy IMF managing directors, said in an interview.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.