• Kyodo

  • SHARE

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Monday urged ruling party power-broker Ichiro Ozawa to support the party’s goal to double the 5 percent consumption tax.

Noda reiterated his call to Ozawa, a vocal opponent of the tax hike, in a bid to tap into the clout of the former Democratic Party of Japan leader, who was acquitted last week over a political funds scandal.

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.

SUBSCRIBE NOW