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The nation’s smaller businesses have yet to see a positive return from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s deflation-busting economic plan, the new head of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry said Thursday.

At his inaugural news conference in Tokyo, new JCCI Chairman Akio Mimura, 73, said his first task is to find out why smaller businesses are not flourishing on “Abenomics” like the big firms, especially exporters, so the business lobby can come up with strategies to improve the situation.

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