• Kyodo


Former Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Monday in Hong Kong that the economic stimulus package launched by his successor, Shinzo Abe, isn’t strong enough and that he hopes a trans-Pacific trade deal can be reached soon.

Addressing hundreds as a keynote speaker at the five-day Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference, Noda, of the opposition Democratic Party of Japan, criticized Abe’s “three-arrow Abenomics” for lacking the necessary boldness to lift the economy out of its long-standing slump.

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