• Kyodo


Japan’s newly appointed minister of economy, trade and industry said Wednesday that he will focus on bringing the economy back onto a sustainable growth track and pushing forward with the national energy policy of resuming nuclear power generation.

Motoo Hayashi, one of the 10 new ministers appointed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, vowed to lift Japan “completely” out of the deflation that has hobbled the world’s third-biggest economy since the mid-1990’s.

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