Tag - council-on-economic-and-fiscal-policy



Japan Times
Nov 12, 2020
What the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy brings to Suga's table
Powerful advisory group is now the administration's 'command center' for economic and strategy debates.
Japan Times
Oct 29, 2019
Abe-led government panel suggests reducing hospital beds to cut costs
The number of beds at hospitals nationwide should be reduced by some 130,000 as a measure to cut ballooning social security costs, the panel said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 12, 2018
Abe orders Cabinet to mitigate impact of coming consumption tax hike
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered his Cabinet ministers Monday to make sure domestic demand continues to expand ahead of the consumption tax hike planned for next October.
Jun 15, 2018
Tokyo pushes surplus goal forward to 2025 fiscal year in latest economic policy outline
The move could further fuel concerns over the long-term fiscal soundness of the already debt-ridden national coffers.
Jun 5, 2018
Growth prioritized over fiscal health in government's draft economic plan
The Japanese government said Tuesday it is preparing fresh fiscal stimulus to ensure that an upcoming tax hike does not stall the economy, a move that has sparked concerns that the country is putting off improving its tattered finances.
Sep 10, 2015
Workforce promotion panel: Extend foreign resident visa limit, put elderly, married women to work
Japan should extend the maximum period foreign nationals can stay in the country to eight years from the current cap of five to secure highly skilled workers, and boost jobs by 5 million by creating an environment that encourages the elderly and married women to take up jobs, a government advisory panel...
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 23, 2015
Abe government to continue efforts to curb rise in social security spending
Efforts to curb rising social security spending and rehabilitate tattered government finances should continue at the same level as the last three years until fiscal 2018, according to a draft of the Abe administration's fiscal and economic policy blueprint.
Japan Times
Dec 23, 2014
Abe vows to 'steadily achieve' fiscal reform goal in fiscal 2015
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his administration will "make every effort to steadily achieve" its fiscal rehabilitation goal in fiscal 2015, while promising to streamline public spending.
Aug 30, 2014
Keidanren chief Sakakibara may be tapped for key policy panel
Sadayuki Sakakibara is likely to become the first Keidanren chief to sit on the government's top economic policy panel in six years, sources close to the matter said.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 2, 2013
Tokyo vows not to increase debt issuance over two years, but specifics elude
The government pledges not to increase its new debt issuance over the next two years but failed to specify how to restore Japan's precarious fiscal health, with a decision yet to be made on the politically sensitive issue of a sales tax hike.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals