/ Mar 27, 2016

Nearly two-thirds of public against 2017 tax hike: survey

Nearly two in three people, or 64.6 percent, are opposed to the government's plan to further raise the consumption tax in April next year, according to a new opinion poll by Kyodo News. The telephone poll, conducted Saturday and Sunday, showed support for Prime Minister ...

Sales tax hike stymies domestic car sales: JAMA

Dec 22, 2014

Sales tax hike stymies domestic car sales: JAMA

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Major Japanese carmakers may have benefited from the yen's sharp decline this year, but they were also hurt by the consumption tax hike and prospects for the domestic market appear dim, Fumihiko Ike, chief of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, said Monday. "2014 has been ...