Japan needs extra budget of over ¥10 trillion: LDP No. 2 Toshihiro Nikai

Business Nov 19, 2019

Japan needs extra budget of over ¥10 trillion: LDP No. 2 Toshihiro Nikai

The government needs to compile an extraordinary budget of more than ¥10 trillion to bolster the economy, a senior ruling party official said Tuesday. "As uncertainty grows about the economic outlook, (the government) cannot remove the public's anxiety without a large-scale supplementary budget," Toshihiro Nikai, ...

Aso signals new openness to introducing 50-year bonds

Business Nov 8, 2019

Aso signals new openness to introducing 50-year bonds

Finance Minister Taro Aso indicated a new openness to introducing 50-year government bonds, days after the country's central bank chief suggested such a move could be helpful. "This is one topic of our considerations," Aso told reporters Friday in Tokyo when asked about the potential ...