Japan PM says he will tell G20 Japan to pursue growth and fiscal discipline

TOKYO Tue Sep 3, 2013 10:00pm EDT

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference in Doha August 28, 2013. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference in Doha August 28, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Fadi Al-Assaad

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he will tell a Group of 20 nations summit this week that Japan is pursuing policies that will ensure economic growth and maintain fiscal discipline.

Abe told reporters Japan could not rebuild its public finances without boosting economic growth.

Leaders of the G20 developed and emerging economies will meet in St. Petersburg on Thursday and Friday.

(Reporting by Stanley White; Editing by Paul Tait)

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