February 5, 2018 / 11:54 PM / a year ago

Japan economy minister says watching market impact on economy

Japanese Minister of Economic Revitalization Toshimitsu Motegi attends a news conference on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Ministerial Meeting during APEC 2017 in Da Nang, Vietnam, November 11, 2017. REUTERS/Kham

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday he was monitoring the impact that financial market moves might have on Japan’s economy.

Speaking to reporters after a cabinet meeting, Motegi said Japan’s economic fundamentals were solid given an improving labor market and rising wages.

He also said he expected Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to exchange views on North Korea this week with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

Reporting by Stanley WhiteEditing by Chang-Ran Kim

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