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Tetsushi Kajimoto

Japan policy blueprint focuses on green, digital, sticks to fiscal target for now

Jun 09 2021

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga plans to accelerate investment in green projects and digital transformation, setting his eyes on new sources of economic growth in the post-COVID era, according to a draft blueprint of policy priorities for the coming fiscal year released on Wednesday.

Japan policy blueprint focuses on green, digital, sticks to fiscal target for now

Jun 09 2021

* PM Suga focuses green, digital, regional revival, childcare

Japan to keep fiscal target deadline, reassess later this year -draft blueprint

Jun 08 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's government will stick for the moment to its goal of achieving a primary balance surplus by fiscal year 2025, but reassess the timeframe due to the economic damage caused by COVID-19, the government's draft fiscal blueprint shows.

Japan Finance Minister says G7 clinches 'historic' deal on minimum global tax

Jun 07 2021

TOKYO The Group of Seven (G7) advanced countries has struck a "historic" agreement for a minimum global corporate tax of at least 15%, raising momentum for a wider deal among the G20 major economies, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said.

Japan's fiscal target under intense pressure as COVID costs accumulate

Jun 04 2021

TOKYO Japan's government is under political pressure to water down an already stretched fiscal target this year as the cost to combat the COVID-19 pandemic accumulates, sources say, casting further doubt on Tokyo's resolve to fix the country's tattered finances.

Japan Finance Minister does not expect G7 meet to debate specific tax rates

Jun 01 2021

TOKYO Finance leaders from the Group of Seven rich countries have narrowed their difference of opinions over global taxation but they are unlikely to debate specific figures on minimum tax rates at their weekend meeting, Finance Minister Taro Aso said.

As Japan loses training camps, Olympics buzz fades

Jun 01 2021

TOKYO Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Japanese city of Kamo spent 70 million yen ($640,000) on horizontal bars, gymnastic mats and other upgrades to training facilities for 42 Russian gymnasts and coaches who now won't be coming.

INTERVIEW-Japan needs new schemes to help pandemic-hit firms, says LDP official

May 31 2021

* Debate over scheme will need to wait until next year - Kihara

Japan ruling party executive calls for $239 billion extra budget

May 26 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's government is expected to compile an extra budget in October or November, senior ruling party lawmaker Kozo Yamamoto said on Wednesday, calling for spending of around $239 billion to cushion the economic blow from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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