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Yoshifumi Takemoto

Japan more downbeat on growth, but sees no change to tax hike plan

May 24 2019

TOKYO Japan's government downgraded its assessment of the economy on Friday but maintained the view it was recovering, suggesting that escalating U.S.-China trade tensions have yet to hit growth enough to put off this year's scheduled sales tax hike.

U.S.-China trade war key to Japan's tax hike decision: ruling party executive

May 24 2019

TOKYO The fallout from the U.S.-China trade war on Japan's economy will be a key factor in deciding whether to proceed with a scheduled sales tax hike this year, a senior Japanese ruling party official said on Friday.

Japan weighing downgrade of economic view, raises doubt on higher sales tax

May 16 2019

TOKYO Japan's government is considering downgrading its assessment of the economy next week as the intensifying Sino-U.S. trade war takes a toll on exports and factory output, a government source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

Japan PM ex-adviser opposes tax hike, fears economic crisis

May 16 2019

TOKYO A former economic adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday that an increase in sales tax planned for October should be shelved until the economy puts a decisive end to deflation, or it could trigger an economic crisis.

Japan PM ex-adviser opposes tax hike, fears economic crisis

May 16 2019

TOKYO, May 16 A former economic adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday that an increase in sales tax planned for October should be shelved until the economy puts a decisive end to deflation, or it could trigger an economic crisis.

Japan government to halt buying Huawei, ZTE equipment: sources

Dec 07 2018

TOKYO Japan plans to ban government purchases of equipment from China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp to beef up its defenses against intelligence leaks and cyber attacks, sources told Reuters.

Japan govt to halt buying Huawei, ZTE equipment - sources

Dec 07 2018

TOKYO Japan plans to ban government purchases of equipment from China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp to beef up its defences against intelligence leaks and cyber attacks, sources told Reuters.

Former-BOJ Muto can't see exit from easy policy unless inflation goal ditched

Sep 21 2018

TOKYO Stubbornly weak price growth may mean the Bank of Japan will hold off on raising interest rates for years, with no exit from ultra-easy policy in sight unless it ditches its elusive 2 percent inflation target, former BOJ Deputy Governor Toshiro Muto said on Friday.

Japan-U.S. trade talks to see slight delay after new U.S. tariffs on China: source

Sep 18 2018

TOKYO The start of a second round of trade talks between Japan and the United States will be delayed until after fresh tariffs imposed on China by the United States come into force on Sept. 24, a Japanese government source told Reuters.

Japan-U.S. trade talks to see slight delay after new U.S. tariffs on China-source

Sep 18 2018

TOKYO The start of a second round of trade talks between Japan and the United States will be delayed until after fresh tariffs imposed on China by the United States come into force on Sept. 24, a Japanese government source told Reuters.

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