Parliamentary Vice Minister Masaaki Taira addresses the GR Japan IPF Forum
At a meeting of GR Japan's International Policy Forum on 20 May, Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry, Masaaki Taira, addressed an audience of business leaders on the Abe government's growth strategy for Japan. New measures include limiting the scope of directors' liability, protecting SMEs from large companies, cutting corporation tax, easing consumer finance regulations to expand the availability of credit and lifting the current ban on casinos and integrated resorts. GR Japan Managing Director, Jakob Edberg, noted the success of Abenomics, so far, inboosting not just economic indicators, but the mood of the country and the standing of Japan's political leadership. GR Japan's slides for the event, including details on Japan's new growth strategy, are available below.