Draft of Basic Economic Fiscal Policies Submitted
The government unveiled a draft of basic economic fiscal policies at a meeting of an advisory council yesterday. The draft includes the pushback of the target year to balance the budget from fiscal 2020 to 2025, relaxation of visas to allow foreign workers with a certain level of skill, free higher education for mainly low-income households, continuous efforts on work-style reform initiatives. The plan is expected to be approved by the Cabinet by middle of this month. For details, please check the article on the Asahi Shimbun.