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Interview with Kozo Yamamoto, House of Representatives

SNEAK PREVIEW! IPF Breakfast on 28 January 2014 at GR Japan,  Kozo Yamamoto.

Prior to his talk for IPF Breakfast, Yamamoto, a member of the House of Representatives, Former Vice Minister of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, shares his perception of Abenomics and Japanese economics in 2014 with GR Japan Managing Director Jakob Edberg. Please click "Read More" to go to the video clip!


Abe Administartion 2014 – Economic Turnaround Comes First

At a congress of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on 19th January, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised to link improvements in corporate earnings to higher pay. Abe expressed his intention to prioritise economic recovery, emphasising the need to create a virtuous cycle of economic growth. While there are concerns over a slowdown in consumption after the tax hike in April, the prime minister seems to have determined that he will see Abenomics through.

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Talks of Pushing Deregulation in Tokyo ahead of the Olympics

NHK reports that private sector members of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy plan to present a proposal at the next meeting of the council (to be held on 13 September) calling for the establishment of Tokyo as a special regulatory zone as part of the planning for the 2020 Olympic Games.