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Abe: to raise the consumption tax to 10% in 2017?

After the government lifted the consumption tax in Japan from 5% to 8% in this April, sign of Japanese economic recovery was about to be lost. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe postponed his original plan of increasing the consumption tax from … Continue reading

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Mr. Abe: increase women workers in Japanese workplace

Aging population and low fertility rate has been one of the most severe problems in Japan. In 2014, 25.9% of the population in Japan are senior people more than 65 years old. According to Statistical Handbook of Japan, the rate … Continue reading

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