Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will make a final judgment Oct. 1 on whether to raise Japan's sales tax rate next April to 8 percent from the current 5 percent, economic and fiscal policy minister Akira Amari said Monday.
Economic and fiscal policy minister Akira Amari said Sunday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will make a final decision on whether to raise the consumption tax next April before attending the APEC leaders' meeting from Oct. 7 in Indonesia.
The Bank of Japan's next business sentiment survey will likely be the last piece of data scrutinized by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in deciding whether to go ahead with the consumption tax hike, Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister Akira Amari said Sunday.
Japan's Economic Revitalization Minister Akira Amari was among the delegates at the talks chaired by US Trade Representative Michael Froman.
Amari said on Tuesday the rise is a symbol of Japan's economic revival.
Akira Amari, Japanese minister in charge of economic revitalization, said Friday he will explain Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic measures, dubbed "Abenomics," to world leaders to underscore Japan's determination to lead the global economy.