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  • Japan deflation devil, election loss drove Abe's tax, poll moves

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's twin decisions to delay an unpopular sales tax increase and call a snap election were not quite the bolt from the blue they first appeared. Recent interviews with aides, politicians and officials...
  • Japanese prime minister calls snap election

    TOKYO Japan's prime minister announced Tuesday that he would dissolve parliament and hold new elections before the end of the year. Shinzo Abe said he would also delay the second phase of an unpopular increase in the national sales tax. The lower...
  • Japan premier calls election, puts off tax hike

    TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday called snap elections and postponed a planned sales tax hike after the economy unexpectedly slipped into recession for the third time in four years. The premier said he would dissolve parliament on...
  • With Japan in recession, Abe calls elections in bid to delay tax hike

    With his nation in an unexpected recession, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday called early parliamentary elections to seek public backing for a delay in a scheduled tax increase that could worsen economic conditions. "I’ve made up my...
  • Bank of Japan meets as economic slump, tax delay cast doubt over outlook

    Bank of Japan meets as economic slump, tax delay cast doubt over outlook
    TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan is expected to hold policy steady when its two-day meeting ends on Wednesday, but what it has to say about the country's slide into recession may unsettle markets already digesting the government's decision to call a...
  • Japan's Aso signals tax hike delay, says must not happen again

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that raising the sales tax is unavoidable to rein in the country's massive public debt, but signaled that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to delay a second tax increase scheduled for...
  • Fumiko Hayashida dies at 103; among first Japanese American internees

    Fumiko Hayashida dies at 103; among first Japanese American internees
    The woman's name was unknown, but the picture of her cradling a sleeping baby girl came to symbolize a troubling chapter in American history. Fumiko Hayashida, a 31-year-old Japanese American from Bainbridge Island, Wash., was photographed in March 1942...
  • PM adviser: sales tax hike took Abenomics in negative direction

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economy is a bit unstable and the sales tax increase in April took "Abenomics" in a negative direction, one of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's key economic advisers said on Monday. Koichi Hamada, professor emeritus of economics at...
  • Japan Amari: economic stimulus likely, hard to compile large package

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari said on Monday Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to order an economic stimulus package after the economy unexpectedly slipped into recession. Amari, speaking to reporters after a meeting of...
  • Japan falls into recession

    TOKYO The Japanese economy has entered recession, official figures for the July-to-September period showed Monday. The world's third-largest economy contracted at an annualized rate of 1.6 per cent in the quarter, following a contraction of 7.3 per...
  • Japan's Abe puts sales tax spotlight on growth data at G20: official

    BRISBANE Australia (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the meeting of 20 major economies that he was waiting for third quarter growth data before deciding whether to go ahead with a second planned hike in the consumption tax, a...