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Japan's leader vows to accelerate economic measures, TPP

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to accelerate his mix of policies to prop up Japan's economic recovery and speed up parliamentary approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

In his policy statement opening the 66-day parliamentary session, Abe outlined an extra set of stimulus measures to help the economic recovery and spur more consumer and corporate spending. He aims to push through a supplementary budget to implement some of the measures as part of a larger package.

Abe reiterated that the global economy faces "major risks" such as uncertainty over Britain's exit from the European Union and the slowdown of emerging economies including...

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