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  1. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Unexpected recession in Japan will allow Abe to delay tax hike, call snap poll

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 07:13pm by Reuters

    ... Japan's economy unexpectedly slipped into recession in the third quarter, setting the stage for Shinzo Abe to delay an unpopular sales tax rise and call a snap election two years early. ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans snap general election: reports

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:25pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... another scheduled tax hike, reports said on Saturday. Abe is expected to announce his decision at a press conference on Tuesday, according to major media, including the Yomiuri Shimbun. The development comes as the Abe government moves to postpone a consumption tax hike to 10 per cent from the current 8 per cent amid a series of weak economic indicators fuelling fears of recession. ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's young face an increasingly bleak future

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:35am by AP

    ... a bleaker future When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided last week against walloping Japanese with another tax hike, it was cause for worry not celebration among the country's young. Despite ... after being lifted from 5 per cent in April. On Friday, Abe dissolved parliament for a snap election to be held December 14 that he was calling to seek public approval of the tax hike delay ...

  4. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japan exports grow at fastest pace in 7 months, but slowing growth looms

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 02:30pm by Reuters

    ... to pressure on the Bank of Japan and the government to step up policy support as the economy struggles to recover from the pain of an April sales tax hike. A recent run of weak data including ... on the second-stage of the sales tax hike in December. In that context, yesterday's trade figures should be welcome news to Tokyo. The 6.9 per cent annual increase in exports in September was roughly ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe dissolves Japan’s parliament to make way for snap election

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 05:16pm by Reuters

    ... fist to applause. Abe’s cabinet later officially set the vote for December 14, NHK public TV said. Abe has said he would delay for 18 months a second tax hike to 10 per cent that had been ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan hikes defence spending in record US$1tr budget

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 08:58pm by Associated Press

    ... 15.6 per cent to 5.3 trillion yen (US$58.6 billion), following through on campaign promises to hike spending on public works such as the country’s aging roads and tunnels. The Liberal Democrats ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese PM Abe’s public support slumps in wake of resignations

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 11:39am by Reuters

    ... policies, including whether to proceed with an unpopular sales tax hike and restarts of nuclear reactors shut down after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Japan’s economy is floundering and analysts ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe faces questioning by lawmakers on Japan's change to defence policy

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 02:23am by KYODO

    ... landmark decision in July on the use of the right to collective self-defence. "I will make a decision by the end of the year on another consumption tax hike to 10 per cent after fully ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Luck and instinct determined fate of hikers on Japan's killer volcano

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 09:18pm by AP

    ... its impressive plume, the eruption was not a major one with lava flow. Yet it proved deadly, because so many people were at the summit on a perfect day to enjoy hiking. The eruption caught ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    At least 36 feared dead on Japanese volcano as rescue search called off

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 06:02pm

    ... new victims of Saturday’s eruption at Japan’s second-highest active volcano. The eruption of the 3,067-metre peak, 200km west of Tokyo, took place as the popular hiking site was packed ...




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