October 5, 2021
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s government will take all necessary measures to support the economy, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, new economy minister Daishiro Yamagiwa said on Tuesday.
Yamagiwa, who is one of 13 fresh faces in the cabinet of new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, told reporters at his first news conference he is determined to conduct economic and fiscal policy in a bold manner.
“We will manage economic and financial policy in a flexible manner without hesitation,” he said, calling for discussions about the country’s economic growth strategy and reducing income inequality.
Kishida has pledged https://ift.tt/3iA6FA5 to compile a stimulus package worth tens of trillions of yen, which would be a move which may help firm up growth in the world’s third-largest economy.
Also on Tuesday, new chief cabinet secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said the government is watching oil prices as rises would hurt corporate profits and increase the burden on households.
He declined to comment on a fall in Japanese stock prices to a one-month low, saying markets move according to daily factors decided by the markets.
(Reporting by Daniel Leussink and Elaine Lies; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)
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