Japan PM Abe: Will take necessary steps to stave off downside risks to the economy


Following his victory in the Upper House election on Sunday, the Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is on the wires now, via Reuters, noting that the government will take necessary steps to stave off downside risks to the economy.

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Will continue to make the economy as a top priority in policy management.

Will take plenty of measures to handle sales tax hike in October.

Will carry out sincere debate on constitutional reform.

Wants South Korea to keep promises, referring to dispute over wartime workers.

Will maintain close contact with us over Hormoz Strait.

Japan wants to make efforts to reduce tensions over Iran.

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