[TOKYO] Japan's long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) pledged to go ahead with a sales tax increase in its policy platform for an upper house election expected in July, signalling it will...

[TOKYO] The head of a Japanese business lobby said a planned sales tax hike should proceed in October to sustain the social security system for a rapidly ageing population, despite calls from...

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should postpone a sales tax increase set for October or face the failure of Abenomics, his six-year economic revival programme, according to one of the...

[TOKYO] Japan will forge ahead with a planned sales tax hike to 10 per cent in October, likely knocking the economy into contraction in the fourth quarter, a Reuters poll showed.

JAPANESE policymakers vowed on Wednesday to raise the sales tax to 10 per cent as planned in October, following the passage in parliament of the budget bill for the next fiscal year beginning next...

[TOKYO] Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will likely proceed with a scheduled sales tax hike in October even though slowing global demand and soft wage growth could weigh on the economy, one of...

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