In this Sept. 30, 2019, photo, a signboard says "Consumption tax hike, 8 percent to 10 percent", at a mass home electronics retailer in Tokyo. Japan has raised consumption tax to 10 percent from 8 percent, amid concerns that it could sink the Japanese economy though government officials say ample measures are taken to minimize the impact. (Shinji Kita/Kyodo News via AP)
October 01, 2019 - 4:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan raised its national sales tax to 10% from 8% on Tuesday, risking short-term pain for the sake of the country's future financial stability as it copes with a fast aging and shrinking population. Previous tax increases, a 2-point increase to 5% in 1997 and another to 8% in 2014,...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to the media at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo shortly after learning that North Korea conducted a missile launch test, Sunday morning, May 14, 2017. Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the missile test-fired by North Korea flew 800 kilometers (500 miles) for about 30 minutes and landed in the Sea of Japan, but not inside Japan's exclusive economic zone. (Hiroki Yamauchi/Kyodo News via AP)
May 14, 2017 - 1:16 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's missile launch (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida says he and his South Korean counterpart have agreed that dialogue for dialogue's sake with North Korea is meaningless in the wake of Pyongyang's latest missile...
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