Abe to raise consumption tax as planned: LDP Machimura
Jiji Press -- Sep 02
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is believed to go ahead with a consumption tax hike in April next year as planned, a Liberal Democratic Party heavyweight said Sunday.

If Abe says he will start over from scratch a consumption tax increase, he would suffer grave damage, Nobutaka Machimura, former chief cabinet secretary, said at a press conference held after a meeting of his intraparty faction in Karuizawa in the central Japan prefecture of Nagano.

Source: Jiji Press
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