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Japan PM candidate Kishida wants to delay economic stimulus debate

The former foreign minister's remark underscores the rising risk of a delay in compiling the budget for next fiscal year as economic policy is in limbo during the campaign for premier

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Japan | Economic stimulus

Reuters  |  Tokyo 



Fumio Kishida, Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) lawmaker and former foreign minister, announces his candidacy for the party's presidential election at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, August 26, 2021. (Photo: Reuters)
Fumio Kishida, Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) lawmaker and former foreign minister, announces his candidacy for the party's presidential election at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, August 26, 2021. (Photo: Reuters)

Fumio Kishida, a key contender to succeed Yoshihide Suga as Japan's prime minister, said on Sunday that debate on funding measures he has proposed should wait until after a general election later this year.

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First Published: Sun, September 05 2021. 22:00 IST

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