Japan economy minister Amari:

  • Economic recovery trend expected to continue
  • Japan economy firmly on rise, mainly on private demand
  • Consumption expected to continue increasing trend due to last-minute demand ahead of sales tax hike
  • Hopes spring wage talks will lead to higher pay
  • Need to keep an eye on demand after sales tax hike
  • Improvement in corporate earnings to keep Capex picking up
  • Japanese government will steadily implement measures to realise virtuous cycle in economy

Amari and his comforting words…


  • Export environment struggling to improve
  • Must watch US monetary policy and emerging nations trends – need to watch developments in overseas economies