An article from the Japan Times with very little more detail on Abe’s announcement yesterday:

  • Will double the number of full-time non-Japanese lecturers at eight national universities to 1,600
  • To create a fund to help more Japanese study overseas
  • Measures to increase foreign tourists by easing visa requirements, in particular for people from Southeast Asia

Abe said:

it is difficult to launch a venture in Japan because the founder of a new company is often asked to guarantee the debts of the business.

The government will draw up guidelines to separate founders’ assets from those of the company and urge lenders not to have individuals guarantee corporate debts

  • New goal to increase exports of infrastructure systems to ¥30 trillion by 2020, up from ¥10 trillion

Japan Times

Also at Abe Seeks to Get Japanese Businesses to Spend (The Wall Street Journal is often gated, so if you’re unable to access the article try a a Google news search using the headline)