Only today are we starting to see sales tax commentary begin to cross the wires again

Its been a while indeed.

This from earlier: Japan Business Federation says should consider raising sales tax even higher

Now, from Japan economy minister Motegi Japan chief cabinet secretary Suga:

  • Government to set up a panel to consider ways to mitigate the impact of next year's scheduled sales tax hike on the economy

(I know what to do, ease MOAR!!!)

USD/JPY is tackling its overnight high as I update: