Japan finance chief tolerates bureaucrat warning against stimulus

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Japanese Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki said Tuesday he sees no problem with a warning by the ministry's top bureaucrat against a "lavish spending" policy proposed by lawmakers, saying it only reflects his view on fiscal consolidation. Suzuki defended Vice Finance Minister Koji Yano, who recently contributed an opinion piece to a monthly magazine in apparent criticism of new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's large-scale stimulus plan, saying it was "just an individual view expressed as part of a general policy debate for fiscal soundness." The rare move by Yano, who criticized stimulus proposal...

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