Kishida Says Efforts to Contain Prices Are Effective
Tokyo, June 1 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday said his government's efforts to contain prices are proving effective.
"Inflation has reached 7-8 pct in the United States and Europe, but remains around 2 pct in Japan," Kishida told a session of the Budget Committee of the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of parliament.
"Our measures are, without a doubt, effective," he said.
Kishida said that his economic policy presents a model different to former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Abenomics, while maintaining its macroeconomic measures.
The prime minister said his wealth redistribution policy focuses on increasing investments and wages.
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