Abe Says Japan Economy Now for Sure on a Path of Solid Growth

Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Shoppers and tourists walk through a shopping street in front of the Sensoji temple in Tokyo, on Aug. 8, 2013. Close

Shoppers and tourists walk through a shopping street in front of the Sensoji temple in... Read More

Close
Open
Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Shoppers and tourists walk through a shopping street in front of the Sensoji temple in Tokyo, on Aug. 8, 2013.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said today his country’s economy is “for sure now on a solid growth and recovery path.”

Speaking in an interview on Canada’s CTV television, Abe said that his government “will make a solid and robust set of measures to support and promote this growth path.”

Abe also said that efforts are being made to conclude negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement “by the end of this year,” and that Japan wants to step up talks on an economic partnership with Canada.

To contact the reporter on this story: Paul Badertscher in Ottawa at pbadertscher@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Kevin Costelloe at kcostelloe@bloomberg.net

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.