Vacant Japan Homes Show Holes in Abe Stimulus Plan

Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) -- In the hilly area of Inariyato, an hour's train ride south of Tokyo, an increasing number of vacant homes exposes a flaw in Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to boost the economy by reviving the housing market. The government's housing stimulus favors new-home purchases, boosting demand for new properties at the expense of existing homes. Home vacancy in Japan, estimated at about 18 percent nationwide, may reach 24 percent by 2028, according to the Fujitsu Research Institute. Bloomberg's Kathleen Chu reports. (Source: Bloomberg)
Netanyahu Warns U.S. Iran Deal Leads to Nuclear Arms
35:22 - March 4 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, directly challenging President Barack Obama in a speech to U.S. lawmakers, said an emerging agreement with Iran would backfire and ensure the Islamic Republic gains a nuclear arsenal. Bloomberg's David Wainer in Tel Aviv and Golnar Motevalli in Tehran report on Bloomberg Television's "Countdown" with Mark Barton, Manus Cranny and Anna Edwards.
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