Observation Deck in Niigata

Observation Deck in Niigata

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A man sits on a bench overlooking a view of the city from an observation deck in Niigata, Japan. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will decide on Oct. 1, after the release of the Bank of Japan’s Tankan survey of business sentiment, whether the economy is strong enough to go ahead with planned increases to the sales tax.