Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Can Japan Afford to Increase Sales Tax?

  • Prior recessions lead to calls for postponing April 2017 hike
  • Decision could impact BOJ's reinflation goals, Abe's election

A little more than a year from a planned Japanese sales-tax increase, a debate is deepening in the corridors of power in Tokyo over whether the nation’s economy can withstand the blow.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.