Aso Sketches How Japan Will Front-Load Budget Spending This Year

  • Aims to contract 80 percent of public works by end-Sept.
  • There is a risk of negative impact on later spending

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso.

Photographer: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso began outlining how the government will bring forward spending in the current budget to the first half of the year as the Abe administration seeks to bolster an economy that’s struggling to recover from a slump at the end of 2015.

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