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Key points in Abe’s press conference on the formation of a new cabinet

  • August 4, 2016
  • , Nikkei , Lead story
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Key points in Abe’s press conference:


  • The cabinet is tasked with taking on future challenges.
  • Top priority is the economy; accelerate efforts to fight deflation at full speed.
  • Draft a concrete action program to reform people’s work styles by the end of the current fiscal year.
  • Deepen ties with China and South Korea; make steady efforts to negotiate with Russia for the conclusion of a bilateral peace treaty.
  • Aim to achieve constitutional revision until my term as the president of the Liberal Democratic Party expires; expect the Commissions on the Constitution in the two chambers of the Diet to engage in in-depth discussions in a quiet atmosphere without being preoccupied by political developments.
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