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New LDP tax research chief Amari to focus on developing investment environment

  • September 12, 2019
  • , Mainichi , p. 12
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LDP Research Commission on the Tax System Chairman Akira Amari

By Shiho Fujibuchi


Lower House member Akira Amari, who has assumed the post of chairperson of the Research Commission on the Tax System of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, told the Mainichi Shimbun and other media outlets on Sept. 11, “We have to give comprehensive and balanced consideration to growth, allocation, and financial reconstruction.” He added, “The key is how to create an investment environment that contributes to growth,” indicating his emphasis on economic growth. At the same time, he expressed his intention to respect fiscal discipline and said, “We cannot have a pork-barrel tax system.” (Abridged)

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