Aso vows to revive virus-hit economy, promote structural reforms

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso pledged Monday to rejuvenate the economy badly hit by the spread of the novel coronavirus and advance structural reforms for the future after the pandemic. In his speech on the first day of this year’s ordinary parliamentary session, Aso said the government will prevent the number of coronavirus infections from rising further “while supporting employment and business.” Aso went on to say Japan will try to realize “a transformation of the economic structure and a virtuous cycle of the economy toward a post-coronavirus period.” At the same time, he warned of do…

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