Executive summary

September 2009
OECD Economic Surveys: Japan;Sep2009, Vol. 2009 Issue 18, p8
Country Report
The article suggests measures that the Japanese government should take to improve its economy in 2009 following the global economic crisis. It recommends ending initiatives aimed at boosting credit flows and stabilization of the financial market once the economy recovers to prevent their negative effects. It calls for a detailed and effective fiscal consolidation plan to ensure confidence in the financial market and reduce public debts. It also stresses the importance of reforming health care to reduce costs.


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