Japan Breaking News: Japan PM Abe Says Want to Reach Sales Tax Hike Decision in Autumn

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he wants to decide in the autumn whether to proceed with a scheduled sales tax hike next year, while looking carefully at economic indicators. Japanese voters appeared to hand a decisive victory to the Liberal Democratic Party in upper house elections, giving the party a monopoly for the first time in six years. apanese broadcasters projected that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition won a majority of seats in the upper house of parliament in elections, giving it control of both chambers for the first time in six years.

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