Prime minister Shinzo Abe is seeking to demonstrate a determination to repair the state’s stretched finances.
Wages in way of Abe’s war on deflation
Japanese government says inflation target of 2% is crucial, but with wages stagnant and employers looking to cut salaries some doubt it is achievable
China and Japan attempt to ease tensions
China’s incoming president meets Japanese envoy in first high-profile discussion between the two countries since start of bitter territorial dispute