Japan's government won backing for a controversial decision to raise the national sales tax in 2014, after influential members of a special advisory panel said the step would not threaten economic ... more 
Japan's government won backing for a controversial decision to raise the national sales tax in 2014, after influential members of a special advisory panel said the step would not threaten economic recovery or business confidence if it was coupled with other stimulus. less 
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