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LDP cabinet to revise Japan's mid-term fiscal plan, may scrap spending cap

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's incoming ruling coalition will review the country's mid-term fiscal plan and could scrap its annual spending cap to boost public expenditure to revive the economy, several government sources said on Wednesday. Full story

Japan candidates hit streets in first national vote since Fukushima disaster

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Candidates hit the streets on Tuesday at the official start of a campaign for a parliamentary election that is expected to return the opposition Liberal Democrats to power but risks furthering the policy stalemate plaguing the world's third-biggest economy. Full story

Narrowing LDP lead points to Japan post-election confusion

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's opposition Liberal Democratic Party's lead has shrunk in the polls ahead of a December 16 election, suggesting the conservative party and its partner may need help to make up a majority and threatening more policy confusion for the world's third-biggest economy. Full story

Japan PM postpones Russia trip due to Putin's health problems: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has postponed a visit to Russia planned for next month citing President Vladimir Putin's health problems, Japanese media reported on Friday. Full story

Japan's Abe softens tone but keeps pressure on BOJ

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's opposition leader Shinzo Abe said on Friday he would leave it to the Bank of Japan to decide on how to achieve its policy objectives, softening his earlier demands specifying what steps it should take to beat deflation. Full story

Japan PM Noda: Wrong to have BOJ finance public debt

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said on Friday it would be wrong to have the central bank finance public debt, regardless of whether it underwrote bonds from the government or bought them from the market. Full story

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