Abe's sales tax rise

Mar 27, 2014 : The last time Japan raised consumption tax in 1997, it helped tip the economy back into recession. As part of his Abenomics plan, Shinzo Abe will lift the tax from 5 to 8 per cent on April 1. The FT's Jennifer Thompson talks to people in Tokyo's Hibiya district about what they think of the tax rise.
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