Date : June 29, 2015
Video Report (Press Briefing): Achieving Economic Revitalization and Fiscal Soundness
post date : 2015.07.03
On June 30, the Basic Policies for Economic and Fiscal Management and Reform received Cabinet approval, and are based on a policy of “there can be no fiscal soundness without economic revitalization.” There is a goal of achieving positive balances for basic fiscal revenue and expenditure nationally and regionally by the 2020 fiscal year, and emphasis is also being placed on expenditure reforms for social security costs.
On the day before the approval, the FPCJ invited Dr. Motoshige Itoh, a professor at the University of Tokyo and a private-sector member of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, to speak about economic revitalization and fiscal soundness.
The briefing had a total of 30 participants, including twelve journalists from China, South Korea, Germany, Italy, and the U.S.A., and thirteen embassy representatives.
[Material distributed at the press briefing]
Dr. Motoshige Itoh, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Faculty of Economics, the University of Tokyo