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Japan ready to deploy more fiscal support, says finance minister

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TOKYO — Japan’s government stands ready to deploy more fiscal stimulus “without hesitation” as the country is still in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki said on Friday.

“If inflation accelerates before full-fledged improvements in the job market and wage hikes kick in, that could affect consumption,” Suzuki told a news conference. (Reporting by Leika Kihara Editing by Chris Reese)