February 19, 2020
How Did the Abe Cabinet Attempt to Mitigate the Economic Pain From Its Tax Hike?
By Daisuke Akimoto
Japan’s GDP fell by 6.3 percent after the sales tax hike. The Abe government must have seen that coming.
March 31, 2014
Shopping Sprees, ‘Gold Rush’ Ahead of First Japanese Sales Tax Hike in 17 Years
By J.T. Quigley
Electronics and gold were popular purchases ahead of the increase in consumption tax.