Masajuro Shiokawa


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Masajuro Shiokawa

A Japanese economist and politician. Elected to the House of Representatives in 1967, he served (except for a period from 1996 to 2000) until 2003. He was Minister of Finance from 2001 to 2003. He was born in 1921.
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Finance Minister Masajuro Shiokawa suggested Sunday that the consumption tax rate, now 5%, may be raised in the year starting in April 2007, which would be a year after Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's term as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) expires if he is reelected in September.
Finance Minister Masajuro Shiokawa said Friday that the United Nations should play a major role in establishing a framework for the reconstruction of postwar Iraq.
Finance Minister Masajuro Shiokawa hinted Friday that the question of whether Japanese monetary authorities will intervene in the foreign-exchange markets to stem the yen's rise against the dollar will depend on whether it will strengthen further.
Finance Minister Masajuro Shiokawa said Friday he thinks the postwar reconstruction of Iraq is unlikely to be a major topic in the upcoming meeting of top financial officials of the Group of Seven (G-7) rich nations.
Investors sold BOJ shares on the Jasdaq over-the-counter market after Finance Minister Masajuro Shiokawa said that he wants someone who will cooperate more closely with the government to combat deflation as the next BOJ head.
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi denied remarks by Finance Minister Masajuro Shiokawa Friday that he is nearing a decision on who to choose as the next governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ).
Finance Minister Masajuro Shiokawa called the yen's recent appreciation against the dollar ''steep'' on Tuesday, hinting Japanese authorities are ready to intervene in the markets to stem the yen's rise.
05 yen at one point in early trading on weekend comments by Finance Minister Masajuro Shiokawa calling for a weaker yen.
Finance Minister Masajuro Shiokawa said Tuesday he wants to start raising taxes from fiscal 2003 as part of a multiyear tax reform plan that would also include major tax cuts, in a bid to bolster the economy.
Finance Minister Masajuro Shiokawa said Wednesday the impact of bad-loan disposal on the nation's economy must first be gauged before holding discussions on an extra budget.
Toranosuke Katayama, minister of public management, home affairs, posts and telecommunications, took issue Friday with a call by Finance Minister Masajuro Shiokawa for cutting local taxes on property acquisitions.
Finance Minister Masajuro Shiokawa said Friday that the government's plan to impose a 10 million yen cap on bank deposit guarantees next April should be postponed for one to two years and then thought about from scratch.