Economic Planning Agency


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Economic Planning Agency

A former independent agency in Japan that helped advise the government on economic issues. In 2001, it was merged into the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
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The participants, who include former Economic Planning Agency chief Shusei Tanaka and commentator Noriko Kimoto, were having dinner with the prime minister when Koizumi's sister Nobuko informed him of the news after learning of it on television.
The Osaka bourse, at present a membership club, also plans to appoint Taichi Sakaiya, former head of the Economic Planning Agency, and John Hilley, chairman of Nasdaq International Ltd., as board members, they said.
Taichi Sakaiya, head of the Economic Planning Agency, said Tuesday he is willing to include in a government package of economic stimulus measures a subsidy program to support adults learning how to use personal computers (PCs).
Economic Planning Agency chief Taichi Sakaiya said Wednesday he does not expect rising crude oil prices to have a destructive impact on the Japanese economy.
Japan's Economic Planning Agency Director General Taichi Sakaiya said he reached the agreement during a meeting with Zeng Peiyang, head of China's State Development Planning Commission.
Sumiko Takahara, former head of the Economic Planning Agency (EPA) and former Central League president, died Sunday from a malignant lymphatic tumor at a Tokyo hospital, her family said.
Changes in prices of government-provided services proposed by the Finance Ministry for fiscal 2001 are projected to push up the consumer price index by 0.08 percentage point, the Economic Planning Agency (EPA) said Wednesday.
While 60.1% of surveyed adults have used the Internet, only 10.3% have done shopping through it, the Economic Planning Agency (EPA) said Thursday.
Japan's Economic Planning Agency chief Taichi Sakaiya on Wednesday said the yen's strength against the U.S.
Currently, bureaucrats of the Cabinet Office, especially those from the former Economic Planning Agency, serve as secretaries for the council.
The Economic Planning Agency (EPA) said Tuesday it has revised down Japan's coincident economic index for October to 70.0% from a preliminary 85.7% and the leading index for the month to 77.8% from 85.7%.
TOKYO, March 9 Kyodo Economic Planning Agency chief Taichi Sakaiya said Tuesday he sees no need to take immediate action on interest rates, saying both long-term and short-term rates have fallen considerably from last month.

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