Japan's Abe eyes economic zones and higher income

06/5/2013 | Reuters

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has proposed special economic zones to attract foreign investment, and he vows to increase income by 3% a year. The measures are part of economic policy to end deflation and increase inflation to 2% within two years. Analysts say it isn't clear how Abe can increase income when his program includes measures that make it easier to hire temporary workers, who usually are paid less than permanent employees.

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