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Is Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida a Keynesian?

Fiscal package could herald a new era of economic redistribution

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is taking a page from John Maynard Keynes, the renowned 20th-century British economist who stressed the need to support the economy with public spending. (Source photo by Getty Images) 

Tetsushi Takahashi was Nikkei's China bureau chief from April 2017 to March 2021 and the writer for the Beijing Diary column.

TOKYO -- When you read "Kishida Vision: From Division to Collaboration," a book published last year by Fumio Kishida, Japan's new prime minister, you find many references to the importance of fiscal discipline.

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