Draft deflation plan set to disappoint

JAPAN - Fears are growing that the Japanese government's latest plan to revive the economy will fall short of expectations.

Conflicting views from senior government figures are leading investors to fear that a decade of policy stagnation may not be over yet.

"Without action, there will be a crisis," said economist Andrew Smithers of Smithers & Co in Tokyo.

"The speed of deterioration could be very violent."

Waiting game

The package is due to be decided at a meeting of the Council on Economic a

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