Takenaka proposal on bad loans faces scrutiny

With the timetable for measures aimed at addressing Japan's bad loan problem announced last Friday, Heizo Takenaka said the proposals would be rigorously implemented.

The Japanese government's plan to deal with the financial sector's non-performing loans will be put to the test this week when the ruling Liberal Democratic party meets to consider the timetable unveiled last week by Heizo Takenaka, joint minister for the economy and financial services, to implement reform measures.

Mr Takenaka's