Japan PM promises stimulus programme for airlines

2 April, 2020

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government is planning a stimulus programme for the nation's airlines affected by the coronavirus pandemic (Reuters, 01-Apr-2020). Mr Abe stated: "The aviation industry is our country's core infrastructure that must not be damaged, so we'll take steps to support it". He also said the stimulus programme will be "necessary and sufficient" to ensure the country does not return to deflation.