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Taro Aso

Japan backs ADB with $15mn for universal health coverage in Asia
World

Japan backs ADB with $15mn for universal health coverage in Asia

  • Addressing the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) annual meeting, Aso underscored the need to support health systems to cope with infectious diseases such as COVID-19 as well as other illness.
  • Promoting universal health coverage will help reinforce health systems to prevent future pandemics, ensuring inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the region with ageing populations, Aso said.
Published 05 May, 2021 06:48pm
Japan's Aso says G20 clarified, not changed, its stance on FX
World

Japan's Aso says G20 clarified, not changed, its stance on FX

  • "We clarified in written form the G20 nations' thinking on currency rates. It's a clarification, not a change, in our stance," Aso told reporters on Wednesday.
  • Aso was speaking after attending a virtual meeting of leaders from the G20 major economies, held on the sidelines of IMF/World Bank spring meetings.
Published 07 Apr, 2021 08:20pm
Japan, US reaffirm readiness to use bold steps to escape crisis: Aso
World

Japan, US reaffirm readiness to use bold steps to escape crisis: Aso

  • Speaking after his first talks with Yellen since she became the new US Treasury Secretary, Aso said they had also agreed that it was important to hold close discussions on foreign exchange rates.
  • We reaffirmed that it's important to maintain G7 (Group of Seven) as well as G20 (Group of 20) agreements of up until now.
Published 01 Feb, 2021 08:38pm