Japan’s Inflation Driven by Energy, Commodity Costs, Says PM Kishida

January 25, 2022Updated: January 25, 2022

TOKYO—Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday recent price rises in the country were driven largely by rising energy and global commodity costs.

“It’s desirable to create an environment in which companies can pass on rising costs, raise wages, so that increasing consumption spurs economic growth and inflation,” Kishida told parliament.