Japanese consumer inflation rose 3.2 percent year-on-year in April after the nation`s sales tax was hiked that month while household spending plunged, the government said Friday.
Actress Monica Bellucci insists that her planned move from France to Brazil has nothing to do with an upcoming tax hike which prompted actor Gerard Depardieu to flee the European country.
Opposition parties have blasted DPJ President and Japanese PM Naoto Kan for rushing to propose a consumption tax hike.
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