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Japan at ‘Significant Risk’ If Debt Not Addressed, Azumi Says

January 23, 2012

Jan. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Japan’s Finance Minister Jun Azumi said allowing the nation’s finances to deteriorate further would present a “significant risk to stable economic growth” and that efforts to contain debt should be made “as soon as possible.”

He made the remarks in an address to parliament in Tokyo today.

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