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Japan will aim to meet fiscal targets, raise minimum wage - PM

Japan's PM Suga holds news conference in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday the government will aim to achieve its fiscal targets including its goal to bring the primary balance to a surplus.

Suga also said the government will strive to raise the nationwide average minimum wage to 1,000 yen ($9) an hour soon.

Suga made the remarks at a meeting of the government's top economic council, which approved the government's fiscal blueprint for this year.

($1 = 109.4700 yen)

(Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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