TOKYO (AP) -- Sony's chief has praised Japan's prime minister for his efforts to jump-start the economy and put Japan back on the global stage.
Kazuo Hirai, Sony Corp. chief executive and president, said Friday Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who took office late last year, was standing behind the right policy changes.
But Hirai stressed that delivering on the promises with action was key. He was hopeful and praised Abe as being more "visible" than his predecessors.
Abe is banking on a policy package dubbed Abenomics that includes structural reforms, easy monetary policy, relaxed labor regulations and free trade to return Japan to growth.
Japanese companies have already reaped in one major benefit from Abenomics -- a weak yen, which helps exporters.
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