Japan economy minister: Economic fundamentals are strong in Japan, U.S

Japanese Minister of Economic Revitalization Motegi attends a news conference on the TPP Ministerial Meeting during APEC 2017 in Da Nang
FILE PHOTO: Japanese Minister of Economic Revitalization Toshimitsu Motegi attends a news conference on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Ministerial Meeting during APEC 2017 in Da Nang, Vietnam, November 11, 2017. REUTERS/Kham

February 9, 2018

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said economic fundamentals remained strong both in Japan and the United States, in response to questions about a plunge in U.S. stocks on Thursday.

Motegi, speaking to reporters on Friday, said he would continue to monitor the impact financial markets have on Japan’s underlying economy.

(Reporting by Stanley White, Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)