Japan considers raising sales tax
12 August 2013 Last updated at 03:03 BST
Japan's government is considering raising the rate of sales tax to help bolster the nation's finances.
The rate currently stands at 5% and under government plans that could double to 10% by 2015.
But there are concerns the move could damage Japan's economic recovery.
The BBC's Sharanjit Leyl asked Jesper Koll, Japan Director of Research at JP Morgan, what he made of the plan.