Passers-by walk in front of a Chanel store at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district in Tokyo

 
Passers-by walk in front of a Chanel store at Tokyo
Passers-by walk in front of a Chanel store at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district in Tokyo July 11, 2013. Japan must raise its sales tax rate next year as scheduled to show it is serious about fixing up its tattered finances, the finance minister said on July 23, 2013, as the government upgraded its view of the economy and said deflation was easing.REUTERS/Toru Hanai