said uncertainties remain regarding price trends in Japan, referring to the possibility that downward trends could continue for some time or inflation could suddenly accelerate.
It means Muto
could miss four Premier League games and up to three FA Cup games - depending on whether Newcastle make it through to the fourth round and require a third-round replay.
With Everton the second of eight matches Newcastle play inside the space of 32 days, Benitez will aim to manage the workload on his players - and, afterAyoze Perez'sdisappointing display against West Ham, Muto
could be deployed in the No 10 role at Goodison Park, or the Japan striker could even replace Salomon Rondon up front if the Magpies manager opts to rest the Venezuelan.
is under contract at the Bundesliga club until 2019, but they could opt to cash in on him if United choose to bid.
The House of Representatives, or the lower house where the ruling camp led by Fukuda's Liberal Democratic Party holds a majority, voted to approve Muto
's nomination Thursday, a day after the opposition-controlled upper house, the House of Councillors, rejected him.
''If the conditions of housing sector adjustment become more serious than expected and capital spending declines, the (U.S.) economy could further slow,'' Muto
told local business leaders in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, in western Japan.
However, if Japan progress to the final stages of the Asian Cup, Muto
could be missing until early February.
could yet be left out of the side once more, and Benitez may instead choose to use the forward as an impact player off the bench during the second half.
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Although the business sentiment index for large manufacturers in the Tankan survey released Monday fell from 25 in December to 23 in March, Muto
said in a lecture in Tokyo that confidence of companies is ''generally at a good level.''
has scored once (against Manchester United) in 11 appearances for the Magpies and he will hope to help Japan win a fifth Asian Cup title.
suffered a muscle injury after a hard working first half while Lascelles was taken off at half-time because of a shoulder concern.