Diet debate on inflation-fighting FY 2023 extra budget begins

Japan’s parliament on Monday began deliberations on a 13.20 trillion yen ($88 billion) extra budget for fiscal 2023 to next March, as the government moves to fund an economy-supporting package that aims to alleviate the burden of rising prices on households. The additional spending will bring the total expenditure for the year to a whopping 127.58 trillion yen, of which a third will be secured …

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