Japan's ruling party executive signals chance of extra budget to combat COVID-19 pain

By Channel NewsAsia6 days ago


TOKYO: Japan may need to compile a supplementary budget for the current fiscal year to combat the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic, a senior ruling party official was quoted as saying in a television programme that ran on Sunday (Apr 4).

“If there's any shortage of funds, we'd like to always respond aggressively including by compiling a supplementary budget,“ Toshihiro Nikai, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's secretary general, said in the programme.

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