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The ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Friday unveiled its fourth stimulus package, hoping to boost confidence in the economy before the March 31 end of the fiscal year.

The package also was designed to signal Tokyo’s commitment to bolster its economy. But no stimulus measures requiring fiscal backing were mentioned. The unveiling comes just before a meeting of the finance ministers and central bank heads from the Group of Seven nations; it begins Saturday in London, and Tokyo is expected to take criticism for not doing enough to spur domestic demand and imports from crisis-hit Asian markets.

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