Trade chief Kaoru Yosano promised Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara on Friday he would seek legislative measures in extraordinary Diet sessions this fall to help smaller firms overcome fundraising difficulties, officials of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry said.

The pledge, made during their first meeting on the issue, is in line with the government’s plan to convene an extraordinary Diet session this fall to back up smaller firms and venture businesses as part of efforts to revitalize the Japanese economy.

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