The central government and the Kariwa Municipal Government paid about 160 million yen more than they should have to build a cultural complex in Kariwa, Niigata Prefecture, the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy said Monday.
The complex, which consists of a main building, a tea house, a building for pottery and other facilities, was built on a 22,695-sq.-meter site at a cost of 6.2 billion yen. Most of the cost was footed by the central government, which began subsidizing it in 1995. The Kariwa Municipal Government paid the remaining 500 million yen.
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