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Shizuka Kamei, a former policy chief of the Liberal Democratic Party, has urged Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to compile a huge supplementary budget for fiscal 2002 to bolster sagging domestic demand.

“The prime minister should compile a supplementary budget worth tens of trillions of yen to boost domestic demand, and stick to it,” said Kamei, who is currently in Honolulu to attend a general assembly of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum.

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