As much as 8.7 trillion yen of the government’s fiscal investment and loan program, or 26.7 percent of the initial budget of 32.55 trillion yen, was left unused in fiscal 2001, according to a report released Friday by the Finance Ministry.

The FILP, known as “zaito” and often referred to as the government’s second budget, is designed to finance state-affiliated and public corporations via the ministry’s Fiscal Loan Fund.

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