The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will suspend public works projects planned with subsidies from the central government if the state cuts off the funding, Gov. Shintaro Ishihara told a news conference Friday.

Citing the metro government’s severe fiscal situation, Ishihara said Tokyo will have to tell the state that some of the planned projects will have to be put off without the subsidies.

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