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The Diet passed a 4.52 trillion yen supplementary budget Friday for the current fiscal year through March and is preparing to take action on the budget for fiscal 2006, which is scheduled to begin in April.

The fiscal 2005 extra budget will finance measures to deal with asbestos-induced health woes, building safety defects and bird flu, among others.

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