• Kyodo News


Eleven of Prime Minister Taro Aso’s 17 Cabinet ministers said Friday they plan to accept benefits under a controversial ¥2 trillion cash handout program.

The cash plan is part of the second supplementary budget and aims to boost domestic consumption in the quickly deteriorating economy.

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