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Motorists can travel expressways in most of Japan with a maximum toll of ¥1,000 for an unlimited distance on weekends and national holidays, the nation’s six major highway operators and the transport ministry officially announced Friday.

The discount will be valid for two years after the passage of the second supplementary budget for fiscal 2008 that earmarks ¥500 billion for the step, according to the highway operators and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

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