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The new government was experiencing difficulty Friday financing key policies as ministries rushed to beat a major deadline for reporting savings from the fiscal 2009 extra budget, findings by Kyodo News show.

So far, Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama’s Cabinet is expected to salvage around ¥2 trillion from the already-approved ¥14.7 trillion extra budget, well below the roughly ¥3 trillion it targeted.

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