• Kyodo News


Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama indicated Wednesday it is unlikely his government will be able to submit a second extra budget for fiscal 2009 to an extraordinary Diet session convening later this month, citing the lack of time for compilation.

“We’re thinking it would be difficult to work out a supplementary budget in the next extraordinary session,” Hatoyama told reporters in the evening. “We have limited time left before the session, and we also have to discuss a main budget for fiscal 2010.”

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