Friday’s budgetary requests from ministries for the next fiscal year and the ¥2.9 trillion the government recovered from this year’s extra budget reflect the Democratic Party of Japan’s strong resolve to redistribute funds from public works projects to the pockets of citizens to boost domestic demand, analysts say.

The biggest target of the DPJ was the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, which oversees public works projects nationwide. The ¥917 billion slashed was the biggest figure among ministries.

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