• Kyodo News


The government will pare budget requests for fiscal 2010 as much as possible and try not to issue government bonds beyond the ¥44 trillion planned by the previous administration for this fiscal year, Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said Monday.

A second extra budget may be compiled for fiscal 2009, using the roughly ¥3 trillion scraped together through a review of the existing extra budget to fund it, he said.

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