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The government decided Monday to review expenses related to U.S. forces in Japan and some other outlays earmarked for the fiscal 2010 budget as part of its efforts to curtail wasteful use of taxpayers’ money.

By reviewing some public works projects, the administration of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama will aim to trim the 2010 budget by ¥3 trillion or more from record-high funding requests exceeding ¥95 trillion.

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