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The ¥17.1 billion requested for hosting next November’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum summit in Yokohama should be pared by 20 percent, a key government body tasked with cutting wasteful spending said Tuesday, calling the estimate inflated.

Members of the Government Revitalization Unit said the requested amount for facility usage, food costs and accommodating leaders attending the event is way above the actual cost.

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