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Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama ordered Cabinet ministers on Sunday to insert measures for coping with the yen’s rapid appreciation and the stock market’s decline in a new supplementary budget for fiscal 2009.

Hatoyama issued the order at a meeting with Finance Minister Hirohisa Fujii and other key figures after coming to agreement that fresh, swift measures will be necessary to shield the Japanese economy from volatility arising from the currency and stock market situations.

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