• Kyodo News


The second extra budget for fiscal 2009 will probably be bigger than the initially planned ¥2.7 trillion to help cushion the impact of the rising yen and falling stock prices on the flagging economy, Deputy Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Monday.

Amid Japan’s deteriorating fiscal position, Kan had repeatedly said the additional stimulus package for the year through March 31 would be worth ¥2.7 trillion.

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