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After haggling with a junior coalition partner over the size, the Cabinet of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama on Tuesday announced a ¥7.2 trillion economic stimulus package aimed at lifting the sagging economy and overcoming deflation.

Some economists, however, doubt the set of new measures will have a sufficient impact and worry that the administration may be deviating from its efforts to rebuild finances that are believed to be burdened with the world’s largest public debt.

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