• Kyodo News


The government is stepping up its efforts to reduce the size of the state general-account budget in fiscal 2010 to less than ¥92 trillion, government officials said Thursday.

Amid a shortage of fiscal resources, the government is trying to trim at least ¥3 trillion worth of budgetary requests to meet the goal as the deadline for finishing the drafting process approaches.

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