• Kyodo News


The tourism-related budget for fiscal 2010 may be halved to about ¥13 billion in view of an assessment by a key government body tasked with cutting wasteful spending, sources said.

The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry has requested a budget of ¥25.1 billion for the Japan Tourism Agency for the year starting in April, a fourfold jump from the initial fiscal 2009 budget.

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