• Compiled From Kyodo, Staff Report


The Cabinet approved a ¥92.30 trillion initial budget Friday for fiscal 2010 — the largest ever — allowing Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama to fulfill his goal of winding down the drafting process by year’s end.

But the size of the general-account budget is larger than Hatoyama was hoping for, stoking long-simmering worries about Japan’s fiscal health.

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