Analysts had mixed opinions for the 2010 annual budget plan the Cabinet approved Friday, saying the Democratic Party of Japan-led government worked quick but failed to show how it will alleviate the nations’ mounting debts.

“The budget plan (catered to) the DPJ’s campaign pledges, with a view to next year’s Upper House election,” said Tomoaki Iwai, a political science professor at Nihon University.

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