• Kyodo


The government should limit the science ministry’s fiscal 2012 budget requests for the “K” supercomputer and other innovative technologies, a subcommittee of the Lower House’s administrative oversight committee said Wednesday.

Nine lawmakers on the 14-member subcommittee, under the Audit and Oversight of Administration Committee, sought either cuts or a review of the ministry’s budget requests, as it kicked off its review of budgetary expenditures aimed at weeding out wasteful projects.

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