• Kyodo


The industry ministry is considering allowing buyers of environmentally friendly cars to be eligible from around the end of this month for subsidies to be reintroduced under an envisaged extra budget for fiscal 2011, government officials said.

If the subsidies are made available later, after the enactment of the fourth supplementary budget for the current fiscal year, possibly in January or February, the industry ministry fears consumers will hold off purchasing eco-friendly cars during the yearend shopping season, the officials said.

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