The government and ruling Liberal Democratic Party are reviewing proposals to provide financial support to families which use unauthorized day care centers for children aged 3 to 5, in accordance with the party’s campaign policy pledge for the Oct. 22 Lower House election, sources and media reports said on Thursday.

The government is now considering a subsidy of up to ¥25,700 a month per family that uses unauthorized facilities, according to a Kyodo News report. The Japan Times could not independently confirm the figure.

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