A total of 58 prefectural and municipal governments across the nation plan to spend a collective ¥268.4 billion on projects to bolster infrastructure against natural disasters in fiscal 2018 amid central government threats of reduced subsidies, a tally found.

The sum includes ¥236.2 billion in internal funds earmarked by 26 prefectures, including ¥187.7 billion by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government alone. The remaining ¥32.2 billion was earmarked by 32 major cities, according to the Saturday tally by Jiji Press.

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