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On the opening day of the fall Diet session, the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe submitted a draft supplementary budget for fiscal 2018 to fund recovery efforts after a string of natural disasters devastated large areas of the country.

The ¥935.6 billion spending plan unveiled Wednesday would also be used to install air conditioners in schools after soaring temperatures this year raised concerns over students suffering from heat-related illnesses.

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