• Kyodo


Low-income families may be able to purchase a voucher worth ¥25,000 for the cost of ¥20,000 under a government plan aimed at underpinning consumer demand after next year’s planned tax hike, sources said Wednesday.

The “premium vouchers” would be available to households with an annual income of up to ¥2.56 million, but the government may expand the scope of the plan to include those with an annual income of up to ¥5 million, the sources said.

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