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Japan’s Board of Audit said Friday that wasteful spending of tax money was at its second-lowest level in a decade in fiscal 2018, through March this year.

A total of ¥100.23 billion ($917 million) in 335 cases was either wastefully spent by government agencies and state-funded bodies or could have been spent more efficiently, according to the board’s annual report on the use of the state budget. The cases included 254 violations of laws and regulations, involving ¥5.72 billion in spending.

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