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The Japanese government plans to soon devise fresh measures to curb the impacts of high crude oil prices amid the Ukrainian crisis, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Koichi Hagiuda said in a television program on Sunday.

“We have to swiftly decide what to do after” the expiration at the end of April of the government’s program to provide subsidies to oil wholesalers with the aim of keeping gasoline and other fuel prices in check, Hagiuda said.

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