The government plans to make handouts totaling ¥100,000 for pregnant women after they conceive to after they give birth a permanent fixture in fiscal 2025.

The plan, revealed by the Children and Families Agency on Tuesday during an experts panel meeting, entails handing out a total of ¥100,000 ($660) to all residents of Japan who are pregnant, when expecting mothers report their pregnancy to their local municipality office.

The government started the handout program in January, funded from last year's supplementary budget, but the latest move is expected to make the program permanent.