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BUDGET

Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 22, 2022
Lower House approves record ¥107.6 trillion budget for fiscal 2022
Japan's general-account budget will be a record high for the 10th year in a row.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 20, 2019
Cabinet approves Japan's record ¥102 trillion draft budget for fiscal 2020
The fiscal 2020 draft budget shows that spending will jump for defense, free education and ballooning medical, pension and other social security costs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 22, 2019
Japan to drop ¥400 billion on school computers and infrastructure projects in wake of tax hike
The government plans to spend around ¥400 billion ($3.7 billion) to supply more computers to public schools as part of an economic stimulus package, government sources said Friday.
EDITORIALS
Nov 14, 2019
Ensure effective state spending to prevent disasters
Whenever the nation is hit by a major disaster, infrastructure shortcomings become painfully clear.
EDITORIALS
Sep 7, 2019
Budget should reflect sense of crisis
Japan's fiscal health is in dire straits, but record high budget requests do not show any sense of crisis by the government.
BUSINESS
Aug 29, 2019
Japan budget requests for fiscal 2020 on way to record-high ¥105 trillion
General-account budget requests from government agencies and ministries for fiscal 2020 are expected to set a new record near ¥105 trillion, it has been learned.
EDITORIALS
Aug 8, 2019
Still a long way to go for fiscal reconstruction
The government must do more to reduce spending and boost revenue to cut the deficit.
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 15, 2019
After months of delay, Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte signs $71 billion national budget
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday signed a 3.7 trillion peso ($71.5 billion) budget for this year, its largest ever, ending months of impasse that forced the Southeast Asian country to cut its growth target.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 27, 2019
Japan's Diet passes record ¥101 trillion budget with spending hikes for defense and social security
Key to the budget is a u00a52.03 trillion stimulus package that the government hopes will underpin domestic demand after the consumption tax is increased.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 12, 2019
Trump budget boosts military and Mexico border wall but targets vital social services that help poor and elderly
President Donald Trump in his 2020 budget on Monday called for overhauls of social programs that help poor and elderly Americans, while boosting military spending and funding a U.S.-Mexico border wall, in the opening gambits of his next funding fight with the U.S. Congress.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 2, 2019
Lower House OKs record ¥101 trillion budget for fiscal 2019
The Lower House approves a record u00a5101.46 trillion budget for fiscal 2019, ensuring its enactment before the new fiscal year begins on April 1.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 8, 2019
Japan passes ¥3 trillion supplementary budget, much of which will go toward disaster-proofing measures
The Diet on Thursday passed a ¥3.04 trillion ($28 billion) supplementary budget for fiscal 2018 to fund measures including the bolstering of defences against natural disasters.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 18, 2019
Abe Cabinet approves reworked 2019 draft budget after Japan jobs data debacle
The rework was required after the government was revealed to have published a monthly labor survey without having collected sufficient data over a 15-year period.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 11, 2019
Government to review statistics after revelation that faulty Japan jobs data spanned 14 years
The government will rework the budget for fiscal 2019 to include the cost of reimbursing people who did not receive enough benefits.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 10, 2019
Can the social security system be sustained?
Due to demographic changes, the welfare state that many developed countries aimed to create in the mid-20th century is now out of reach.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 7, 2019
Tokyo to host two-day esports event in fiscal 2019, Gov. Yuriko Koike says
Tokyo will host an esports event during fiscal 2019 to promote the capital's video game and anime industries, Gov. Yuriko Koike said Sunday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Dec 21, 2018
Japan drags feet on cutting deficit as pre-tax hike budget tops ¥100 trillion
The budget shows Abe's desire to prevent a tax hike from putting the brakes on the economy by triggering a plunge in demand.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 21, 2018
As social security, defense expenses continue to rise, Cabinet OKs record ¥101 trillion draft budget
The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday approved a record-high ¥101.46 trillion draft budget for fiscal 2019, topping ¥100 trillion for the first time amid swelling social security and defense expenses, meaning Japan remains far from consolidating its battered fiscal health despite increasing...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 6, 2018
Japan government's initial budget for fiscal 2019 first to top ¥100 trillion
The government's initial budget for fiscal 2019 is set to be the first ever to top ¥100 trillion ($885 billion), reflecting a sweeping fiscal stimulus package designed to underpin the economy after a consumption tax hike next year, government sources said Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 2, 2018
Japan's government to earmark ¥1.15 trillion for infrastructure in second extra budget
The move to strengthen infrastructure follows a string of natural disasters earlier this year.

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