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BUDGETS

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 13, 2021
¥20 trillion of fiscal 2020 virus stimulus packages yet to be used
Delays in clerical work are believed to lie behind the amount yet to be used for some projects.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 8, 2021
Japan approves ¥4.4 trillion for green growth
The green growth strategy is one of four priority areas to focus on outlined by the Finance Ministry in the guidelines for the initial budget for the fiscal year starting next April.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 29, 2021
Biden’s $6 trillion budget aims for path to the middle class, financed by the rich
The budget envisions a redistribution of wealth that will allow more Americans to enjoy prosperity, buoyed by investments in education, infrastructure and climate-related initiatives.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 25, 2021
Japan ruling party seeks drastic defense budget rise amid China threat
The move seeking a rise in the budget comes as neighboring countries are increasing their own defense spending.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 20, 2021
Japan’s 2025 budget goal is near impossible, debt panel member says
Measures such as spending cuts or tax increases to meet the goal would shave 1% off the economy each year and are therefore unlikely, says Ayako Fujita.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / FOCUS
Mar 29, 2021
Japan’s ¥106 trillion record budget could just be the start in election year
Some ruling party lawmakers are calling for more stimulus along the lines of the massive aid package adopted this month in the United States.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 26, 2021
Diet enacts record ¥106.61 trillion budget for fiscal 2021
The Diet on Friday enacted a record ¥106.61 trillion budget for fiscal 2021 to finance steps to mitigate the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic as well as rising social security and defense costs, once again forgoing fiscal consolidation.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 23, 2021
Japan to use ¥2.17 trillion from reserve funds for virus-hit sectors and households
The funding includes u00a51.54 trillion for local authorities to aid restaurants and bars that comply with requests to close early as part of anti-COVID-19 measures.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 12, 2021
Japan needs trillions of yen more in stimulus, influential LDP lawmaker says
Fresh spending and the debt issued to pay for it would help fuel the BOJ's easing campaign and have a beneficial impact on the yen and stocks, according to Kozo Yamamoto.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 6, 2021
South Korean envoy hopes to wrap up talks with U.S. on defense costs
South Korea is seeking to iron out remaining differences and sign a deal with Washington on sharing costs for stationing 28,500 American troops in the country, its chief envoy has said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 6, 2021
China defense spending gets mild boost amid economic caution
China's 2021 defense spending will rise 6.8% from 2020, up slightly from last year's increase and broadly tracking the government's modest growth forecast, as the world's second-largest economy emerges from the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Feb 28, 2021
China expected to unveil hike in military budget as tensions rise
Beijing likely to reveal a robust increase in defense spending at the March 5 annual opening of its parliament, as its economy rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 9, 2021
Japan to spend ¥1.14 trillion from reserve funds for virus subsidies
The funding includes u00a5880.2 billion to be given to local municipalities so that they can offer financial aid for restaurants and bars that comply with requests to close early.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 26, 2021
Lower House OKs ¥19 trillion extra budget despite criticism of virus measures
Opposition lawmakers claim the aid for medical workers and people in need is insufficient, saying funds for the Go To Travel campaign should be eliminated or reduced.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jan 9, 2021
Basic income proposal by influential Suga adviser hard to sell in Japan
The idea has caught Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's eye at a time when the coronavirus pandemic is stirring worries about job security and social inequality.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 29, 2020
After massive COVID-19 spending, how large is Japan’s debt?
Experts say increased spending is unavoidable but that Japan will need to start seriously discussing how it will deal with its debt once the pandemic eases.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / FOCUS
Dec 22, 2020
Concern as Japan's fiscal discipline further loosened with record budgets
'It's a waste of money to take consumption-stimulating steps through extra budgets at a time when we have yet to contain the spread of the virus,' one economist said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 21, 2020
Japan's Cabinet approves record ¥106.61 trillion budget for fiscal 2021
The budget raises concern over a further deterioration of the country's fiscal health, already the worst among major economies.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 21, 2020
Japan approves record defense budget for fiscal 2021 amid China threats
The draft budget, up 0.5% from the previous year, includes funding to introduce new standoff missiles capable of attacking enemy vessels from outside their firing range.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 17, 2020
Japan's fiscal 2021 budget to be around ¥106.61 trillion
Topping u00a5100 trillion for the third year in a row, the figure exceeds fiscal 2020's initial budget of u00a5102.66 trillion.

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