Japan's Diet approves supplementary budget

約2.7兆円の今年度補正予算が成立 物価高騰の緊急対策

NHK -- May 31
Lawmakers in Japan have enacted a supplementary budget worth 2.7 trillion yen, or roughly 21 billion dollars, to address fuel prices that have surged since Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The Diet's Upper House members voted Tuesday to pass the package for this fiscal year. The Lower House approved the bill last Friday.

It earmarks 9.16 billion dollars for a fuel subsidy program and 11.87 billion dollars to replenish the state's reserve funds.

The government has been using those reserve funds to address the coronavirus pandemic. It will now also use it to cope with the price rises.

May 31 (ANNnewsCH) - ウクライナ情勢に伴う物価の高騰対策などを盛り込んだ補正予算が参議院本会議で自民、公明、国民などの賛成多数で可決され、成立しました。  ...continue reading

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