Japan to cut household electricity bills by 20% to fight inflation

電気やガスなどの負担軽減策 総額4万5000円の支援方針

TOKYO, Oct 27 (Kyodo) - Japan will cut household electricity bills by about 20 percent early next year as an inflation-relief step under a broader economic package that will entail nearly 30 trillion yen ($204 billion) in government spending, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

The size of the package, which is scheduled to be unveiled Friday, will likely exceed 67 trillion yen, including spending by municipal governments and companies, the sources said.

The amount of government outlay was raised from 25.1 trillion yen planned earlier amid calls from ruling lawmakers, they said. ...continue reading

Oct 27 (ANNnewsCH) - 政府が近くまとめる総合経済対策で電気、都市ガス料金などの負担軽減策として、来年1月からの9カ月間で総額4万5000円程度を支援する方針であることが分かりました。  ...continue reading

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