Japan unveils fresh 2 tril. yen inflation relief package

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The Japanese government on Wednesday drew up a fresh 2 trillion yen ($15 billion) inflation relief package that will give cash to low-income families and reduce liquefied petroleum gas bills, in its latest attempt to mitigate the shock from rising food and energy prices.

Low-income households will receive 30,000 yen each and another 50,000 per child will be given to low-income earners with children. The government will tap reserve funds in the state budget for the current fiscal year ending on March 31, whose use requires no additional legislation.

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