Kishida tells ministers to craft economic package as prices skyrocket

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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday instructed ministers to begin detailed work on developing a new stimulus package by the end of April to soften the blow of rising energy, commodity and grain prices on households and help Japan's economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Kishida's directive, delivered at a Cabinet meeting, will see specifics of the package narrowed down and decisions made on funding after the country's parliament enacted a record budget for the fiscal year starting Friday to support the economy. Kishida said Monday the first priority is to deliver the spending plan and...

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