Japan PM says will decide soon whether to use 500 billion yen for targeted payments
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday that he will decide by next week whether to use 500 billion yen ($4.58 billion) in reserve funds for targeted payments as part of emergency measures to help people suffering economically due to coronavirus.
Suga told a government meeting that measures would include payments of 50,000 yen to single-parent and low income households as well as aid for work training and food banks.
($1 = 109.1400 yen)
(Reporting by Yoshibumi Takemoto, writing by Elaine Lies; Editing by Kim Coghill)