Over One T. Yen Spent by Japan Govt for Tokyo Games

Politics

Tokyo, Dec. 4 (Jiji Press)--State costs totaling 1.06 trillion yen were spent on 340 projects related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics between fiscal 2013 and fiscal 2018, the Board of Audit of Japan said Wednesday.

An estimated 260 billion yen was newly spent in fiscal 2018, which ended in March 2019, according to the board's survey.

With the state expenditures expected to swell further in the run-up to the 2020 Games, the board again called on the government to disclose the whole picture of spending.

The board made the estimate by calculating costs for all related measures regardless of the relevance of projects to the games.

In October last year, the board released an estimate that the government spent 801.1 billion yen on 286 projects between fiscal years 2013 and 2017.

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