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Budget request for fiscal 2019 likely to reach record high of 102 trillion yen: Japan finance minister
Tokyo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2018 11:36 AM IST
An increase in planned welfare spending and a request from the defence ministry to increase its budget to a record were pushing up overall expected spending, Japanese finance minister Taro Aso said .
Press Trust of India, Tokyo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 02:48 PM IST
Finance minister Taro Aso earns some 30 million yen ($274,000) a year as a cabinet minister.