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Japanese finance minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday initial budget requests for fiscal 2019 would likely reach a record high around 102 trillion yen ($918 billion), given an ageing population and defence challenges from China and North Korea.(AP File Photo)

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 .
Japan's finance minister Taro Aso took a one-year salary cut for tampering with documents related to a government property sale linked to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife Akie Abe.(AP File Photo)
Japan's finance minister Taro Aso took a one-year salary cut for tampering with documents related to a government property sale linked to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife Akie Abe.(AP File Photo)

Japan finance minister returns year’s salary over cronyism scandal

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.
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