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Japan PM says will decide soon whether to use 500 billion yen for targeted payments

FILE PHOTO: Japanese PM Suga holds news conference in Tokyo on March 5, 2021

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)

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