November 16, 2018 / 9:31 AM / a month ago

Japan PM Abe says to order second extra budget for FY2018

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends the ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Summit in Singapore, November 15, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he will order his cabinet to compile a second extra budget for the current fiscal year after returning to Japan.

Abe made the remark at a news conference in Darwin, Australia, which was televised by public broadcaster NHK.

Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto and Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Nick Macfie

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