Govt., LDP agree on 300,000 yen handout over outbreak
NHK -- Apr 04
Japan's Prime Minister Abe Shinzo and the main governing Liberal Democratic Party have agreed to give roughly 2,800 dollars to households whose income has fallen to a certain level due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Abe and LDP policy chief Kishida Fumio agreed on the 300,000-yen cash handout on Friday as part of discussions on an emergency economic package.

Kishida later told reporters that the amount was decided in consideration of various factors such as the average number of people in Japanese households.

He said he told Abe that the cash must be provided swiftly, and that the party is leaving the details of the handout to the government.

Kishida said the LDP will continue discussions with the government on the size of the economic package and other responses to the outbreak.

新型コロナウイルスの感染拡大に対する経済対策で焦点となっていた現金給付の金額について、1世帯あたり30万円とする方針が決まりました。  自民党・岸田政調会長:「一定の水準まで所得が減少した世帯に対して、1世帯30万円支給するべきであるということを申し上げた」  安倍総理大臣は岸田政調会長と会談し、現金給付の方針を決定しました。どの程度収入が減れば対象となるかは明らかにされていません。政府関係者によりますと、支給を受ける人が所得の減少幅や振込口座を市町村などの役所に申告する「自己申告制」となる見通しです。経済対策は7日に閣議決定されます。
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