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Japan to hand out $350 to low-income households to tackle inflation

Kishida government unveils relief steps amid rising prices

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, center, speaks at a meeting of government officials on Sept. 9 in Tokyo, where a series of steps meant to control inflation was announced. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai) 

TOKYO -- The Japanese government on Friday decided on additional measures aimed at dealing with high prices, including allocating 50,000 yen ($350) each to low-income households.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said at Friday's meeting at the prime minister's office:"We will closely monitor the impact of commodities market trends and global monetary tightening on overseas economies," stressing, "We will take bold measures seamlessly in response to price and economic conditions."

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