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Japan finance minister: Not considering another cash handout for households

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso answers a question during a news conference of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Fukuoka, Japan June 9, 2019. Eugene Hoshiko/Pool via REUTERS

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Thursday he was not currently thinking about giving households cash handouts for a second time.

Aso made his remarks in parliament when asked whether he would consider cash handouts as a means of providing a basic income to households.

Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim

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