November 16, 2018 / 9:31 AM / in 4 months

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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