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Abe orders extra budget for quake reconstruction

Soldiers searching for missing people in collapsed houses in Minamiaso village in Japan's Kumamoto prefecture last Friday. The earthquakes on the island of Kyushu killed about 50 people and damaged at least 5,000 houses, forcing about 80,000 people out of their homes.


JAPAN'S Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered his government on Sunday to compile an extra budget package to fund reconstruction after recent earthquakes that hit the south of the country, with an aim to put it into effect by June 1.

The move comes as Mr Abe faces increasing

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