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Japanese lawmakers pass record Covid-19 budget

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Mr Abe lifted Japan's emergency declaration last month but said that it would take 'quite a long time' for the country to fully return to normal.

Tokyo

JAPAN'S powerful lower house of parliament approved an emergency budget worth nearly US$300 billion on Wednesday, doubling the scale of measures to pep up the world's third-biggest economy after Covid-19 tipped it into recession.

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