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Japan: record amounts in additional budget directed to saving jobs
Planet Labor, 17 June 2020, n°12008 -

On 12 June, Japan’s Diet parliament, approved a second record budget of almost 32 trillion yen (€262 billion) to ‘improve the government’s measures designed to protect lives and livelihoods from Covid-19 and to accelerate economic recovery.’ Included in the budget’s categories are several provisions concerning support for maintaining employment, which although largely intended for enterprises also include direct payments to employees.

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