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Nakasone offered a supplementary budget.

Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone asked a special parliamentary session for speedy approval of the $13.9-billion supplementary budget aimed at meeting U.S. demands for a boost in local spending and urged parliament to approve it quickly. The supplementary budget is an important part of an economic package that Nakasone unveiled just before the Venice summit meeting last month to head off criticism of his country’s huge trade deficit with the rest of the world. Nakasone said he hoped the new budget would help boost Japan’s domestic economy and help ease such problems as unemployment, which reached 3.2% in May.


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