Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama unveiled a record budget of 92.3 trillion yen ($1 trillion) aimed at increasing the wealth of Japanese households and reducing the economyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s reliance on exports. The budget reflects his campaign promise to address economic stagnation by lifting the spending power of the nationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s households. Economists have criticized the plans for deepening concerns about the nationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s indebtedness and failing to address regulatory constraints on businesses.
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