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Following Elections In Japan, MHLW Likely Will Have To Resubmit New Budget

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

TOKYO - The Democratic Party of Japan, the main opposition party that won a landslide victory in the Aug. 30 general election of the legislative House of Representatives, is expected to instruct all government offices to redo or revise their budget requests in line with the DPJ's election manifesto of eliminating public sector waste

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