Kishida pledges to adopt measures to tackle high prices on Friday


Niigata, Sept. 4 (Jiji Press) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Sunday that his government will take additional measures to tackle rising prices on Friday.

“We will continue to work on measures to ease the oil burden for fuel and stabilize electricity and gas prices,” Kishida told reporters during a trip to the central city of Niigata. from Japan.

The government plans to continue providing refineries with subsidies aimed at lowering retail gasoline prices even after the current program expires at the end of this month.

“A framework will be maintained,” Toshimitsu Motegi, general secretary of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in Kishida, told television, referring to the grant scheme.

Kishida said the government would keep prices of imported wheat sold to millers in Japan unchanged beyond September. “We will contain a rise in noodle and bread prices,” he said.

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