Prime Minister Aso Pushes for Speedy Adoption of Budget

Prime Minister Aso came out with a strong statement last night calling for reconciliation on any budget differences by the middle of April. He submitted his budget proposal for 2009 to the Diet yesterday. He stated a necessity for economic stimulus, and the opposing party’s will to agree or not agree with be judged by a snap election.

Representative Ozawa, the leader of the opposition party The Democratic Party of Japan, stated it wasn’t such a good idea to push through a budget where the exact amounts of spending had not yet been decided.

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