TOKYO: The Japanese government plans to keep setting aside money to promote domestic tourism and dining out in its next stimulus package, according to a draft of the upcoming package seen by Reuters, even as rising COVID-19 infections have prompted concern about the campaigns.
The draft stimulus package also included a plan to set up a fund to encourage investment in green technology.
The draft made no mention of the size of stimulus package or its source of funding, which will likely be finalised in the coming days.
Critics have blamed the programmes for spreading the pandemic across Japan by encouraging citizens to travel, instead of asking them to stay home.
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