Japan passes budget for emergency earthquake relief

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    Japan's parliament has passed a 4tn yen ($49bn, £30bn) emergency budget for reconstruction following the 11 March earthquake and tsunami.


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    The bill, unveiled last month, passed the lower house on Saturday and was approved unanimously by the upper house budget committee early on Monday.

    It will help fund new housing for tens of thousands of people who lost their homes.

    It will also support businesses hit by the disaster.

    According to the latest police figures, 14,704 people are now known to have died in the disaster and another 10,969 remain missing.



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