Friday, April 8, 2011

Japan scales back child subsidy program

The Washington Post reported that the DPJ might soon repeal the child allowance and use the money to recover from the earthquake.

“I think it’s a bad idea that they’re going to quit this,” Harumi Arima said. “I actually thought this policy had a level of vision — an idea for what they wanted Japan to look like in the future.”

“In this atmosphere, you can’t complain, because everybody wants to help with the earthquake,” said Chizuko Okuyama. “But at the same time my feeling is, they’re taking money from children.”

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