March 25, 2020 / 12:45 AM / 10 days ago

Japan senior lawmaker calls for record economic package on coronavirus

TOKYO (Reuters) - A senior official from Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Wednesday called for the government to compile a record economic package in response to the impact of the coronavirus.

Its is desirable to have a package worth more than the previous record of 56.8 trillion yen ($510 billion) in total spending at the time of the “Lehman shock,” said LDP lawmaker Hiroshi Moriyama.

Reporting by Yoshifumi Takemoto, writing by Kaori Kaneko; editing by Chris Gallagher

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