Japan finance minister: Not considering another cash handout for households

G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Fukuoka
FILE PHOTO: Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso answers a question during a news conference of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Fukuoka, Japan June 9, 2019. Eugene Hoshiko/Pool via REUTERS

November 19, 2020

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Thursday he was not currently thinking about giving households cash handouts for a second time.

Aso made his remarks in parliament when asked whether he would consider cash handouts as a means of providing a basic income to households.

(Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)