PM finally approves ¥100,000 payout in cash

December 14 , 2021

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on December 13 the government’s decision to approve any method a local government deems proper on the state payout of state payout of ¥100,000 for everyone aged 18 or under as part of a new pandemic response package. The administration had originally hoped to provide the same amount but divided into cash and coupons. The one-time payout was originally proposed by Komeito, which its coalition government partner, the Liberal Democratic Party, ultimately conceded to.