Japan PM: Govt. plans to compile measures against surging prices on Friday

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio says his government plans to compile additional measures against surging prices on Friday.

Kishida said on Sunday that he wants to expand assistance to keep the prices of compound feed products at around current levels.

He said he will also take seamless and concrete steps to reduce the financial burden from rising fuel costs and stabilize electricity and gas rates.

Kishida instructed the agriculture ministry last month to draw up measures to keep the prices of imported wheat it sells to domestic flour mills at current levels.

At the time, he also told officials to increase a special grant for regional authorities to enable them to provide support that suits local situations.