The government has approved a budget for 2016 by the Cabinet.The total amount of the general account was 96 billion yen, which exceeded the initial budget for fiscal 7,218 by 2015 billion yen and reached a record high for the fourth consecutive year.

Of this amount, the budget for education and science is 2015 billion yen, which is 133 billion yen less than in FY5.We are focusing on efforts to make early childhood education free of charge and enhancing scholarships.The budget proposal will be submitted to the ordinary Diet session at the beginning of the year.


In addition, with the free early childhood education, the age limit for multi-child calculation, which is currently considered to be up to the third grade of elementary school, has been abolished for households with an annual income of up to about 360 million yen, and the childcare fee for the second child is reduced by half. , The childcare fee for the third and subsequent children will be free of charge.
In sports-related, cultural arts, and science and technology budgets, the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020 will improve competitiveness by 143 billion yen, strengthen the strategic plan for comprehensive utilization of cultural properties by 96 billion yen, and the scientific research fund subsidy project will be 2,273 billion yen. It was included.

reference:[Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology] Key points (PDF) of the 28 Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology budget (draft)

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