Following the examples Finland, Canada and the Netherlands, the Japanese government is considering issuing money ‘vouchers’ to poor young people, according to Sankei daily.
Tokyo plans to include gift certificates for low-income youngsters in the fiscal supplementary budget this year. The measure aims to halt a significant decline in consumption among the young.
The vouchers are considered to be more effective than cash handouts that could be deposited. People might use the coupons for their daily needs.