Japan is set to allocate more than 2 trillion yen ($15.1 billion) in additional aid to ease the impact from high inflation ahead of local elections next month, Report informs, citing Bloomberg.

The outlays will come from reserve funds already budgeted for the fiscal year ending this month, Economy Minister Shigeyuki Goto told reporters Wednesday. The measures include handouts for low-income households and their children, and support for households that use liquefied petroleum gas, according to documents from the cabinet office.