A woman shops at a discount drugstore in Tokyo Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Japan's Cabinet approved a 423 billion yen ($5.3 billion) economic stimulus package on Friday, moving to fend off r

 

              A woman shops at a discount drugstore in Tokyo Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Japan
A woman shops at a discount drugstore in Tokyo Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Japan's Cabinet approved a 423 billion yen ($5.3 billion) economic stimulus package on Friday, moving to fend off recession amid signs the recovery in the world's third biggest economy is faltering. The decision coincided with news of a 0.1 percent fall in the consumer price index in September, adding to pressure on the central bank to ease policies to help fight deflation, or falling prices, which can hinder economic growth. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)