TOKYO (AP) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning about 3.5 trillion yen ($29 billion) in fresh stimulus, including subsidies and job creating programs, to help pull the economy out of recession.

TOKYO (AP) Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning about 3.5 trillion yen ($29 billion) in fresh stimulus, including subsidies and job creating programs, to help pull the economy out of recession.

Officials said Friday that details of the plan will be approved by the Cabinet on Saturday as they wrap up work for 2014. The plan reportedly includes 420 billion yen ($3.5 billion) in help for stagnant regional economies.

Abe took office for a third term on Wednesday and faces strong pressure to do something to restore growth after a sales tax hike in April put Japan back in recession.

Data released Friday showed inflation eased slightly in November as household spending dropped, hindering the government's effort to get the world's third-largest economy out of recession and back to sustainable growth.