The plan was to prepare land for the cultivation of rice and other staple crops, however, acidic soil had hampered the growth of some crops.
The Home Affairs Ministry decided to keep the restrictions after considering "the level of community transmission" as well as the "socioeconomic condition" of the population.
This was not the first time the communications ministry delayed the program as it had done so twice previously.
Through the exemption, access to nicotine replacement products is now easier and wider through over-the-counter purchases at retail stores.
In April 2021, the ministry issued a guideline to require students to go to bed by a certain time, even if they did not finish their homework in time.
Gender Equality Minister Kim Hyun-sook confirmed the abolition of the ministry, and said on Oct 5 that it was coordinating details with the Ministry of the Interior and Safety.
The central bank expects core inflation to increase at a rapid pace, which has prompted the central bank to hike its rates over the last two months.
Paying for public transportation by credit card is expected to spread further when more overseas tourists come to Japan in the near future.
A spokesman for the Hong Kong government said the e-vouchers were disbursed via six stored value facility operators.
With around Rp 30 billion worth of imports detained, demurrage, utility costs and other expenses so far amount to some Rp 8 billion in losses incurred by the importers.