Support for Shinzo Abe hits new lows as coronavirus infections spread, East Asia News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Tokyo is also seeing a sharp rise, prompting Governor Yuriko Koike to yesterday urge the capital’s residents to abstain from travelling during the summer holidays, as have her counterparts elsewhere in Japan, as daily records for new infections are routinely being shattered.

In contrast, the national government is seen as being dawdling and bungling amid Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reluctance to convene Diet sessions and even hold news conferences.

Mr Abe, who met reporters briefly in Hiroshima yesterday after a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing, insisted the country was not at a stage to need another state of emergency.

It was his first news conference since June 18, and it ended abruptly as he ignored questions from reporters calling for greater accountability.

 

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