Fukuo Kishida, chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party, said in an interview with the Jiji Press that there is an opinion that the consumption tax rate should be lowered as a countermeasure against the new coronavirus, saying that it should not be lowered.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, who has been called "one of the leading candidates (for the next prime minister)" by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a monthly magazine released in July, is astray.
Opposition parties called for an extraordinary Diet session based on the provisions of the constitution, saying that the Diet should discuss the response to the new coronavirus, while the government and the ruling party had a negative opinion on the early session.
To promote the Asakusa Shinnakamise shopping district in Taito Ward, where the new coronavirus is not returning enough, Executive Director Akihiro Hashimoto (45) of the promotion association appointed a local character who is currently inactive for social distance (social distance).
Regarding the spread of the new coronavirus infection, Prime Minister Abe said at the ruling party meeting of the government that it was going on and off, and strengthened the inspection system in cooperation with prefectures to prevent the spread of infection to elderly people etc.
In the use of IT technology against the new coronavirus, we have created a mechanism to collaborate with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to list the operating status of hospitals nationwide in real time.
While tourism demand is slumping due to the impact of the new coronavirus, Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga calls for the use of the “Go To Campaign” after taking measures against infections, and also as a new form of tourism and work style, while enjoying vacation, teleworking.