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PM Abe has shut himself up since end of Diet session despite surge in COVID-19 cases

Since the ordinary Diet session ended on June 17, Prime Minister Abe has neither participated in off-session Diet meetings nor held a press conference, avoiding his responsibility to deal with important challenges.

Tokyo Governor despite COVID-19 spike in Tokyo refuses to answer questions in metropolitan assembly's ad hoc session

JCP members of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly criticized Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko for never answering questions at the assembly's extraordinary session which was held amid a surge in the number of COVID-19 positives in Tokyo.

Abe gov’t departs from its 30% target for women in leadership roles by 2020

The Abe government intends to give up on pursuing the previously announced goal of increasing women’s share in leadership positions to 30% by the end of 2020. This was revealed in a draft of the fifth government basic plan for gender equality.

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