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Abe comments on domestic issues at news conference in Vientiane

  • September 9, 2016
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei, Tokyo Shimbun
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All papers reported on a news conference by Prime Minister Abe in Vientiane on Sept. 8 during which he expressed his administration’s readiness to listen to the views of experts concerning the Emperor’s desire to abdicate. The premier also commented on work-style reform, saying that the GOJ will study what can be done to achieve equal pay for equal work. Concerning discussions within the LDP on the possibility of extending his term as LDP president, Abe said that it is not appropriate for him to comment on the issue, adding that he will try to produce results in his remaining two years in office.

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