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Disaster management minister admits he dined out day before emergency declaration

  • April 11, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

At an April 10 press conference, Minister of State for Disaster Management Ryota Takeda admitted that he went out for dinner and alcoholic beverages with two Diet members on the night of April 6, the day before the state of emergency declaration was issued. This was reported on the website of the weekly magazine Shukan Shincho. Takeda explained that they discussed “hospital ships” and said, “We have to eat somewhere.” In addition, Takeda explained that he “hardly drank any alcohol.”

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