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  • May 1, 2020
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All broadcasters and several national dailies gave top play to reports that Prime Minister Abe expressed his intention yesterday to extend the nationwide state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic beyond May 6. The GOJ is reportedly expected to make a final decision on the matter as early as May 4.


Front-page stories in national papers included the passage of the FY2020 supplementary budget to combat the coronavirus outbreak and the GOJ’s plan to launch a fund in collaboration with the private sector to boost the capital of mid-sized companies hit hard by the outbreak.

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