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GOJ to resume all-hands cabinet meetings on May 29

  • May 28, 2020
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NHK reported that since the state of emergency has been lifted nationwide, the GOJ will resume all-hands cabinet meetings on Friday. The network said that in lieu of cabinet meetings, usually held twice a week, documents have circulated among cabinet ministers for their signatures since May 7 when the state of emergency was declared. The GOJ also held a cabinet meeting in the form of a teleconference on a trial basis on May 1. According to the network, Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga told the press this morning that following the lifting of the state of emergency on May 25, the GOJ will resume cabinet meetings with all ministers in attendance. The network added, however, that they will be held once a week in principle and the ministers will be required to wear masks and sanitize their hands, the room will be ventilated regularly, and the tables will be sanitized. In place of the second meeting of the week, documents will be circulated among the ministers. 

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