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Gov’t in process of identifying points of debate for possible revisions to special coronavirus measures law: Nishimura

  • July 10, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 3
  • JMH Translation

Economic Revitalization Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura revealed at a meeting of the Upper House Committee on the Cabinet held on July 9 that the government is in the process of identifying points of debate with an eye on possible revisions to the special measures law on the new coronavirus. “With anti-infection measures being implemented, we must make efforts in a way to produce more effective results. That’s why we are in the process of selecting points of debate,” he said.

 

He raised the creation of a temporary medical facility based on the special measures law as a specific example and pointed out that “we should make changes to build such a facility in a more flexible fashion.” He noted that “to revise the law, legislative facts are needed (as a foundation for law-making), and we are currently discussing what facts are needed [to revise the law].”

 

With regards to the special measures law, he explained that “we received a request for revision from the National Governors’ Association” and indicated that he plans to hold discussions with the association in the future.

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