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Prime Minister Suga says he has no intention to dissolve Lower House in April

All national dailies wrote that Prime Minister Suga told reporters on Thursday that he has no intention to dissolve the Lower House for a snap general election following his planned visit to the United States in early April. Suga stressed that he is giving priority to bringing the COVID-19 infection under control. The premier also noted that his term as LDP president will not end until September. Yomiuri wrote that although rumors are rife within the ruling LDP that Suga may dissolve the Lower House for a general election if cabinet support rebounds after his meeting with President Biden, Suga will probably need to continue to concentrate on dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. Concerning his planned summit meeting with President Biden, Suga said he is planning to discuss such issues as the coronavirus pandemic, climate change, China, and the abduction of Japanese nationals by North Korea.

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