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Kishida announces platform for LDP leadership race, including COVID relief package 

  • September 3, 2021
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All national dailies wrote that former LDP Policy Research Council Chairman Kishida, who has expressed his intention to run in the upcoming LDP presidential election, announced on Thursday that a pillar of his policy platform for the election will be an economic package worth “tens of trillions of yen” to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. The package includes a plan to strengthen financial support for businesses affected by government policies such as requests for shortened businesses hours and people hit by the economic slump in the wake of the pandemic. Kishida also proposed plans to create a health crisis management agency and to reduce the number of people unable to receive medical care to zero by securing enough hospital beds for COVID-19 patients. 

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