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Suga: Vaccinations in Japan to be completed in autumn


Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday vaccinations will be completed before the end of the year in a debate between the leaders of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and opposition parties in the Diet, the first such debate in two years.

“Vaccinations will be administered to everybody who wants to be vaccinated by October or November,” said Suga, who was participating in his first leaders’ debate since becoming prime minister last year.

Yukio Edano, leader of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, and other opposition party leaders debated with Suga over issues such as government policy on the COVID-19 pandemic and the Tokyo Games, which are scheduled to start next month.

“We want to send a message that the world has been able to cope with and overcome the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic,” Suga said.

Edano debated with the prime minister for the first 30 minutes, after which the leaders of the other three main opposition parties had the stand for about 5 minutes each.

Published : June 10, 2021

By : The Japan News/ANN