FILE PHOTO: Yoshihide Suga speaks during a news conference following his confirmation as Prime Minister of Japan in Tokyo, Japan September 16, 2020.
Opinion polls show Suga’s approval ratings have dipped, with many people unhappy with his handling of the pandemic since he became prime minister in September, after his predecessor, Shinzo Abe, stepped down due to ill health.
Giving his first news conference since surge in coronavirus cases last month, Suga said the “Go To Travel” campaign to revive domestic tourism was designed to help small businesses in the hospitality sector get through tough times.
“The government moved to promote the domestic travel campaign, seeing that they would not be able to continue their businesses as things were,” Suga said.
Besides the travel campaign, Suga promised the size of a new stimulus package to restore the economy, maintain employment and sustain business activity would be finalised next week.
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