The prime minister was responding to comments from an opposition lawmaker, who said Suga had been coming under attack when the host city's governor, Yuriko Koike, should be weighing in.
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The Aussie Spirit squad touched down at Narita Airport outside Tokyo along with their support staff and was immediately ushered off for coronavirus testing.
Drugs, ventilators and beds are running out as doctors warn of a "system collapse" and urge an end to the Olympics.
Although the required skills are quite different from those of a judo judge, Akiko Amano says her work experience helps her when judging the martial art.
Tokyo 2020 organizers expect more than ¥22 billion in additional contributions from them.
Yuzawa in Akita Prefecture has seen a decline in its fortunes in recent years, with a low birth rate and high death rate.
Norihiro Nakayama said his LDP group was unlikely to seek a ban on TikTok and other apps but would push for measures to ensure protection of user data.
Health ministry technocrats wanted to maintain a tight grip on information rather than cooperate with private institutions, critics say.
Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi warned Monday that the Paris climate accord could face "death" if steps to fight global warming are put on the back burner to facilitate the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Many economists and policymakers are forecasting a steep global recession ...
Dressed in protective plastic coveralls and white boots, Yuji Onuma stood in front of the row of derelict buildings that included his house, and sighed as he surveyed his old neighborhood. On the once-bustling main street, reddish weeds poked out of cracked pavement in front ...