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Opposition party leaders lashed out at Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday after he abruptly announced his intention to step down as Japan battles a wave of coronavirus cases.

Yukio Edano, leader of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, called Suga's decision "irresponsible," underscoring that the resurgence of COVID-19 cases requires a swift response and that no time should be wasted.

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