TalkingJapan #4

Coronavirus epidemic turned out to be a demanding test for the Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō. Marcin Socha in TalkingJapan #4 talks about the second wave of the epidemic and discusses preventive measures introduced on the local and central level. The podcast starts with describing the Japanese state of emergency and the economic relief package, which has been heavily criticized by the Japanese opposition. The Japanese government made a series of questionable decisions, some of which turned out to be PR disasters. As a result, public support for the current government is dwindling and Prime Minister himself has to deal with growing opposition within the ruling Liberal-Democratic Party and coalition partner Komeito. Please check UŁ-podcast at https://bit.ly/3aRylto