Original title: Japan ’s cross-party parliamentary union decided not to visit Yasukuni Shrine collectively in the spring
(Observer Network). Kyodo News reported on the 11th that relevant parties revealed that considering the expansion of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the Japanese cross-party parliamentary alliance rarely decides not to collect this spring Visit the Yasukuni Shrine.
Japanese members of the “Meeting of Members of the Yasukuni Shrine Congress” will usually visit the annual big festival in spring and autumn and the defeat and surrender of Japan on August 15. Since the establishment of the Parliamentary Union in 1981, it has always paid tribute three times a year. During this period, due to the coincidence of the 2017 autumn festival and the House elections, the visit was postponed to December. Kyodo News said the suspension was very rare.
A total of 165 people participated in the autumn festival in October last year, including 98 members of Congress and secretaries and other agents.
According to the statistics of the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) at 6 a.m. on the 12th, 6923 cases of new coronary pneumonia were diagnosed in Japan (excluding 712 cases on the “Princess Diamond”). On the 11th, 743 new cases were diagnosed throughout Japan, setting a new record for a single day. Among them, there were 197 cases in Tokyo, which set a new record for four consecutive days. At present, 1902 cases have been diagnosed in Tokyo.
On April 7, local time, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued an emergency declaration to seven regions including the metropolitan area, allowing local governments to take measures to restrict people from going out, closing schools or movie theaters, and compulsorily expropriating medicines.