"The World and Japan" Database (Project Leader: TANAKA Akihiko)
Database of Japanese Politics and International Relations
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA), The University of Tokyo

[Title] Press Conference by the Prime Minister on Dissolution of House of Representatives and Schedule for LDP Presidential Election

[Date] September 1, 2021
[Source] Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
[Notes] Provisional translation
[Full text]

(On the dissolution of the House of Representatives and the schedule for the LDP presidential election)

I have been receiving questions about the dissolution and general election of the House of Representatives, but responding to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic remains my top priority all along. Under the current difficult circumstances, it is not appropriate to dissolve the House of Representatives.

With regard to the schedule for the LDP presidential election, I believe that it will be decided by the party.