"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 the Handling of the Declaration of a State of Emergency

[Date] September 8, 2021
[Source] Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
[Notes] Provisional translation
[Full text]

(On the handling of the declaration of a state of emergency)

I have just held a meeting of relevant ministers to discuss the measures going forward. We plan to consult with the experts committee tomorrow over the areas and periods of the declaration of a state of emergency and priority measures to prevent the spread of disease. The Government will make decisions based on the results to be reached in the committee. In making the decisions, we will pay special attention to the status quo of the medical system while considering the opinions that were provided by experts today.