According to the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) report, on the afternoon of the 26th local time, Japan’s 203rd Provisional Congress opened. As the Coronavirus is still spreading, in order to prevent the spread of the epidemic, the number of participants in this meeting is controlled at about 20% of the normal situation in the past.
According to reports, at about 1 pm on the 26th local time, the provisional parliament officially opened in the main hall of the Japanese Senate. At the beginning of the meeting, Rison Oshima, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan, made a brief speech on behalf of the Senate and House of Representatives.
Oshima said that the current situation in Japan and abroad is “very severe”, and the top priority is to find a suitable countermeasure to the Corona Pandemic as soon as possible.
According to reports, under normal circumstances, all members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Japanese Diet should attend the Provisional Parliament.
However, because the Coronavirus Pandemic continues to spread, in order to prevent the spread of the epidemic in the Parliament, the number of participants in the Provisional Parliament is only normal. 20%. The attendees included Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, all cabinet members, and party leaders of various parties.
According to previous reports, the interim Congress will last for 41 days, and the Japanese government and opposition will conduct intensive discussions on domestic and foreign issues such as Coronavirus and the Tokyo Olympics.