February 3rd. On the evening of the 2nd, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga used a teleprompter for the first time at a press conference to display sentences on a transparent board, and there is no need to lower your head when reading the manuscript.
Japanese media claimed that he had a negative attitude towards teleprompter at the beginning of his tenure, but recently, due to his “lack of emotion” in reading manuscripts in parliamentary replies, speeches and other occasions, and there were many verbal errors, he was criticized for “unable to convey information to the people”. “, so I also started using teleprompter.
According to a report from Kyodo News on the 3rd, Suga Yoshihide said at a press conference that people around him made suggestions that “(the teleprompter) helps to convey information to the people effectively and fulfill their responsibilities.” He also said that although he sometimes looks down at the draft, he feels good about the teleprompter and “will find opportunities to use it more” in the future.
According to a person close to Yoshihide Suga, Yoshihide Suga listened to the suggestion that “you need to practice before you use it”.
He closed the venue before the press conference on the evening of the 1st and conducted a teleprompter rehearsal secretly. And former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe often used teleprompter.
According to previous reports, on January 13, Yoshihide Suga announced at the government’s COVID-19 response meeting that 7 areas including Osaka Prefecture would enter a state of emergency, but read “Fukuoka Prefecture” as “Shizuoka Prefecture” and did not correct it on the spot. . This is not the first time Yoshihide Suga has made a slip of the tongue on a formal occasion.
He said at the New Year’s press conference on January 4 this year that the next time the House of Representatives is dissolved will be “sometime in autumn”, but after the meeting, the Prime Minister’s residence Amend his statement to read “sometime before autumn”.