[Japon] Shinzo Abe accused of going awol as Japan tackles Covid surge

Auteur : Justin McCurry, Guardian’s Tokyo correspondent.

Production : The Guardian. Journal d’information britannique fondé en 1821, d’orientation centre-gauche.

Diffusion : site du journal The Guardian, édition internationale.

Date : 6 août 2020

PM acclaimed Japan’s response as a model for the world, but has been largely silent amid record case rises

After Japan appeared to have brought the coronavirus outbreak under control in late May, the prime minister, Shinzo Abe, acclaimed his country’s response as a “model” for the rest of the world. It had avoided an explosion in cases, he said, and without the compulsory lockdowns imposed in Europe and the US.

Source : Justin McCurry, « Shinzo Abe accused of going awol as Japan tackles Covid surge », The Guardian, 06/08/2020. URL : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/06/shinzo-abe-accused-of-going-awol-as-japan-tackles-covid-surge?CMP=share_btn_tw (consulté le 08/08/2020)

Photo « à la une » : Abe, second right, at a ceremony on Thursday marking 75 years since the Hiroshima bombing. His personal approval rating has plummeted to a record low of 35%. Photograph: Jinhee Lee/SOPA Images/Rex/Shutterstock

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