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Japan economy minister defends his job after lockdown criticism

Japan's economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, tasked with leading the government's pandemic response, defended his job today after criticism of his handling of lockdown measures on bars and restaurants.

Nishimura (above) caused an uproar last week after suggesting that banks put pressure on restaurants and bars which defy the government's lockdown measures and that beverage makers stop doing trade with them...

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