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Abe extends state of emergency to May 31

Japan's prime minister says decree may end sooner after reassessment on May 14

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces that his government has officially extended the country's state of emergency. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday officially announced that the country will extend its state of emergency through May 31.

The decree was initially set to expire on Wednesday.

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