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Japan debates state of emergency while Tokyo cries for action

Suga's government prefers legal revisions to punish noncompliant businesses

Having seen a rapid increase in coronavirus infections, Tokyo has called on the government to declare a state of emergency.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Japanese leaders on Sunday debated declaring a state of emergency while also exploring less drastic options such as punishing noncompliant businesses, frustrating a capital city seeking swift, blanket action as coronavirus cases rise.

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