“[Abe] will not attend the ceremony on September 3,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told journalists at the Monday news conference.
“[There are no plans for Abe] to visit China immediately before or after that date, either,” he added, as cited by the Asahi Shimbun daily. “The decision was made based on the circumstances of [Japan’s two-chamber parliament] the Diet and other considerations.”
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