Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leaves after a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on April 17, 2020. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Coronavirus: Japan to give each resident US$930 as pandemic batters economy

  • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the stimulus payments will be made ‘quickly’, as the crisis decimates the world’s third-largest economy
  • Abe also backed the World Health Organisation in the coronavirus fight, in contrast with US President Donald Trump who has vowed to cut funding to the agency
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leaves after a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on April 17, 2020. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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