Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s government on Tuesday survived a vote of no confidence, nine months after taking office.
The motion was defeated in the lower house of parliament where Suga’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its coalition partners hold a majority.
Four opposition parties called the vote after the LDP refused to extend the legislative session by three months through the Olympic Games season as a precaution. The parliamentary session ends on Wednesday.
The opposition argued that lawmakers needed more time to debate extra incentives for the virus-hit economy and be ready for a new emergency declaration if daily cases rise during the Olympics.