Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's latest insistence that the postponed Games are on track comes after The Times cited an unnamed government source saying Japan has already shifted its focus to 2032.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga reiterated his request for restaurants to shorten business hours and for people to work from home.
Public broadcaster NHK cited that the Dai-ichi Life Research Institute is predicting a loss of 75,000 jobs over six months after the potential declaration.
Officials have promised to announce concrete plans early in the new year about how to get 15,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes into Japan.
Suga had been reluctant to declare another state of emergency as the economy would face a severe blow.
The "green growth strategy" urges utilities to bolster renewables and hydrogen while calling for auto industries to go carbon-free by the mid-2030s.
The earlier goal was set by Suga's predecessor, Shinzo Abe, under his “womenomics" policy designed to promote more women in the workforce to make up for Japan's fast-aging population.
Japan, which is a signatory to the Paris climate change agreement, was the sixth-biggest contributor to global greenhouse emissions in 2017.
Despite security concerns raised by Washington and others, the stockpile is hardly decreasing due to difficulties in achieving a full nuclear fuel recycling program and slow restarts of reactors
Japan also hopes to deepen and strengthen its defense ties with Indonesia and promote a defense equipment and technology transfer agreement.
Indo-Pacific region is largely viewed as an area comprising the Indian Ocean and the western and central Pacific Ocean, including the South China Sea.
The choice to visit Southeast Asia underscores Japan’s efforts to counter Chinese influence and build stronger economic and defense ties in the region, much in line with Abe’s vision
Suga said he is confident he and Putin can develop a positive relationship in which they can frankly exchange views.
Suga was elected as Japan's new prime minister last Wednesday, replacing Shinzo Abe, who forged close personal ties and regularly held meetings and phone calls with Trump.
While Suga won the backing of fellow ruling party lawmakers with a pledge to carry on Abe’s policies and work on Abe's unfinished goals, he is also pushing for some policy changes of his own.