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Japan’s Nightlife Begins to Fizzle Amid Coronavirus Economic Fallout 
April 03, 2020

Japan’s Nightlife Begins to Fizzle Amid Coronavirus Economic Fallout 

By Thisanka Siripala
As stay-at-home advisories gain traction and customer numbers dwindle, music venues, bars, and clubs say they face bankruptcy without subsidies.

The Shape of a Japan-UK Free Trade Agreement
April 02, 2020

The Shape of a Japan-UK Free Trade Agreement

By Michito Tsuruoka
Limiting damages or designing a bold future?
Carlos Ghosn and Japan’s ‘99% Conviction Rate’
March 31, 2020

Carlos Ghosn and Japan’s ‘99% Conviction Rate’

By Bruce Aronson
Examining Japan’s criminal justice system from a comparative perspective reveals the nuance behind an often-cited statistic.

What is the Future of Japan’s Nuclear Diplomacy?
March 31, 2020

What is the Future of Japan’s Nuclear Diplomacy?

By Daisuke Akimoto
It’s time for Tokyo to sign and ratify the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.

Why Japan Hesitated Before Postponing the 2020 Olympics
March 27, 2020

Why Japan Hesitated Before Postponing the 2020 Olympics

By Rupakjyoti Borah
Tokyo had to weigh its options carefully.

Can Japan Curb a Coronavirus Outbreak?
March 27, 2020

Can Japan Curb a Coronavirus Outbreak?

By Thisanka Siripala
The government's guidelines for reopening schools are met with mixed feelings as Tokyo residents prepare for a soft lockdown this weekend.

Will the 2021 Tokyo Olympics Become the Spring Games?
March 26, 2020

Will the 2021 Tokyo Olympics Become the Spring Games?

By Associated Press
The historic postponement of the 2020 Olympics gives Tokyo a new opportunity.
With Olympics Pushed Back, Tokyo Braces for Coronavirus Spread
March 25, 2020

With Olympics Pushed Back, Tokyo Braces for Coronavirus Spread

By Mina Pollmann
Japan's capital is preparing hospital beds and mulling the possibility of a lockdown.

Japan’s Limited Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
March 25, 2020

Japan’s Limited Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Hayden Marks
With limited testing and little interest in social distancing, Japan's coronavirus response is puzzling.

Tokyo Olympics Seem Sure to Happen — But Likely in 2021, Not 2020
March 23, 2020

Tokyo Olympics Seem Sure to Happen — But Likely in 2021, Not 2020

By Associated Press
The International Olympic Committee will make a decision on postponing the Tokyo Games to 2021 within four weeks.

Japan Mulling Additional Coronavirus Economic Rescue Measures
March 21, 2020

Japan Mulling Additional Coronavirus Economic Rescue Measures

By Thisanka Siripala
A third leg of incentives are being formulated to ease the economic fallout of the pandemic on Japan’s deteriorating economy.
Tokyo 2020: Avoiding Panic or Saving Face?
March 19, 2020

Tokyo 2020: Avoiding Panic or Saving Face?

By Layne Vandenberg
Are the IOC and the Japanese government hesitant to cancel the Summer Olympic Games because they want to quell public fear -- or avoid embarrassment?

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