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WHO Staff Complaint, Email Allege Racism and Abuse in Asia-Pacific Office
January 28, 2022

WHO Staff Complaint, Email Allege Racism and Abuse in Asia-Pacific Office

By Maria Cheng
Dr. Kasai Takeshi, head of the WHO’s Western Pacific region, has been accused of racist behavior as well as improperly sharing information with his home country, Japan.

Japan in Turmoil Over Omicron
January 27, 2022

Japan in Turmoil Over Omicron

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan has put two-thirds of the country under quasi-emergency measures as it struggles to curb the latest explosion of COVID-19 infections. 
Official: Japan Hopes to Lead Asian Zero-emissions Push
January 19, 2022

Official: Japan Hopes to Lead Asian Zero-emissions Push

By Mari Yamaguchi
Environmental groups and critics are urging Japan to focus more on promoting renewable energy.

Japan’s North Korea Missile Woes
January 16, 2022

Japan’s North Korea Missile Woes

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan is on high alert after a frenzied series of North Korean ballistic missile tests.

In Memory of ‘Kaifu Diplomacy’ During the Gulf War Turmoil
January 14, 2022

In Memory of ‘Kaifu Diplomacy’ During the Gulf War Turmoil

By Daisuke Akimoto
The late Kaifu Toshiki is regarded as a symbol of Japan’s changing diplomacy in the post-Cold War period.

Japan’s COVID-19 Surge Spreads at Alarming Speed
January 11, 2022

Japan’s COVID-19 Surge Spreads at Alarming Speed

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan is showing signs of a “sixth wave” of coronavirus infections as the highly contagious Omicron variant tears through the community. 

Japan’s Self-Destructive Immigration Policy
January 04, 2022

Japan’s Self-Destructive Immigration Policy

By Markus Bell
Criminalizing asylum seekers and stigmatizing immigration is only worsening Japan’s demographic crisis.
Japan Braces For Sixth Wave Driven By Omicron 
December 30, 2021

Japan Braces For Sixth Wave Driven By Omicron 

By Thisanka Siripala
The spread of the new Omicron variant is on the rise and authorities are bracing for a worst case scenario.

The Gates-Kishida Talks and Japan’s New ‘Global Health Strategy’
December 28, 2021

The Gates-Kishida Talks and Japan’s New ‘Global Health Strategy’

By Daisuke Akimoto
The Gates Foundation has consistently collaborated with Japanese business leaders for the betterment of global health.

Japan OKs Record $317 Billion Extra Budget for COVID, Economy
December 21, 2021

Japan OKs Record $317 Billion Extra Budget for COVID, Economy

By Mari Yamaguchi
The budget largely is to fund COVID-19 measures, including booster shot vaccines and cash payouts.

What to Expect From Japan’s ‘Economic Security’ Legislation
December 16, 2021

What to Expect From Japan’s ‘Economic Security’ Legislation

By Daisuke Akimoto
The Kishida administration has emphasized economic security, but what does it mean?
Kishida’s New Japan in the COVID-19 Era
December 13, 2021

Kishida’s New Japan in the COVID-19 Era

By Thisanka Siripala
The shift to a post-pandemic era is at the center of Kishida’s new economic stimulus package, but the spread of Omicron threatens to derail Japan’s recovery.

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