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Japan Braces for Looming ‘Second Wave’ Amid Dramatic Spike in COVID-19 Cases
August 05, 2020

Japan Braces for Looming ‘Second Wave’ Amid Dramatic Spike in COVID-19 Cases

By Thisanka Siripala
With Japan’s initial coronavirus response providing limited clarity, the need for long-term measures to prevent an outbreak is becoming more apparent. 

Japan’s Painful Choice on RCEP
August 03, 2020

Japan’s Painful Choice on RCEP

By Shin Kawashima
Tokyo faces a major conundrum with the proposed free trade agreement.
Postponed Tokyo Olympics Hit 1-Year-To-Go Mark – Again
July 24, 2020

Postponed Tokyo Olympics Hit 1-Year-To-Go Mark – Again

By Associated Press
COVID-19 reset the clock on the countdown and dampened enthusiasm for the Games.

For Kyoto Animation, Arson Victims and Their Families Always Come First
July 17, 2020

For Kyoto Animation, Arson Victims and Their Families Always Come First

By Thisanka Siripala
One year after the arson attack, the anime studio is determined to find its feet again, while coming to terms with the loss of beloved team members.

Securing Japan from Chinese ‘Predatory Economics’
July 17, 2020

Securing Japan from Chinese ‘Predatory Economics’

By Titli Basu
Managing risks and fortifying national security is critical while doing business with China. 

Japan Hammered by Record-Breaking Torrential Rains and Deadly Floods
July 13, 2020

Japan Hammered by Record-Breaking Torrential Rains and Deadly Floods

By Thisanka Siripala
Once again, Japan's rainy season is taking a deadly turn this year.

Japan Promotes ‘Clean’ Coal in the Battle Against Climate Change
July 08, 2020

Japan Promotes ‘Clean’ Coal in the Battle Against Climate Change

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s coal consumption is on the rise even as Europe plans a shift away from coal power. 
55 Dead, a Dozen Missing in Japan Floods
July 08, 2020

55 Dead, a Dozen Missing in Japan Floods

By Associated Press
Flooding in Kyushu has forced about 3 million residents to evacuate.

Tokyo’s Coronavirus Spike Points Finger at Controversial Alert System
June 29, 2020

Tokyo’s Coronavirus Spike Points Finger at Controversial Alert System

By Thisanka Siripala
As infections surge, Tokyo’s alert system and the challenges of living with COVID-19 come under the spotlight.

Japan’s Pragmatic Approach to COVID-19 Testing
June 26, 2020

Japan’s Pragmatic Approach to COVID-19 Testing

By Haruka Sakamoto
At this point it is necessary to develop a stepwise approach from the end of the state of emergency to a final exit strategy.

Japanese Island Marks 75 Years Since Battle of Okinawa
June 24, 2020

Japanese Island Marks 75 Years Since Battle of Okinawa

By Associated Press
Japanese residents of Okinawa remembered the legacy of one of World War II’s deadliest battles.
Japan’s Conservatives Are Reveling in Their COVID-19 ‘Success’
June 23, 2020

Japan’s Conservatives Are Reveling in Their COVID-19 ‘Success’

By Yusaku Yoshikawa
Japan’s right wing is claiming “victory” in the pandemic, but no one seems to understand what, exactly, averted disaster.

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