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Japan’s Prime Minister to Declare State of Emergency as Early as Tuesday
April 06, 2020

Japan’s Prime Minister to Declare State of Emergency as Early as Tuesday

By Associated Press
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures, but that there will be no hard lockdowns.

What Tokyo’s Lockdown Debate Is Missing
April 06, 2020

What Tokyo’s Lockdown Debate Is Missing

By Kentaro Iwata, tr. Paul Kreitman
Whether to lockdown is not a binary question. We need to ask, under what conditions should we do it?
US Forces Japan Declares Public Health Emergency Amid Virus Fears
April 06, 2020

US Forces Japan Declares Public Health Emergency Amid Virus Fears

By Ankit Panda
U.S. Forces Japan takes precautions as COVID-19 spreads in Japan.

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.

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