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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?

Japan’s Emerging ‘Multi-Domain Defense Force’
March 18, 2020

Japan’s Emerging ‘Multi-Domain Defense Force’

By Daisuke Akimoto
Japan’s new defense budget foresees cross-domain operations in space, cyberspace, and electromagnetic domains.
The V4+Japan Framework: A New Mode of Cooperation or a Doomed Project?
March 13, 2020

The V4+Japan Framework: A New Mode of Cooperation or a Doomed Project?

By Michal Kolmas
Japan’s relationship with the V4 -- Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia -- has roots but hasn’t grown much.

Japan’s 3/11 Recovery Stalled by Fukushima Decommissioning Delays
March 13, 2020

Japan’s 3/11 Recovery Stalled by Fukushima Decommissioning Delays

By Thisanka Siripala
Delays in dismantling the disaster-stricken nuclear power complex cast doubt on whether recovery goals will move forward according to schedule.

Japan Takes Additional Measures to Fight Coronavirus Outbreak
March 13, 2020

Japan Takes Additional Measures to Fight Coronavirus Outbreak

By Mina Pollmann
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared the spread of the coronavirus as a “state of historic emergency.”

Japan Marks Tsunami Anniversary Without Government Memorial Amid Coronavirus
March 12, 2020

Japan Marks Tsunami Anniversary Without Government Memorial Amid Coronavirus

By Associated Press
Some residents along the Japanese northern coast stood on roadsides overlooking the sea, offering silent prayers for their loved ones lost in a massive earthquake and tsunami nine years ago Wednesday.
Abe Can’t Afford to Mishandle Japan’s COVID-19 Response
March 11, 2020

Abe Can’t Afford to Mishandle Japan’s COVID-19 Response

By Titli Basu
The prime minister’s political legacy is at stake amid the coronavirus epidemic.

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