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Japan Further Expands Virus Emergency Areas as Cases Surge
August 26, 2021

Japan Further Expands Virus Emergency Areas as Cases Surge

By Mari Yamaguchi
33 of Japan's 47 prefectures are now under some type of emergency measures.

Japan Set to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Program For Elderly
May 13, 2021

Japan Set to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Program For Elderly

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan will step up efforts to complete the vaccination of its elderly population by the end of July.
Japan Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency Amid Alarming Spike in COVID-19 Variants
May 09, 2021

Japan Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency Amid Alarming Spike in COVID-19 Variants

By Thisanka Siripala
Tokyo and Osaka face a prolonged, stricter state of emergency after an explosion of faster spreading COVID-19 variants.

Japan Puts Osaka, 2 Other Areas Under Virus Semi-Emergency
April 01, 2021

Japan Puts Osaka, 2 Other Areas Under Virus Semi-Emergency

By Mari Yamaguchi
Infections are rising in parts of Japan, including a worrying increase in new variants.

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 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.

Japan Ends Coronavirus State of Emergency, Aims to Gradually Reopen the Economy 
May 27, 2020

Japan Ends Coronavirus State of Emergency, Aims to Gradually Reopen the Economy 

By Thisanka Siripala
The government declares success against the coronavirus and moves to incrementally resume economic activity.
Japan Approves a Partial Cancellation of National Emergency Ahead of Expiration Date
May 15, 2020

Japan Approves a Partial Cancellation of National Emergency Ahead of Expiration Date

By Thisanka Siripala
The government shifts its coronavirus response toward cluster tracing and long-term lifestyle changes.

The Trouble With Linking COVID-19 to Japan’s Hikikomori
May 14, 2020

The Trouble With Linking COVID-19 to Japan’s Hikikomori

By Tadasu Takahashi
The mental health issue is already poorly understood; now its role in the public imagination is shifting again.

Japan Domestic Violence Fears Rise Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
April 21, 2020

Japan Domestic Violence Fears Rise Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

By Thisanka Siripala
As stay-at-home appeals start to take effect in Japan, alarms have been raised over a growing worldwide trend in domestic abuse cases.

Japan’s Leader Slammed Over ‘Stay Home’ Shutdown Tweet
April 13, 2020

Japan’s Leader Slammed Over ‘Stay Home’ Shutdown Tweet

By Associated Press
"An elegant tweet despite a national crisis," blared a headline in the Nikkan Sports tabloid. "Abe the aristocrat!!" 
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?

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