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IOC President Says Tokyo Olympic ‘Participants’ Will Be Encouraged to Get Vaccine
November 17, 2020

IOC President Says Tokyo Olympic ‘Participants’ Will Be Encouraged to Get Vaccine

By Associated Press
Thomas Bach made the comment as he tours Japan, seeking to persuade a skeptical Japanese public that it’s safe to hold the Olympics during a pandemic.

COVID-19 and Japan’s Mysterious ‘Night City’ District 
September 02, 2020

COVID-19 and Japan’s Mysterious ‘Night City’ District 

By Yusaku Yoshikawa
A new buzzword to describe red-light districts has been cropping up in official comments designed to give the impression that the pandemic is contained to certain areas.
How Japan’s Universal Health Care System Led to COVID-19 Success
August 28, 2020

How Japan’s Universal Health Care System Led to COVID-19 Success

By Haruka Sakamoto, Yosuke Kita, and Satoshi Ezoe
The biggest key to Japan's coronavirus success? Its all-access, no-gatekeeping health care system.

Japan to Relax Re-entry Restrictions on Foreign Residents Starting in September
August 26, 2020

Japan to Relax Re-entry Restrictions on Foreign Residents Starting in September

By Thisanka Siripala
Expats stranded in limbo overseas have hope on the way with borders poised to reopen to all foreign residents, albeit at a staggered pace.

Will COVID-19 Further Drag Down Japan’s Dismal Birth Rate?
August 17, 2020

Will COVID-19 Further Drag Down Japan’s Dismal Birth Rate?

By Thisanka Siripala
The coronavirus economic fallout adds new challenges to tackling Japan’s worrying fertility projections.

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. 

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.
After the Virus: Japan’s Painful Economic Recovery
July 01, 2020

After the Virus: Japan’s Painful Economic Recovery

By Anthony Fensom
Anticipation of an economic windfall in 2020 has fallen flat, but there’s still hope for the post-COVID future.

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.

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’s Campaign to Revive Virus-Hit Tourism Sector Postponed Amid Cost Controversy
June 16, 2020

Japan’s Campaign to Revive Virus-Hit Tourism Sector Postponed Amid Cost Controversy

By Thisanka Siripala
A newly devised tourism recovery campaign gets bogged down in a debate over transparency and inflated costs.

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