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Japan Eases Foreign Tourism Ban, Allows Guided Package Tours
June 10, 2022

Japan Eases Foreign Tourism Ban, Allows Guided Package Tours

By Mari Yamaguchi
The Japan Tourism Agency says tours are being accepted from 98 countries and regions.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Provided Fertile Ground for Corruption
June 08, 2022

The COVID-19 Pandemic Provided Fertile Ground for Corruption

By Catherine Putz
From Kyrgyzstan and Vietnam to Japan, the pandemic provided fertile ground for corruption from the top of health ministries to average citizens scamming the system.
What’s Behind Japan’s Continued COVID-19 Border Restrictions?
May 02, 2022

What’s Behind Japan’s Continued COVID-19 Border Restrictions?

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan remains closed to international tourists and has not yet made plans to reopen despite a global trend to lift pandemic entry restrictions.

Japan Eases COVID-19 Border Restrictions
March 15, 2022

Japan Eases COVID-19 Border Restrictions

By Thisanka Siripala
The limited reopening of borders is a welcomed relief, but the damage to Japan’s reputation could take years to repair.

Japan Relaxes COVID-19 Border Controls, But Only Slightly
March 01, 2022

Japan Relaxes COVID-19 Border Controls, But Only Slightly

By Mari Yamaguchi
The cautious easing of restrictions stirred both hope and worry for the roughly half-a-million foreigners locked out of Japan since early 2020.

Japan in Turmoil Over Omicron
January 27, 2022

Japan in Turmoil Over Omicron

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan has put two-thirds of the country under quasi-emergency measures as it struggles to curb the latest explosion of COVID-19 infections. 

Japan’s COVID-19 Surge Spreads at Alarming Speed
January 11, 2022

Japan’s COVID-19 Surge Spreads at Alarming Speed

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan is showing signs of a “sixth wave” of coronavirus infections as the highly contagious Omicron variant tears through the community. 
Japan Braces For Sixth Wave Driven By Omicron 
December 30, 2021

Japan Braces For Sixth Wave Driven By Omicron 

By Thisanka Siripala
The spread of the new Omicron variant is on the rise and authorities are bracing for a worst case scenario.

The Gates-Kishida Talks and Japan’s New ‘Global Health Strategy’
December 28, 2021

The Gates-Kishida Talks and Japan’s New ‘Global Health Strategy’

By Daisuke Akimoto
The Gates Foundation has consistently collaborated with Japanese business leaders for the betterment of global health.

Japan OKs Record $317 Billion Extra Budget for COVID, Economy
December 21, 2021

Japan OKs Record $317 Billion Extra Budget for COVID, Economy

By Mari Yamaguchi
The budget largely is to fund COVID-19 measures, including booster shot vaccines and cash payouts.

Japan Prepares for Winter Wave of Infections
November 16, 2021

Japan Prepares for Winter Wave of Infections

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan's deadly summer peak, which brought the health care system to a standstill, has prompted a new coronavirus policy ahead of winter.  
COVID-19 Made Life Even Worse for Japan’s Foreign Trainees
October 15, 2021

COVID-19 Made Life Even Worse for Japan’s Foreign Trainees

By Moeka Iida
The situation of technical interns in Japan was already hard. For many, the situation has now become desperate.

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