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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.

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 Extends, Expands Coronavirus Emergency as Cases Surge Post-Olympics
August 17, 2021

Japan Extends, Expands Coronavirus Emergency as Cases Surge Post-Olympics

By Yuri Kageyama
“The surge in infections is reaching alarming record highs,” Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide said in announcing the decision.

Japan Was Right to Hold the Tokyo Olympics
August 05, 2021

Japan Was Right to Hold the Tokyo Olympics

By John Lee
The Games are a brave testament to the possibility of living with COVID-19, while keeping the worst effects at bay.

Tokyo Sets Another COVID Record Days After Olympics Begin
July 29, 2021

Tokyo Sets Another COVID Record Days After Olympics Begin

By Mari Yamaguchi
Even as the Games continue, health experts urged Japanese to adopt a “sense of crisis” toward the current outbreak.

Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony: The Attendees and the No-Shows
July 23, 2021

Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony: The Attendees and the No-Shows

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s spectatorless Opening Ceremony welcomes world leaders and sponsors amid a COVID-19 state of emergency.
Noriko Hama on the Tokyo Olympics and Japan’s Economy
July 21, 2021

Noriko Hama on the Tokyo Olympics and Japan’s Economy

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Olympics will end up being a "net negative" for Japan, Hama predicts.

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