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Japan’s Struggle for a Home-Grown COVID-19 Vaccine
February 24, 2021

Japan’s Struggle for a Home-Grown COVID-19 Vaccine

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan's lagging vaccine roll-out draws attention to the barriers in commercializing domestic vaccine production.

Lack of Transparency Complicates Japan’s Handling of COVID-19
February 06, 2021

Lack of Transparency Complicates Japan’s Handling of COVID-19

By Xiaochen Su
Best practices for containing COVID-19 include widespread testing, aggressive contact tracing, and open public communication. The Japanese government does none of these.
Japan’s Olympic Dreams Remain Hostage to COVID-19 Uncertainty
January 14, 2021

Japan’s Olympic Dreams Remain Hostage to COVID-19 Uncertainty

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s hopes for the postponed Tokyo Olympics are shrouded in doubt as the coronavirus outbreak in the country heads for a worst case scenario.

Japan Faces Its Worst COVID-19 Outbreak Yet
January 02, 2021

Japan Faces Its Worst COVID-19 Outbreak Yet

By Thisanka Siripala
Record breaking infections in Tokyo have sparked a sense of impending crisis in the capital’s battle against the coronavirus.

Japanese Companies Fall Victim To Unprecedented Wave of Cyber Attacks 
December 23, 2020

Japanese Companies Fall Victim To Unprecedented Wave of Cyber Attacks 

By Thisanka Siripala
The growing invasion of cyberspace from hackers has left Japanese companies scrambling to strengthen cyber security efforts.

Why Did Japan Suspend the ‘Go To Travel’ Campaign?
December 22, 2020

Why Did Japan Suspend the ‘Go To Travel’ Campaign?

By Rupakjyoti Borah
After announcing its extension, Tokyo decided to suspend the “Go To Travel” campaign.

Masks Key to Keeping Japan’s COVID-19 Caseload Low
December 16, 2020

Masks Key to Keeping Japan’s COVID-19 Caseload Low

By Associated Press
Mask wearing and voluntary compliance with social distancing helped Japan avoid a full lockdown. But with cases climbing again, will Tokyo’s approach hold?
Tokyo Games Relay Opens in 100 Days With 10,000 Torchbearers
December 16, 2020

Tokyo Games Relay Opens in 100 Days With 10,000 Torchbearers

By Associated Press
Even after a year-long delay, there are questions about the safety of the massive relay effort – not to mention the Olympic Games themselves.

Japan’s COVID-19 Spike Raises Alarm for Elderly and At-Risk Groups 
December 05, 2020

Japan’s COVID-19 Spike Raises Alarm for Elderly and At-Risk Groups 

By Thisanka Siripala
The controversial “Go To” domestic tourism subsidy has come under the microscope for possibly facilitating the nation’s explosion of coronavirus cases.

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.

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