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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. 

Kishida’s New Japan in the COVID-19 Era
December 13, 2021

Kishida’s New Japan in the COVID-19 Era

By Thisanka Siripala
The shift to a post-pandemic era is at the center of Kishida’s new economic stimulus package, but the spread of Omicron threatens to derail Japan’s recovery.
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.  

Japan’s COVID-19 Vaccination Drive Success Is an Opportunity for Global Leadership
August 31, 2021

Japan’s COVID-19 Vaccination Drive Success Is an Opportunity for Global Leadership

By James Gannon and Kazuyo Kato
Tokyo is battling a surge in COVID-19 cases, but its initially slow vaccination campaign has surged ahead too. 

Japan to Limit Hospital Care as COVID-19 Cases Hit New High
August 04, 2021

Japan to Limit Hospital Care as COVID-19 Cases Hit New High

By Mari Yamaguchi
The home isolation policy is meant to ensure that hospital care is available for seriously ill patients.

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.

The Political Implications of Japan’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
July 01, 2021

The Political Implications of Japan’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

By Naoko Aoki
The success of Japan’s vaccination campaign could determine whether Prime Minister Suga stays in office beyond this fall.
Japan Steps Up Its ‘Vaccine Diplomacy’ in Southeast Asia
June 17, 2021

Japan Steps Up Its ‘Vaccine Diplomacy’ in Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
A donation of 1 million jabs to Vietnam could be followed by shipments to Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand.

Japanese Corporations Get VIP COVID-19 Vaccine Treatment Ahead of Immunity Passports
June 16, 2021

Japanese Corporations Get VIP COVID-19 Vaccine Treatment Ahead of Immunity Passports

By Thisanka Siripala
Despite a lagging vaccination rollout, Japan has set its sights on issuing vaccine passports and ensuring corporations get priority jabs.

Japan’s COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Is Quietly Picking Up Steam
June 11, 2021

Japan’s COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Is Quietly Picking Up Steam

By Thisanka Siripala
Vaccinations for the elderly are in full swing, but the current pace means Japan won’t see a return to normal life until the end of the year.

Taiwan Receives Vaccine Donation From Japan as Outbreak Continues
June 05, 2021

Taiwan Receives Vaccine Donation From Japan as Outbreak Continues

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan’s rush to vaccinate its population has led to political bickering over the potential use of domestically produced COVID-19 inoculations.
Japan’s Pre-Olympics Vaccine Push Looks To Be Too Late
June 05, 2021

Japan’s Pre-Olympics Vaccine Push Looks To Be Too Late

By Mari Yamaguchi
Even optimistic estimates suggest at least 70 percent of Japan’s population will remain unvaccinated as of the Olympics’ opening day.

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