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Marc Santora
For Marc Santora's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 25, 2022
Omicron offers hope pandemic could stabilize, WHO official says
While the rapid spread of the omicron variant offers hope for 'stabilization and normalization,” it comes with a heavy dose of caution, as many obstacles to taming the pandemic remain.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 19, 2021
Gaza war deepens a long-running humanitarian crisis
The level of destruction and loss of life in Gaza has underlined the humanitarian challenge in the enclave, already suffering under the weight of an indefinite blockade.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 13, 2021
With hospitals nearly overwhelmed, U.K. faces harder days ahead
All pubs, restaurants and retail stores are already closed, school reopenings have been delayed, and public gatherings are forbidden.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 18, 2020
Virus spikes collide with fatigue and apathy in troubling trend
Despite the exhaustion, a dangerous, uncontrolled surge of infections has arrived, and in parts of the world it is the worst of the pandemic so far.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 10, 2020
As virus surges in Europe, resistance to new restrictions also grows
Still reeling from the toll of nationwide lockdowns, government officials are finding that the public might not be so compliant the second time around.

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Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan