The LDP has begun debating ways to make Tokyo more attractive to international firms, but issues of taxation and the language barrier stand in the way.
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The nation’s usual approach leaves little room for social distancing, with each person allotted space for one straw tatami mat — about 1.6 square meters.
The nation still needs to prevent a second wave, and that will involve testing and urging people to avoid risky situations.
Japan’s coronavirus emergency was coming to an end, but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s political troubles may be just beginning.
Japanese regulators are usually known for taking a year to approve new drugs, but authorized remdesivir just three days after receiving the application.
The Education Ministry earlier this month urged schools to battle such prejudice, saying it could weaken the health care system.
In the fantasy world conjured up by Japan’s hostess clubs, the coronavirus pandemic has delivered an unwelcome dose of reality.
The closure of businesses under the capital's own emergency virus measures represents a partial victory after the central government sought to put off such a move.
The comments come after a poll showed almost two-thirds of Japanese voters thought the Olympics should be postponed due to the pandemic.
Two months after the nation’s first coronavirus confirmation, the prime minister is finally setting up a legal framework to let him declare a state of emergency if the outbreak worsens.