In the era of social media, the agency's stiff and out-of-date approach to media strategy may have poured gasoline on a fire.
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Princess Mako is suffering from PTSD due to the extensive media coverage of the couple, an aide to the family said.
Japan will for the first time recognize its own vaccine passports as well as those of about 50 countries and regions.
The wedding between the princess and Kei Komuro was originally scheduled to take place in November 2018. But things did not go as planned.
The self-isolation period will be reduced to 10 days and can be observed at home, although a positive test on the 10th day would extend the quarantine.
With the strain of the virus running rampant in parts of the world, and having an effect on Japan, researchers are keen to find ways to deal with it.
The government is making a renewed push to allay concerns over the vaccines' safety, but they face an uphill battle against the disinformation rife on social media.
People seeking to enter Japan from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka will no longer be covered by a near-total entry ban starting Monday.
The move, expected to take effect as early as the end of September, follows calls by Japan's top business lobby to ease entry restrictions.
Keidanren has presented to Suga proposals on relaxed quarantines, opening the border to vaccinated individuals and the domestic use of vaccine passports.