Some on the Tokyo organizing committee believe it is important for Mori to "quietly overcome" the crisis and for officials to do all they can to "protect" him from the public fallout.
For Mari Saito's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Support for the prime minister's Cabinet has dropped from 39% last month to 33%, with disapproval rising 10 percentage points to 45%, according to a poll by the Asahi newspaper.
“Adult understanding” investigated as a potential conflict of interest for the Japanese advertising giant.
The ad giant has acquired the task of distributing a $20 billion package to help ailing businesses.
As the country emerges from a state of emergency, hospitals like one in Yokohama face the prospect of operating in the shadow of a virus with no treatment or cure.
In the midst of a global pandemic, St. Marianna University Hospital has become synonymous with the virus.
Hospitals like St. Luke's in Tokyo are saving their limited ICU capacity for an increasing number of critically ill patients and improvising makeshift gear to protect front-line staff.
The Osaka Corona Hotel has been eerily quiet and empty the past few weeks. “Our name is extremely regrettable,” Kohei Fujii, the hotel’s sales director, said with a sigh as he sat in an empty cafe in the lobby. A sign advertising discounted bottles of ...
Kazuo Ouchi drives down a single-lane road through sheets of rain until he reaches a gravel driveway leading to a weathered farmhouse. Yellowing lace curtains are drawn tight over the windows, shutting out the weak winter light. "Sorry about the dark," Ouchi says, stepping over ...
Dressed in protective plastic coveralls and white boots, Yuji Onuma stood in front of the row of derelict buildings that included his house, and sighed as he surveyed his old neighborhood. On the once-bustling main street, reddish weeds poked out of cracked pavement in front ...