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Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Sep 6, 2021
Nighttime emergency rooms busier as more COVID-19 patients recuperate at home
Overnight emergency medical services are intended as a last resort, but doctors fear the facilities will soon be too full to offer care.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Aug 6, 2021
Japan changed its COVID-19 hospitalization policy: Here's what you need to know
Ambiguous statements by Suga created confusion around the policy shift, with the prime minister forced to clarify the situation following a backlash.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 6, 2021
Hong Kong faces setback as fearful older residents refuse vaccines
Older people are still staying away in part due to advice from ultracautious doctors to defer vaccination if they have chronic conditions not yet under control.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 5, 2021
Tokyo to prioritize severe patients following Suga’s contentious policy shift
“The purpose of these revisions is to better utilize the limited resources we have to contain this outbreak,” Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike says.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 30, 2021
Doctors and nurses targeted in brutal Myanmar crackdown, U.N. warns
There are hundreds of outstanding arrest warrants for health care workers who have been targeted for brutal treatment by the regime.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 12, 2021
Talk of 'vaccination harassment' puts Japan Inc. in a tough spot
The term has come into the spotlight in Japan ever since reports emerged of workers complaining of peer pressure and instructions from their bosses to receive a shot.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 29, 2021
In Japan, anti-vaccine movement threatens to make widespread hesitancy worse
“Zero-risk worship” in Japan has made experts concerned about the impact that a fringe community of outspoken vaccine opponents could have on the public.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 25, 2021
Benefits of vaccine rollout begin to show in Tokyo infection data
The coronavirus infection rate is plunging for front-line workers and older people — the demographics inoculated first.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 12, 2021
Hurdles remain for getting former nurses involved in Japan's vaccine rollout
A dearth of doctors and nurses to administer shots is one of the factors behind Japan's slow inoculation rollout.
Japan Times
JAPAN / View from Osaka
Jun 4, 2021
Tokyo Games pose risk for Kansai's already strained medical system
In the Kansai region, people are anxious that those involved with the Tokyo Games may catch the virus and bring it back west.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jun 2, 2021
Japan’s much-maligned vaccine campaign quietly gathers speed
The seven-day average of doses given has quadrupled in just two weeks, with about a quarter of the nearly 14 million shots given coming in the past week alone.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 31, 2021
There may not be enough doctors in Japan to support the Olympics
Organizers had initially planned to have about 10,000 doctors, nurses and medical staff on standby for the games but have had to cut that number down to about 7,000.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 27, 2021
Japan doctors union warns games could lead to 'Tokyo Olympic' virus strain
IOC member John Coates has said the Olympics could be held even under a COVID-19 state of emergency, an opinion the union's leader said was infuriating.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 26, 2021
Burnout and depression spiral among India’s traumatized doctors
Doctors describe a nightmare scenario: continued high-risk exposure to the virus, a never-ending flow of patients and deaths, and long hours in sweat-drenched PPE.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 25, 2021
Japan weighs mobilizing SDF doctors and nurses for Tokyo Olympics
Officials have said that as many as 230 doctors and 310 nurses will be needed per day during the games.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 24, 2021
No one's safe anymore: Osaka crumples under COVID-19 onslaught
Drugs, ventilators and beds are running out as doctors warn of a 'system collapse' and urge an end to the Olympics.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 19, 2021
Most Japanese medical workers still not fully vaccinated as Olympics loom
Cabinet figures released this week showed that three months into the nation's COVID-19 vaccination push, less than 40% of all medical workers in the country were fully inoculated.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 18, 2021
395 apply for 200 Tokyo Games sports doctor slots
The committee plans to have all applicants become medical service providers at venues of the Summer Games.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 12, 2021
Tokyo Games get nearly 280 applicants for 200 open sports doctors slots
The news is a welcome boost for organizers, although a sense of distrust remains among local medical personnel and the public as Japan continues to face a resurgence of COVID-19 cases.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 3, 2021
Japan to set up mass vaccination site at Osaka convention center
The government is considering using the site to inoculate not just residents of Osaka Prefecture, but also residents of neighboring Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures.

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