Tag - state-of-emergency

 
 

STATE OF EMERGENCY

Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 8, 2022
Over 35% in Japan feel lonely amid pandemic, with young people hit harder
In a question allowing multiple answers, many said their loneliness was caused by living alone or the death of a family member.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 22, 2022
Japan fully lifts COVID quasi-emergency measures in all 18 prefectures
The move marks the first time since Jan. 8 that the country has no emergency measures in place.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 15, 2022
Japan eyes lifting COVID-19 quasi-emergency next week as infections fall
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government plans to make a final decision Wednesday on the possible lifting ahead of the emergency's expiration on March 21, sources said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 28, 2022
Japan looks to extend quasi-emergencies in Tokyo and nine other prefectures
Areas where a high proportion of beds for COVID-19 patients are occupied could see the measure extended by about two weeks.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 7, 2022
Kishida pushes for a million daily COVID shots in bid to speed up booster rollout
With daily infections hitting record highs in many parts of the nation, the government is also set to decide early this week on whether to extend a quasi-state of emergency.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Feb 4, 2022
As COVID cases surge in Japan, is a state of emergency the way to go?
Record nationwide cases have moved the question to the top of the agenda, but some prefectures and experts are skeptical about what such a move really achieves.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 4, 2022
Tokyo changes COVID-19 emergency-request threshold to focus on severe patients
Tokyo had previously set a 50% occupancy rate of hospital beds designated for virus patients as the threshold for requesting a state of emergency.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 25, 2022
Japan moves to focus resources on severe COVID-19 patients
Young, low-risk patients will no longer need a doctor's diagnosis to confirm an infection as fears grow over the strain the omicron variant is putting on Japan's health care system.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 21, 2022
Japan faces putting majority of 47 prefectures under COVID-19 quasi-emergency
As the rapid spread of infections raises concern about the strain on the medical system, a quasi-state of emergency was put in place Friday in 13 prefectures for three weeks.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 18, 2022
Japan plans to issue quasi-emergency status for 13 omicron-hit prefectures
With quasi-emergency measures already in place in Yamaguchi, Okinawa and Hiroshima prefectures, the expansion would bring the total to 16 out of 47 prefectures.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 9, 2022
Japan's COVID-19 quasi-emergency takes effect in three areas as cases spike
The new measures come in response to a surge in COVID-19 infections that local governors say are linked to the spread of the omicron variant at U.S. military bases.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 29, 2021
'Just want to go home': Chinese city of Xian in COVID-19 lockdown for seventh day
While the outbreak is small compared to many other places, officials have imposed tough curbs on travel within and leaving the city, in line with Beijing's 'COVID-zero' strategy.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 20, 2021
Europe braces for more COVID-19 restrictions in time for holidays
The continent faces a critical week as it considers additional restrictions to curb the spread of the omicron variant.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 20, 2021
U.K. weighing lockdown amid omicron wave and political turmoil
Scientific advisers have warned lawmakers that more action is needed because the surge is threatening to overwhelm the country's health system.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 1, 2021
Japan recession lasted for 19 months through May 2020, government panel says
In the April to June period of 2020, the Japanese economy contracted an annualized nearly 30% from the previous quarter, the sharpest such shrinkage on record.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 19, 2021
Japan to ease antivirus restrictions on events and eateries
Full attendance at venues will be allowed under certain conditions, including putting a system in place to check whether visitors have been vaccinated or have tested negative for COVID-19.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 8, 2021
Japan to revise COVID-19 assessment criteria as inoculations progress
The system will incorporate a projection of hospital bed availability and try to forecast earlier whether there may be a serious strain on the country's medical system.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 5, 2021
Japan's household spending down 1.9% in September
Consumption, which fell for the second straight month, was affected by sluggish car sales and a prolonged state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 29, 2021
Japan consumer confidence logs 29-month high as virus emergency tapers off
Japan's consumer confidence in October rose to its highest level in almost two and a half years.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 29, 2021
ANA to cut workforce by 9,000 as airline projects second year in red
The company said Friday it expects a net loss of u00a5100 billion for the year through March, rather than an earlier projected net profit of u00a53.5 billion.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on