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STATE OF EMERGENCY

Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 7, 2021
Pedestrian traffic in Tokyo up even as virus emergency continues
As of 3 p.m. Saturday, pedestrian traffic was up 6.8 percentage points from the week before at Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, the largest margin of increase in the capital and the three prefectures.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 6, 2021
Tokyo business owners recognize need for virus emergency extension but aid still a concern
'The situation is hopeless,' said a 42-year-old manager of a franchised pub in Tokyo's bustling Shibuya Ward.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Mar 5, 2021
Suga announces two-week extension to state of emergency in Tokyo area
The move is understood to be aimed at easing burdens on hospitals — and wrestling back prominence as a leader, in the public eye, from Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 5, 2021
Government recommends extending virus emergency for Tokyo region
The government recommended extending by two weeks its virus state of emergency for the Tokyo region set to expire Sunday, trying to maintain a declining trend in infections as it looks to host the Olympics in about four months.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Regional voices: Chubu
Mar 5, 2021
Shops and restaurants at transport hubs struggle to survive as customers vanish
“Our customers used to be business travelers to Nagoya, but they aren't coming any more,” said the operator of an underground mall at the city's shinkansen station.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 4, 2021
With emergency extension for Tokyo area likely, Japan expands border control measures
Arrivals from 13 more countries and regions will now be required to self-isolate for their first three days in Japan at facilities designated by the government.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 4, 2021
Tokyo emergency extension worth the extra financial hit, economists say
Experts say that suppressing activity for a little longer won't add too much extra damage to an economy that is already showing some signs of recovery even under existing restrictions.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Mar 2, 2021
Tokyo area nears end of emergency, but virus data has gaps
An unknown number of cases may have gone unreported due to strained resources, bureaucratic missteps and temporary policy changes.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 27, 2021
Japan governors urge Suga administration to deliver vaccine rollout blueprint
The governors will ask that the government swiftly deliver on its plans, including disclosing a timeline of when people can expect to get their shots.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 26, 2021
Japan to lift state of emergency over COVID-19 in six prefectures from Monday
With the decision to cancel the declaration in Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto, Aichi, Gifu and Fukuoka starting March 1, the focus in those areas will shift to suppressing any resurgence of the virus.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 26, 2021
Japan’s factory output shows resilience despite emergency
Industrial output rose 4.2% in January from the previous month, with production of memory chips and semiconductor equipment climbing, the trade ministry reported Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 26, 2021
Japan's troubled Go To Travel campaign may partially resume after emergency
The tourism minister said Thursday that the incentive program might resume in only parts of the country, and would depend on the local virus situation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 25, 2021
Japan's January department store sales fall 29% on virus emergency
Supermarket sales rose 1.2% from the previous year with people stocking up on food and other items as they refrained from going out amid the virus pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 24, 2021
Fukuoka Prefecture to ask government to end state of emergency early
Aichi, Gifu, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo and Fukuoka could be removed from the list this weekend as infections have declined and hospitals have become less strained.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 20, 2021
Japan downgrades key economic assessment for first time in 10 months
The economy is showing 'weakness in some components' as consumption is slowing under the ongoing state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 17, 2021
Shimane governor threatens to cancel participation in Olympic torch relay
The remarks could create a political domino effect among other local governors worried about their own ability to respond to increased infections if the Tokyo Games go forward.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 12, 2021
Japan keeps COVID-19 emergency in place as hospital occupancy remains high
A health ministry advisory board warned that while new cases were declining in most areas, clusters at hospitals and care facilities could propel death tolls to high levels.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 10, 2021
Japan likely to maintain virus emergency in 10 prefectures for now
The government was looking to downgrade the emergency in three prefectures this week, but it's politically safer for Suga to keep the measures in place for the time being.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 8, 2021
As emergency eases, Diet focus turns to next stage of virus fight
The central government is reportedly seeking to convene a virus task force meeting Friday, at which Suga may lift the state of emergency in some regions.
Japan Times
SPORTS
Feb 8, 2021
NPB and J. League to push for shorter quarantines for athletes
Both leagues hope to hasten the integration of dozens of players and coaches who are waiting to enter the country and join their teams ahead of their respective seasons.

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