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STATE OF EMERGENCY

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 5, 2021
Japan's 2020 average monthly household spending down record 5.3%
Declines in outlays for culture and recreation contributed most to the overall drop, while spending on transportation and communication fell as consumers avoided direct contact.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Feb 4, 2021
Japan's new virus law: Fines for noncompliance and support for hard-hit firms
Fines can be levied on businesses that refuse orders to shorten their hours of operation under a state of emergency and individuals who refuse to be hospitalized for the novel coronavirus.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 3, 2021
Upper House passes bills allowing fines for defying antivirus steps
Before the measures were passed, prefectural governments could only make nonbinding requests that antivirus measures be observed.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 2, 2021
Suga aims to turn page with coronavirus emergency extension
The measures could be dialed back or lifted altogether for the prefectures under the emergency before March 7 depending on the number of new cases and hospital occupancy.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 2, 2021
Japan's virus emergency extension leaves many anxious about impact
Residents of hard-hit areas call the decision 'unavoidable' as government seeks to further rein in COVID-19 infections.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 2, 2021
Japan to enact laws introducing fines for defying virus steps
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party backed down on a controversial proposal to imprison COVID-19 patients who refuse to be hospitalized.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 2, 2021
Japan should restart Go To Travel campaign in March, senior LDP official says
The remarks by Hiroshige Seko, Upper House secretary-general of the Liberal Democratic Party, come even after a study last month indicated the campaign may have spread the coronavirus.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 1, 2021
Japan to extend COVID-19 state of emergency to March 7
The measure is expected to be extended for all areas except Tochigi Prefecture until March 7, but some areas could be removed before then if their situation improves.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 1, 2021
Komeito lawmaker quits over hostess bar visit amid virus emergency
Kiyohiko Toyama, former acting secretary-general of Komeito, has admitted to visiting a hostess bar in Tokyo's Ginza district despite calls to avoid unnecessary outings at night.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 31, 2021
Japan eyes additional aid as coronavirus state of emergency set for extension
A source close to Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said an extension would be inevitable for eight of the 11 prefectures under the emergency declaration.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / Longform
Jan 30, 2021
Japan’s hospitality sector creaks under the weight of a second state of emergency
Restaurants, bars and karaoke parlors are bearing the brunt of restrictions placed on their operations, a move that could have a long-lasting impact on the nation's culinary landscape.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 30, 2021
Only 37% of firms met Japan's emergency target of cutting commuters by 70%
Official says the number of people commuting decreased by 40% in the Tokyo area and 30% in prefectures in western Japan under the virus state of emergency.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 29, 2021
Japan's 2020 job availability logs sharpest drop in 45 years
Meanwhile, the annual jobless rate stood at 2.8% in 2020, up 0.4 percentage point from the previous year to log the first increase since 2009.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 29, 2021
EU reinstates travel ban from Japan amid surge of COVID-19 cases
Only six countries, including Australia, Singapore and South Korea, now remain on the bloc's list of travel ban exemptions.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 27, 2021
Suga to decide on emergency extension in days before expiration
Health experts have warned that rushing to lift the state of emergency too soon would quickly lead to a resurgence in coronavirus cases.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 27, 2021
Suga apologizes over lawmakers' hostess bar visits amid virus emergency
The acting chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party's Diet Affairs Committee and the acting secretary general of Komeito both admitted visiting such bars last week.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 23, 2021
Japan still has a mountain to climb before it can lift emergency
Public health experts had already cast doubt on whether a monthlong measure would be enough — especially given that the first emergency went on for six weeks.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 22, 2021
Japan retains economic view in January despite virus emergency
In its monthly report, the Cabinet Office revised its views downward on private consumption and corporate business sentiment.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 22, 2021
Japanese Cabinet OKs bills for penalizing rejection of antivirus steps
Among other measures, the legislation would introduce imprisonment for those who refuse hospitalization, a move opposition parties say is excessive.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 20, 2021
More stores shutter up in Tokyo's high-end Ginza Six mall amid travel bans
Department stores in central Tokyo, heavily dependent on tourists in the past several years, have been hit particularly hard.

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