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STATE OF EMERGENCY

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 20, 2021
Desperate restaurants defy Japan’s virus curbs to stay open late
While many restaurants in Tokyo are following the requests in return for subsidies, others are starting to break ranks.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 20, 2021
Keidanren sees pay hikes across board as 'unrealistic' amid pandemic
The Japanese Trade Union Confederation is set to demand a hike of around 2% in basic pay in forthcoming management-labor wage talks.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 19, 2021
Tokyo area last trains to leave earlier from Wednesday
Final departure times on 11 JR East lines will be brought forward by between 8 and 32 minutes.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 18, 2021
Taro Aso vows to revive virus-hit economy and promote structural reforms
The finance minister told the Diet the government will prevent the number of coronavirus infections from rising further 'while supporting employment and business.'
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2021
Under Tokyo's state of emergency, some drink on even after authorities call time
While compliance has been high, more people appear to be ignoring the state of emergency this time than one last year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 16, 2021
Popular pub chain shuts 20% of its Tokyo locations due to pandemic
The owner of several popular pub chains said it was shutting down 20% of its bars in Tokyo, saying the latest lockdown measures made it difficult to keep them open.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 15, 2021
9,500 JR Central employees to take leave due to declining travel demand
The program, which is also aimed at preventing the virus from spreading among employees, will cover train drivers, conductors, mechanics and station staff, JR Central said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 15, 2021
Japan eyes punishment for breaking COVID-19 rules
Health experts attending the meeting largely approved of the plan but warned the government to be circumspect in doling out punishment.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jan 15, 2021
Japan to ban entry of foreign athletes during virus emergency
The decision will impact those preparing for the Tokyo Olympics as well as new players and coaches set to join professional soccer and baseball clubs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 14, 2021
Surging virus cases in Japan tanks Nintendo theme park opening
The facility won't open on Feb. 4 as planned, and has been put on indefinite hiatus in accordance with the government's urging to restrict non-essential travel and activities.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 13, 2021
State of emergency expanded to seven more prefectures
Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Aichi, Gifu, Tochigi and Fukuoka have all been added, making the order effective in 11 of Japan's 47 prefectures.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 13, 2021
Japan to halt all business travel in new step to curb COVID-19
The government will temporarily suspend the arrangement with 11 Asian countries and regions from Thursday, effectively banning the entry of all nonresident foreign travelers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 13, 2021
Last trains in Tokyo area to leave earlier amid virus resurgence
JR East will bring forward the departure times of the last trains by 8 to 32 minutes.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 13, 2021
Virus resurgence crushes enthusiasm among Japanese economy watchers
The latest monthly decline was the sharpest since a 13.2% fall was logged in March last year when the virus began to spread rapidly.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 12, 2021
Can Japan raise its teleworking game under the second COVID-19 emergency?
A slew of smaller firms are still somewhat hesitant to promoting such working styles, saying they don't have enough funds to buy new equipment or that it reduces work efficiency.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 12, 2021
Avoid nonessential outings in daytime, Japan virus response chief says
Economic revitalization minister Yasutoshi Nishimura made the request after the three-day weekend saw no change in the number of people venturing out.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League
Jan 10, 2021
B. League cancels All-Star Game as infections rise in Mito
The weekend of basketball festivities scheduled for Jan. 15-16 was called off after Ibaraki Prefecture designated the city a COVID-19 hotspot.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 9, 2021
Kansai governors ask government to be included in virus emergency
The governors of Aichi, Gifu and Tochigi prefectures are also considering making similar requests, prefectural officials have said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jan 9, 2021
Overloaded hospitals: 'Medical care system is already in a state of collapse'
Medical facilities across Japan are struggling to cope with the recent surge in novel coronavirus infections, leaving the medical care system in many areas on the brink of collapse.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 9, 2021
Traditional bars in the firing line of Japan's second COVID-19 emergency
With losses already built up and footfall down as people work from home, owners of Japan's traditional izakaya are being forced into crushing choices.

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