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STATE OF EMERGENCY

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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 9, 2021
Japan to tighten border measures with new rules for returning citizens
The change to the travel policy is part of the government's new measures in response to a surge in coronavirus cases across the country and around the world.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Jan 9, 2021
Suga's virus response slowed by focus on economy and LDP factions
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's declaration of another state of emergency for Tokyo and its surrounding area appears to have come too late, with the government's decision-making process slowed by his prioritization of economic recovery and the manner in which he took office four months ago.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 9, 2021
Tokyo virus emergency prompts cuts in domestic flights and bullet trains
Under a monthlong state of emergency through Feb. 7 covering virus hot spots Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama prefectures, people are asked to avoid nonurgent outings.
Japan Times
SPORTS
Jan 8, 2021
Japanese sports brace for impact of new state of emergency
Upcoming sumo and rugby events will allow spectators, while pro basketball's B. League has raised concerns over restrictions covering the sale of food and drinks.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 8, 2021
Suga’s bet on softer emergency risks worse economic pain for Japan
Economists warn that the full impact will depend on whether the newly-imposed lighter measures are enough to rein in the spread of COVID-19.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 8, 2021
Japan's November household spending grows 1.1%, up for second month
Household spending is a key gauge of private consumption and accounts for over half of Japan's gross domestic product.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 8, 2021
Business leaders call for support during coronavirus emergency
Many owners in the restaurant industry are expected to follow a government request to shorten their business hours, bracing for a further drop in revenue.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 7, 2021
Emergency declared for Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba
The restrictions will enter into force Friday and remain in place until at least Feb. 7, only being lifted when the areas see a significant reduction in key benchmarks.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 7, 2021
Anxiety mounts over second state of emergency in Tokyo area
The emergency declaration was set to come a day after the number of new infections in a day in Japan exceeded 6,000 for the first time.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 6, 2021
Experts fear new state of emergency measures may not halt virus
Although infections within residences continue to account for the largest portion of traceable new cases in Tokyo, the looming state of emergency will largely target food establishments.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Jan 6, 2021
Legal revisions would add weight to Japan's COVID-19 response
Levying fines on businesses if they don't shut down or reduce their hours of operation runs the risk of a political backlash against the government.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Jan 5, 2021
Imminent second state of emergency for Tokyo area could lack teeth
Nearly all efforts by Japan's central government to curb the spread of the virus in the nation depend on the voluntary compliance of its people.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 5, 2021
Mixed reactions as Suga hints at emergency for Tokyo and nearby areas
Opposition parties have criticized the decision as too little, too late, while some businesses are worried about further economic loss.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 1, 2020
'Higher culture' Japan acted like it had the virus under wraps, but now it’s everywhere
Japan risks becoming a warning for what happens when a country moves too fast to normalize its economy and doesn't adjust its strategy when the outbreak changes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 30, 2020
Split over Japan's virus law between cities and government widens
A nationwide surge in new infections has triggered debate at all levels of government on not only how the law should be changed but when.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 29, 2020
Japan dodged surge in total fatalities during peak virus month
Japan officially recorded 468 coronavirus-related fatalities in May, almost half its total to date of 1,001.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 25, 2020
Marriage inequality: Japan's husbands happy, wives stressed as kids stuck home amid pandemic
Both enjoy forming deeper bonds with their children but many wives found that dealing with both all day wasn't exactly ideal.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 21, 2020
June department store sales in Japan fall 19%
Japan's department store sales declined 19.1 percent from a year earlier in June, improving from sharper falls in the previous months after the lifting of a state of emergency over the new coronavirus allowed stores to reopen, an industry body said Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 21, 2020
Japan's core consumer prices flat in June as deflation risks remain
The reading dashed expectations for a third straight month of decline, after central bank comments that the economy would likely shake off the pandemic hit.

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