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STATE OF EMERGENCY

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JAPAN
May 15, 2020
Tokyo new virus cases dip to nine, first time in single digits since March
Friday's figure brings the total number of cases in the capital to 5,036, according to the metropolitan government.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 14, 2020
Japan to lift coronavirus state of emergency in 39 prefectures
The nation's capital and seven prefectures will maintain emergency measures for now.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 14, 2020
Hope for return to normal as Japan partially lifts virus emergency
People in areas remaining under the state of emergency voiced concern over the negative impact it will have on their lives
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / EXPLAINER
May 13, 2020
Osaka Gov. Hirofumi Yoshimura: From man of the hour to future prime minister?
Over the past few weeks, the governor has gone from being a locally liked politician to a national media darling.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 13, 2020
Narita Airport saw record-low number of travelers during Golden Week
The number of travelers during the holiday period between April 24 and May 6 dropped 99 percent from a year earlier to about 12,700.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 13, 2020
Japan economy watcher index sank to record low in April as virus throttled economy
Cabinet Office downgraded its assessment for the third straight month, saying the economy is deteriorating further.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 11, 2020
Tokyo starts distributing cash to businesses shuttered due to virus
Subsidies for businesses and nonprofit organizations are worth u00a5500,000 for single-shop owners, and u00a51 million for operators of multiple sites.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 10, 2020
Japan looks to lift coronavirus emergency in some areas ahead of May 31
Economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Sunday the government is looking to lift the state of emergency in "many of 34 prefectures" that are not among those hit hardest by the coronavirus before the nationwide extension ends on May 31.
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JAPAN / FOCUS
May 10, 2020
Japan governors face balancing act in reopening businesses amid pandemic
Governors are moving to lift emergency restrictions to get their prefectures up and running again, but can they strike the right balance between public safety and commerce?
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 9, 2020
Japan's hotels in a bind as mild and asymptomatic coronavirus patients opt to heal at home instead
Despite legislative attempts to persuade mild and asymptomatic patients to isolate in hotels, most cooperating facilities are nearly empty.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
May 8, 2020
School closures in Japan may be fueling internet and game addictions
Parents are being encouraged to monitor and set time limits for children's online and gaming activity as many schools remain shuttered.
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JAPAN / Politics
May 8, 2020
Abe and Trump affirm cooperation over coronavirus response and drugs
Abe and Trump talked about remdesivir and another potential COVID-19 treatment drug, Avigan, a senior Japanese government official said.
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JAPAN / Politics
May 8, 2020
Japan considers second extra budget to aid firms and people hit by virus
According to the sources, the second extra budget is aimed at funding assistance for rent payments of cash-strapped businesses and people.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 7, 2020
Osaka governor draws rebuke from Tokyo for hinting at lack of guidance
Gov. Yoshimura's choice of words has been criticized by minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, who is also in charge of overseeing virus containment measures.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 7, 2020
Tokyo quiet as people return to work after Golden Week under emergency
Few people were seen walking near Tokyo Station on Thursday morning, and those that were mostly wore face masks.
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JAPAN
May 7, 2020
Schools reopen in some parts of Japan after pandemic shutdown
Mixed reactions from students and parents as schools in Tottori and Aomori prefectures reopen following April closures due to coronavirus concerns.
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JAPAN
May 6, 2020
Staying under 100 for fourth day, Tokyo reports 38 new coronavirus cases
The total number of infections in Tokyo stood at around 4,750, the highest among Japan's 47 prefectures.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
May 5, 2020
Tokyo to pay more to businesses that remain closed after Wednesday
The total number of infections in the capital stood at around 4,710, the worst among Japan's 47 prefectures.
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JAPAN
May 5, 2020
Japan urges 'new lifestyle' for long-term fight against coronavirus
The government has offered for the first time specific examples of the measures that will shape people's lives in the coming weeks and beyond.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 5, 2020
Japan's workers and parents feel the strain as Abe extends state of emergency
Staff in hospitality, tourism and other affected industries as well as parents have appealed to the government for more support.

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