Tag - state-of-emergency



Japan Times
May 4, 2020
Abe extends Japan's nationwide state of emergency, but prepares to relax some restrictions
The prime minister strikes a cautiously optimistic note, but adds that the situation remains grim for the country's strained health care system.
Japan Times
May 3, 2020
Necessary or not? The LDP's proposed emergency powers clause for the Constitution
73 years since the Constitution took effect, arguments on revising it have focused on the war-renouncing Article 9. But the coronavirus has prompted a different proposal.
Japan Times
May 2, 2020
Abe's cash handout program won't start soon in many cities
Just 29 of Japan's 47 municipalities hosting prefectural government offices are planning to start emergency cash handouts within May.
Japan Times
May 1, 2020
Japan's coronavirus panel recommends keeping restrictions in place
The panel met a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he plans to extend the nationwide state of emergency that was going to expire Wednesday.
Japan Times
Apr 30, 2020
Japan and its policymakers search for light at end of COVID-19 tunnel
Even once the state of emergency declaration is lifted, the threat of a second wave will persist while the public waits for a vaccine to come to market.
Japan Times
Apr 29, 2020
Japan divided over adding emergency clause to Constitution, survey finds
Academics have pointed out that the ongoing battle against outbreaks of COVID-19 may have led more people to lean toward supporting the amendment.
Japan Times
Apr 15, 2020
Japanese supermarket chain offers staff 'emergency gratitude payment' as stores stay open amid pandemic
With crowds still flocking to supermarkets in Japan amid the coronavirus pandemic and the country's state of emergency, the operator of Life supermarkets is granting approximately 40,000 of its employees — including part-time workers — an "exceptional emergency gratitude payment," which will cost the firm around ¥300 million in total.
Japan Times
Apr 7, 2020
Japan's athletes and sports associations brace for impact of emergency declaration
Already reeling from the chaos caused by the spread of the new coronavirus, sporting bodies in Japan are expecting further disruption from the state of emergency Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared in parts of the country on Tuesday.
Japan Times
Mar 10, 2020
What will Abe's amended law for a national emergency mean in practice?
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government aims to pass by week's end controversial revisions to a 2012 law governing national actions to be taken in the event of new types of influenza.
Japan Times
Apr 21, 2016
Secret crisis plan of German airport on Islamic State hit list on Internet for months: broadcaster
A confidential emergency plan for Cologne-Bonn airport was posted on its website for several months, German broadcaster ZDF said on Wednesday, heightening concerns about security after attacks at Brussels Airport.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on