Tag - state-of-emergency

 
 

STATE OF EMERGENCY

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 29, 2021
Japan's September job availability rises ahead of economic restart
The jump came as businesses sought staff ahead of the economic restart linked to the government's lifting of the COVID-19 state of emergency.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Oct 3, 2021
Japan enters a new stage of the pandemic fraught with fresh challenges
Prefectural governors are set to gradually peel back virus measures, while the central government shifts its focus toward the final stages of the initial vaccine rollout.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 1, 2021
Japan could get boost if shoppers spend ¥20 trillion saved during pandemic
In places like the U.S. and the U.K., pent-up consumer demand has helped fuel strong recoveries, but whether the floodgates will open quite as wide in Japan is an open question.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 1, 2021
Japan's COVID-19 state of emergency lifted as infections decline
Businesses, such as restaurants and theme parks, have prepared for an expected increase in customers as a result of the move.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 30, 2021
Tokyo Disney parks and USJ to admit more visitors as emergency ends
Japan's government has decided to lift the COVID-19 state of emergency covering Tokyo and 18 other prefectures, taking into account the steady decline in the number of new infections.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 28, 2021
Japan leans on governors to prevent post-emergency COVID-19 rebound
Steps similar to quasi-emergency measures will be put in place by prefectural governors, who have been given the task of rolling back restrictions while maintaining certain precautions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 28, 2021
BOJ policymakers warned of Japan's recovery delay and China risk in July
The remarks shed light on policymakers' concerns over the fragile state of Japan's recovery, even as they maintained the view that the economy was headed for a moderate rebound.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 27, 2021
Japan to experiment with proof of vaccination at major sporting events
With state of emergency measures set to expire, the number of spectators allowed in stadiums may jump from 5,000 to 10,000.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 26, 2021
As Japan's fifth COVID-19 wave wanes, officials warn against complacency
A delta-driven surge in COVID-19 cases is coming to a faster-than-expected end, but experts believe another wave of infections may be around the corner.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 21, 2021
Japan eyes at least partly lifting of COVID-19 emergency at end of month
The central government is leaning toward reducing or removing measures for 19 prefectures, including Tokyo, at the end of the month as scheduled.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Sep 14, 2021
The hospital conundrum: Why Tokyo’s health system is overflowing with COVID-19 patients
Many hospitals — both those that are private as well as some nationally managed institutions — have been slow to set aside beds for infected patients.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 11, 2021
Return to normal? Japan study suggests adjusting expectations as delta spreads
According to a recent study, people may need to adjust their expectations on what 'normal' looks like due to the spread of the highly contagious delta variant.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 10, 2021
Rebellious Tokyo bars flout virus measure requests
Bars and eateries account for about 17% of Japan's COVID-19-related bankruptcies, the most among any industry group, research shows.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 8, 2021
Japan’s economy grew at faster clip last quarter as government spent more
Gross domestic product grew at an annualized pace of 1.9% in the three months to June.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 7, 2021
With new leader to take reins, Japan eyes extending COVID-19 emergency in hot spots
The emergency could be extended by a month to allow Yoshihide Suga's successor to decide when to end the measure.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Sep 4, 2021
For Suga, the pandemic proved to be his undoing
Since his first day in office, Suga had sought to stamp down the coronavirus and revive the nation's battered economy. But he never came close to achieving either goal.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 4, 2021
Suga decision elicits surprise — and heavy criticism — among Japanese public
Many, including medical workers, lamented the Suga government's slow and inadequate response to the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 3, 2021
Japan outlines preliminary COVID-19 exit strategy
Attempts to discourage even vaccinated people from traveling, dining out or attending large-scale events could end as early as October.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 1, 2021
Japan considers two-week extension of COVID-19 emergency as cases remain high
While new infections have been decreasing in some areas, the country is still struggling to contain surging cases and the strain they impose on the medical system.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 30, 2021
Difficult to end COVID-19 emergency as planned, health minister says
Norihisa Tamura said the number of daily COVID-19 cases in Tokyo, for example, must fall below 500 for the state of emergency to be lifted. The capital recorded 3,081 cases on Sunday.

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