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STATE OF EMERGENCY

Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 25, 2021
Japan's state of emergency to be expanded to eight more prefectures
With COVID-19 measures now covering the vast majority of the country, there are growing calls for a state of emergency or quasi-emergency to be implemented nationwide.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 24, 2021
Japan to expand COVID-19 state of emergency to eight more prefectures
Together with Hokkaido, Miyagi, Gifu, Aichi, Mie, Shiga, Okayama and Hiroshima prefectures will come under the measure from Friday until Sept. 12.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 20, 2021
Japan's governors call for COVID-19 lockdown amid spike in infections
The country has been struggling to secure hospital beds amid a surge of infections, with a record 25,876 new cases confirmed across the country on Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 20, 2021
Japan's COVID-19 state of emergency takes effect in seven more prefectures
Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Shizuoka, Kyoto, Hyogo and Fukuoka will be under the measure until Sept. 12, joining Chiba, Saitama, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Osaka and Okinawa.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 20, 2021
Tokyo COVID-19 patients unable to access hospitals as cases remain high
Nearly 1,000 COVID-19 patients who requested an emergency ambulance service in Tokyo during the first week of August were turned away by hospitals.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 18, 2021
Japan election may be delayed to November as COVID-19 crisis dents Suga's popularity
The leader had hoped a successful vaccine rollout and Olympics would boost his support, easing his route to victory in a party leadership contest and an expected September Lower House poll.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 17, 2021
Growing fifth wave forces Suga to expand state of emergency
The emergency is set to be expanded to Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Shizuoka, Kyoto, Hyogo and Fukuoka prefectures from Friday and is scheduled to run until Sept. 12.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / FOCUS
Aug 17, 2021
Japan's prolonged virus measures likely to delay solid economic recovery
The economic impact of Japan's states of emergency is expected to be smaller as they have become less effective, but consumer spending is expected to remain at a low level.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 11, 2021
Japan's coronavirus fight at critical phase as hospital beds fill up
Experts at a meeting of the health ministry's pandemic response panel said the situation in Tokyo could deteriorate despite progress in getting people vaccinated.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Aug 6, 2021
Japan changed its COVID-19 hospitalization policy: Here's what you need to know
Ambiguous statements by Suga created confusion around the policy shift, with the prime minister forced to clarify the situation following a backlash.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 5, 2021
Tokyo to prioritize severe patients following Suga’s contentious policy shift
“The purpose of these revisions is to better utilize the limited resources we have to contain this outbreak,” Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike says.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 2, 2021
Japan expands COVID-19 state of emergency to Osaka and areas around Tokyo
The government of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has added Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama and Osaka prefectures to areas under the emergency from Monday through Aug. 31.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Aug 1, 2021
Surging cases and virus fatigue upend Suga bid to shift public's focus
The administration's attempt to persuade people to look past the daily caseloads and treat COVID-19 as more of a seasonal infectious disease has hit a wall as cases surge.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 31, 2021
As COVID-19 cases surge, Suga remains reluctant to impose strict lockdown
Countries that have implemented strict restrictions “saw a decline in infections due to lockdowns, but the cases surged again ... they had to rely on vaccines after all,” Suga said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 31, 2021
Tokyo Olympics see 21 more COVID-19 cases, none athletes
The figure compares with the highest daily count of 27 logged a day earlier since the committee began tallying infections at the start of this month.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 30, 2021
Japan's emergency expanded even as measure loses impact and support
With the latest measure, the Suga administration, well aware of the public's virus fatigue, wants to buy time to vaccinate as many people as possible to push cases downwards.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 30, 2021
Tokyo Olympics see record 27 new COVID-19 cases
The 27 cases, bringing the cumulative total to 220, comprise 18 residents of Japan and nine from overseas, including three athletes.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 30, 2021
Japan's June jobless rate improved to 2.9% after virus emergency was lifted
Despite the improved numbers, a newly expanded state of emergency will cloud the employment outlook going forward.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Jul 28, 2021
How the Tokyo area's recent COVID-19 surge is different
Compared with its third wave, the capital is now facing a larger number of daily infections, more cases among younger people and the threat from deadlier variants.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 28, 2021
COVID-19 tracker: Japan cases top 9,000 as Tokyo sets daily high with 3,177
The capital's neighboring prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba all saw record highs as reports said the government was weighing declaring a virus state of emergency for all three.

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