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STATE OF EMERGENCY

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 28, 2021
Prefectures near Tokyo to seek COVID-19 state of emergency
Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba prefectures are currently under looser quasi-emergency restrictions but are seeing infections spike like in the capital.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jul 27, 2021
Suga administration's alcohol ban blunder shows limits in virus approach
Experts say the controversy shows how Japan's government has been relying on impromptu steps, in the absence of an adequate legal framework for addressing pandemics.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 23, 2021
As the Games begin, how is Japan dealing with COVID-19?
Although Japan is catching up to Western nations in the vaccine rollout, the more contagious delta variant and increased foot traffic is being blamed for driving up the number of new cases.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jul 22, 2021
As virus cases rise, true cost of Tokyo Games comes into focus
The prioritization of the global sporting event over public health has added anger to the desperation weighing on the shoulders of an already exhausted nation.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 22, 2021
Abe, who played key role in bringing Olympics to Tokyo, to miss opening ceremony
The former prime minister, who memorably dressed up as video game character Super Mario to promote the Tokyo Olympics, will not attend the Games' opening ceremony, NHK reported.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 18, 2021
As Tokyo Games draw near, confusion reigns and COVID-19 spreads
Even before the Olympics begin, measures meant to ensure a “safe and secure” event that may have looked good on paper aren't faring so well in practice.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2021
Tokyo's neighbors brace for fallout as cases rise in the capital
Kanagawa Prefecture — which logged 403 cases on Thursday, its highest tally since late January — is considering requesting a state of emergency, and Chiba Prefecture may do the same.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 14, 2021
Alcohol sales controversy compounds Suga's political woes
Amid questions over the legality of the move, the government has retracted a request for suppliers to halt sales to outlets violating an alcohol sales ban during Tokyo's state of emergency.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 13, 2021
Japan's top COVID-19 official faces calls to quit over pressure on private sector
Yasutoshi Nishimura had said the government would pressure banks and liquor retailers to rein in restaurants that are flouting alcohol guidelines amid a COVID-19 state of emergency.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jul 12, 2021
Politics trumps science in Japan COVID-19 emergency
The government had calculated that the political fallout from not declaring it would outweigh the merits of keeping the status quo.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 12, 2021
Tokyo enters fourth COVID-19 state of emergency as Olympics loom
The measure, to last until Aug. 22, will cover the duration of the Tokyo Olympics as the government aims to curb people's movement during the global sports event.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 10, 2021
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo reports 950 new cases on Saturday
The daily tally on Saturday in Tokyo far exceeded last week's total of 716, rising week-on-week for the 21st consecutive day.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 9, 2021
Empty seats and disappointed fans: An Olympics behind closed doors
“It's extremely unfortunate the games can't be held in their complete form, and for that I apologize to the many ticket holders,” Tokyo Organising Committee President Seiko Hashimoto said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 9, 2021
Tokyo Olympics to bar fans under new COVID-19 emergency
Organizers made the unprecedented decision to close venues in the Tokyo area just two weeks ahead of the opening of the games.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2021
Osaka requests extension to quasi-emergency COVID-19 measures
In a letter to Suga, Osaka Gov. Hirofumi Yoshimura noted that the weekly rolling average of new infections was increasing, especially for young people.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 4, 2021
COVID-19 surge means 40% of Tokyo Olympics sessions could be held without fans
As cases continue to rebound in Tokyo, the government is finding it increasingly difficult to stick with their plans to cap attendance at 10,000 people, games officials said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 3, 2021
Tokyo Olympics' 10,000-spectator cap to be reviewed due to COVID-19 surge
With just three weeks remaining until the opening of the games, representatives of the organizers could meet as early as Thursday to discuss how best to deal with local fans
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 30, 2021
Japan's factory output fell 5.9% in May amid pandemic and chip scarcity
The drop in industrial production was several percentage points worse than even the most pessimistic forecast, as car production remained stunted by semiconductor shortages.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 29, 2021
Japan's jobless rate hit five-month high in May as virus emergencies extended
The latest data showed that the number of people in work fell 130,000 from the previous month, to 66.45 million, down for the third consecutive month.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 21, 2021
Workplace and university vaccinations ramp up in Japan
The government had received applications from 3,479 sites to function as vaccination venues as of Friday, with nearly 14 million people estimated to be immunized under the framework.

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