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STATE OF EMERGENCY

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 20, 2021
86% in Japan fear COVID-19 rebound if Tokyo Olympics held, poll shows
The two-day nationwide survey conducted from Saturday found that 40.3% believe the Summer Games should be held without spectators and 30.8% think they should be canceled.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 17, 2021
Suga expects 10,000 spectator cap to apply to Tokyo Olympics
The prime minister also told a news conference that spectators at the Tokyo Games will be required to wear masks and refrain from shouting.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 17, 2021
Japan to lift state of emergency for nine prefectures
The move comes as coronavirus cases are declining nationwide and vaccinations are ramping up, though there are fears of a resurgence in infections leading into the Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 16, 2021
Japan to cap big event audiences at 10,000 after COVID-19 emergency
The announcement — made less than five weeks before the opening ceremony of the Olympics — effectively determines how many local fans will be able to attend the games in person.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jun 16, 2021
Suga's policy wins overshadowed by COVID-19 as Diet session wraps up
Without the pandemic, the prime minister would have enough achievements under his belt to be untroubled by a forthcoming LDP leadership contest and general election.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 15, 2021
Japan eyes quasi-state of emergency for Tokyo during Olympics
The central government is weighing the move after a number of health experts expressed concerns over a potential spike in COVID-19 cases.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 11, 2021
Japan to ease COVID-19 restrictions in Tokyo and Osaka on June 21
The plan is developing as the country seeks to contain the health crisis with less than 50 days to go before the start of the Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 11, 2021
Sentiment among large Japan firms falls again due to chip shortage and virus
The confidence index covering firms capitalized at u00a51 billion or more inched down to minus 4.7 from minus 4.5 in the January-March period, staying negative for the second quarter in a row.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 10, 2021
Top Japanese health adviser warns of another state of emergency in August
As parts of Japan near the planned end of a third state of emergency, infectious disease experts warn that a fourth declaration in Tokyo might be right around the corner.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 10, 2021
Olympic organizers say visitors will not be tracked by GPS in real time
'We're not going to be tracking every single movement,' games CEO Toshiro Muto told a news conference. 'I want to trust they will follow the rules first.'
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 9, 2021
Japan to lift COVID-19 quasi-emergency in three prefectures
Gunma, Ishikawa and Kumamoto prefectures will see their restrictions end, while five more prefectures will continue until June 20.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 7, 2021
Okinawa shuts schools as COVID-19 infections continue to spread
Japan's southernmost prefecture is already under a COVID-19 state of emergency, and has identified clusters of infections at schools and child care facilities.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jun 4, 2021
In Japan, the light at the end of the pandemic's tunnel remains distant
The vaccine rollout may be accelerating, but the nation remains far away from a return to normalcy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jun 2, 2021
Japan’s much-maligned vaccine campaign quietly gathers speed
The seven-day average of doses given has quadrupled in just two weeks, with about a quarter of the nearly 14 million shots given coming in the past week alone.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 1, 2021
Department stores and cinemas reopen in Tokyo under extended emergency
Under the guidelines, department stores are permitted to operate fully on weekdays with shortened business hours.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 30, 2021
Commercial facilities in Tokyo and Osaka to reopen amid extended emergency
Under new guidelines, department stores in the capital and Osaka Prefecture will remain closed on weekends but will be permitted to open on weekdays with shorter business hours.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 29, 2021
Some COVID-19 measures may remain even after Japan lifts emergency
The top government spokesman said Saturday some restrictive measures could be kept in place even if the COVID-19 state of emergency is lifted as scheduled on June 20.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 28, 2021
Suga extends Japan's COVID-19 state of emergency to June 20
Restrictions of varying intensity are now in effect in more than three quarters of the country's 47 prefectures.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 28, 2021
Japan sees first jobless rate rise in six months amid virus emergency
The rate for April climbed from 2.6% seen in March, but it was lower than 2.9% registered in February.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 27, 2021
Japan to extend COVID-19 state of emergency to June 20, official says
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters the government will consult with an expert panel on Friday on the extension.

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