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STATE OF EMERGENCY

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
May 27, 2021
Suga's top-down management style under scrutiny after series of rapid policy shifts
The prime minister's approach could backfire and is already undermining the government's traditional chain of command.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 26, 2021
JTB resumes sales of Olympics tour packages
While a decision on spectators has yet to be made, the agency said it started selling the packages given the dwindling number of days left before the games begin on July 23.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 26, 2021
Japan mulls new cash handout for needy households as pandemic drags on
Under the envisaged plan, applicants for the new program of pandemic support would be required to meet conditions such as not possessing deposits and savings in excess of u00a51 million.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
May 25, 2021
Suga stares down Japan's Olympic challenge
Whether or not to go ahead with the already-delayed Summer Games is a decision fraught with implications, and not only for public health.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 24, 2021
Cabinet adviser who joked of Japan's COVID-19 'ripple' quits post
Yoichi Takahashi's resignation follows a backlash over tweets downplaying the pandemic and laughing off calls for the Olympics to be canceled as the country battles the coronavirus.
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BUSINESS
May 24, 2021
'A lot to lose': SoftBank CEO speaks out against Olympics
Masayoshi Son has taken to Twitter to express bewilderment and concern about the games going ahead amid Japan's sluggish vaccination drive.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 22, 2021
SoftBank's Son raises fresh doubts over Tokyo Olympics
In a Twitter post, the billionaire asked, 'who and on what authority' are the Olympics 'being forced through?'
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 22, 2021
IOC says Olympics can be held even if Tokyo is under a state of emergency
'I can say it's now clearer than ever that these games would be safe for everyone participating and, importantly, safe for the people of Japan,' IOC executive John Coates said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 21, 2021
State of emergency expanded to Okinawa as calls grow for stronger steps
The state of emergency will be in place from Sunday through June 20 in the country's southernmost prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 21, 2021
While new COVID-19 cases are decreasing, Kansai is not yet out of the woods
“Although we're finally starting to see a decrease in the number of Kansai-area infections, we have to see whether this trend will continue,' a prominent medical adviser said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 21, 2021
Can Japan administer 1 million vaccine doses a day? Local governments are the key.
The goal, and the extent to which the central government has cracked the whip on municipalities, are the latest manifestations of Suga's apparent frustration with the nation's campaign.
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BUSINESS
May 21, 2021
Convenience store sales in Japan up 6.6% year-on-year in April
The number of shoppers rose for the first time in 14 months, by 7.8% to 1.24 billion.
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JAPAN
May 20, 2021
Okinawa to be added to COVID-19 state of emergency, source says
The planned addition would bring the total number of prefectures under the emergency to 10.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
May 19, 2021
IOC reassures anxious public over safety of Tokyo Games
The organization has offered to dispatch its own medical personnel in an effort to tamp down rising local sentiment against the troubled Summer Olympics.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 18, 2021
Hawks to play behind closed doors during state of emergency
The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks will play their home games behind closed doors while Fukuoka Prefecture remains under a state of emergency to curb coronavirus infections, the Pacific League club said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 17, 2021
Pressure grows for Japan to call nationwide state of emergency
Kamon Iizumi, president of the National Governors' Association, has said a national emergency “may be necessary considering the situation in a growing number of prefectures.”
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 16, 2021
Tougher COVID-19 steps begin in six prefectures amid virus surge
Hokkaido, Okayama and Hiroshima prefectures joined the state of emergency, while quasi-emergency measures were expanded to Gunma, Ishikawa and Kumamoto prefectures.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 15, 2021
Japan risks multiple new states of emergency with slow vaccine pace, study shows
Four more states of emergency are likely at a pace of 220,000 jabs per day, while only one would be needed if 880,000 shots are given daily, scientists project.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 15, 2021
Rakuten founder Hiroshi Mikitani calls Tokyo Olympics a ‘suicide mission’
Mikitani, who has been an outspoken critic of the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, said the sporting event, due to start in two months, should not be held this year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 15, 2021
Japanese-style pubs report losses but sales at fast-food chains soar
A drop in the number of people dining out amid the coronavirus pandemic hit izakaya pub operators hard, while takeout demand boosted fast-food chains.

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