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STATE OF EMERGENCY

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.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 15, 2021
Businesses hope tougher COVID-19 measures will speed return to normal
Some businesses have lamented the delay in implementing the new restrictions, criticizing the central government for a lack of foresight.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 14, 2021
Japan expands and extends emergency measures as cases rise across the nation
Japan officially adds Hokkaido, Okayama and Hiroshima prefectures to the state of emergency now covering Tokyo, Osaka and four other prefectures.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 13, 2021
Japan's economy watcher sentiment logs biggest fall in 13 months
The drop was the largest since a plunge of 13.0 points in March last year, when uncertainty over the economic outlook began to grow rapidly due to the spread of the virus across the country.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 10, 2021
Government adviser sparks ire with tweet laughing off calls for Olympic cancellation
Kaetsu University professor Yoichi Takahashi likened the number of COVID-19 cases in Japan to 'a ripple,' adding 'so you're telling me people want to cancel the Olympics for this? lol lol.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 10, 2021
As opposition to Tokyo Games grows, Suga says he has 'never put Olympics first'
Suga's remarks came the same day an opinion poll showed nearly 60% of people in Japan want the Olympics cancelled less than three months before they begin.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 10, 2021
Olympic chief's May visit to Japan postponed after emergency extension
The trip was now being arranged for June, local media reported, with a prerequisite for his visit being the lifting of any coronavirus states of emergency.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
May 10, 2021
Pandemic response highlights fractures in Japan's political system
Since the onset of the pandemic, the balance of power has oscillated between the central government and prefectural governors — undermining trust in the former.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 10, 2021
Suga support rate hits new low after virus emergency extension
Asked whether they approved of his government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, 63% of respondents to a JNN survey said they did not, a 13 percentage point increase.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 9, 2021
Deluge of calls to Tokyo fever hotline have some fearing virus explosion
The situation is eerily reminiscent of early January, when the capital was hit by the biggest wave of cases yet, driving its medical system to the breaking point.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 8, 2021
'No end in sight': People fed up after Japan's latest virus emergency extension
The coronavirus measures have left many weary as more people voice concerns that the latest extension will have little effect on surging COVID-19 cases nationwide.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 8, 2021
Japan's extended virus emergency could lead to ¥1 trillion economic loss
The extension could dim the prospect for a steady recovery toward the end of the year, according to one economist's forecast.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 8, 2021
Japan aiming for 1 million COVID-19 vaccine shots per day
At that pace, it would take about seven months for every person in the country aged 16 and older to receive both of their shots.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 8, 2021
WHO hopes Tokyo Olympics can go ahead despite virus emergency extension
The body's emergencies chief said many of the decisions on the format of the games can only be made at the last-minute due to evolving risks from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 8, 2021
Visit to Japan by IOC's Bach expected to be canceled, report says
Public broadcaster NHK reported that the visit is now expected to be canceled given that the coronavirus state of emergency has been extended in Tokyo and other areas.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 8, 2021
Japan logs record-breaking coronavirus numbers
The country recorded 148 deaths, while COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms hit an all-time high of 1,131 as the daily number of new infections topped 6,000, the highest since mid-January.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 7, 2021
BOJ policymakers agreed to focus on low rates as pandemic pain persists
At the March review, the BOJ kept policy steady and unveiled steps to make its tools sustainable enough to weather a prolonged battle to hit its 2% inflation target.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 7, 2021
Worry and skepticism abound as Japan plans to expand virus emergency
Some are unsure whether the measures can bring down the number of infections.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 4, 2021
As virus variants spread in Tokyo, fears grow of Osaka-type surge
As of Monday, 99.7% of beds for severely ill COVID-19 patients in Osaka Prefecture were occupied.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 1, 2021
Few people traveling as Japan's Golden Week kicks off amid virus spike
With Tokyo now under a third state of emergency, large shopping facilities remain closed and there were fewer people on the move for the annual holiday period.

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