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STATE OF EMERGENCY

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JAPAN
May 1, 2021
Over half say Japan needs to amend Constitution for virus response
The survey showed 57% of people polled see the need to add a clause that would give the Cabinet more power and limit private rights, eclipsing the 42% who said it is not necessary.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 30, 2021
In fiscal 2020 Japan saw biggest decline in job availability in 46 years
The unemployment rate was also up for the first time in 11 years, reflecting the serious impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, government data shows.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 29, 2021
Japan's unused 14 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines point to logistical hurdles
Japan's unused shots suggest its inoculation push is failing to gain steam, even as inbound vaccine shipments triple over the next two months.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Apr 28, 2021
Tokyo Games organizers lay out updated athlete virus countermeasures
Athletes will need to be tested before and after arrival, but they will not be asked to isolate themselves after landing in the country, and nor will vaccinations be mandatory.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
Apr 28, 2021
J. League to seek compensation over state of emergency
The J. League will seek compensation from the Japanese government for losses resulting from the ongoing coronavirus state of emergency, during which several stadiums will be closed to fans, chairman Mitsuru Murai said Tuesday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / The week in NPB
Apr 26, 2021
NPB prepares to go back behind closed doors
Last week began with a crowd of 17,712 at Tokyo Dome for a showdown between the Hanshin Tigers and Yomiuri Giants, the top two teams in the Central League.
Japan Times
SUMO
Apr 26, 2021
Summer Grand Sumo Tournament to open behind closed doors amid state of emergency
The Japan Sumo Association announced Monday it will hold the first three days of the May 9 to 23 Summer Grand Sumo Tournament behind closed doors at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan as part of emergency measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 26, 2021
Commuter routes remain busy despite Japan's third COVID-19 state of emergency
Many workers are still traveling to offices due to the nature of their work, meetings or a lack of instructions from employers to do otherwise.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / FOCUS
Apr 26, 2021
Latest virus emergency could dampen Japan's economic recovery hopes
GDP data for January to March is scheduled to be released next month, but economists are already pessimistic enough to forecast a contraction in the world's No. 3 economy.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Apr 25, 2021
Five Central League games postponed until after state of emergency
Nippon Professional Baseball said Sunday it will postpone five Central League games until after the May 11 end of the current coronavirus state of emergency in order to allow the home teams to admit fans.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Apr 25, 2021
Behind the scramble over Japan's third coronavirus emergency
Behind the scenes, the central and local governments bickered over how best to effectively implement COVID-19 countermeasures, even as cases surged to fresh highs.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 25, 2021
Third COVID-19 emergency begins in Tokyo and Osaka area amid virus surge
While the emergency does not entail a hard lockdown of the kind some other countries have imposed, the measures have more teeth than the previous declaration in January.
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BUSINESS
Apr 24, 2021
No holiday mood as Japan virus emergency set to hit tourism and shopping hard
The emergency, set to last from Sunday to May 11, is expected to dramatically impact industries that were hopeful ahead of the usually bountiful Golden Week holidays.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 23, 2021
Suga declares emergency in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo
Effective Sunday, department stores, shopping centers, movie theaters and other large commercial facilities will be asked to close in four prefectures until May 11.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 22, 2021
Coronavirus emergency for Tokyo and Osaka region set to start Sunday
A resurgence of infections is putting pressure on the medical system with just three months until the opening of the Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Apr 22, 2021
Dreams of Nikkei record now distant as virus tamps down euphoria
If the government goes on with the Olympics even as circumstances don't support it, some fear investors overseas will view Japan as incapable of dealing with emergencies.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Apr 22, 2021
IOC president says Tokyo's plan for another state of emergency won't affect Olympics
Bach said the decision is a proactive response appropriate for the Golden Week holiday period.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 21, 2021
Tokyo parks offer respite amid pandemic, but authorities urge vigilance
With their wide, open spaces, large parks have become crowded with people hanging out under the sun, something that is likely to increase during the upcoming Golden Week holidays.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 21, 2021
Osaka governor faces backlash over expansive virus closure requests
The push and pull in Osaka provides a taste of what happens when a public official tries to take proactive measures in Japan, where virus measures remain largely voluntary.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 21, 2021
Tokyo, Osaka and Hyogo set for third coronavirus state of emergency
There are fears that the latest wave — fueled by deadlier, more contagious variants — will be impervious to whatever measures a third emergency might entail.

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