Is the nation ready for a long battle against COVID-19?

Editorials Apr 2, 2020

Is the nation ready for a long battle against COVID-19?

Many major cities around the globe have implemented lockdowns, but Japan’s big cities such as Tokyo and Osaka have not yet followed suit. Because of that, a sense of crisis about the coronavirus pandemic among the public seems relatively low. In New York, a ...

LDP mulls support for Yuriko Koike's re-election as Tokyo governor

National Mar 25, 2020

LDP mulls support for Yuriko Koike's re-election as Tokyo governor

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is considering supporting the re-election of Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike in the July 5 gubernatorial poll, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday. LDP Secretary-General Toshihiro Nikai, who sees Koike as "a candidate who can win," apparently overrode the wish ...