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YURIKO KOIKE

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JAPAN
Dec 17, 2020
Tokyo logs record 822 cases and raises alarm as hospitals 'clogged'
The nationwide tally of new cases also hit a record, with media reports putting the figure at 3,211.
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JAPAN
Dec 16, 2020
Suga voices regret over dinner that flouted virus guidelines
The prime minister said he is not thinking of imposing tighter restrictions on movement 'at this time' as a crucial three-week period in fighting COVID-19 ended.
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JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Dec 15, 2020
Politics — not public health — drove Suga U-turn on Go To Travel
The plan to balance the health of the economy against that of people in Japan appeared to hit a wall, as public, political and scientific opposition grew.
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JAPAN
Dec 14, 2020
'Mitsu': Kanji of the year sums up pandemic in Japan 2020
The character, which on its own means 'close' or 'dense,' garnered 28,401 votes — 13.65% of the 208,025 cast in a nationwide poll.
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JAPAN / Politics
Dec 3, 2020
As virus spreads, Japan looks to extend — not cancel — Go To Travel
The central government is planning to move the deadline for the travel subsidy campaign from January to June.
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JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Dec 2, 2020
Local businesses left in limbo as Japan's politicians squabble over Go To Travel campaign
By leaning on governors to determine whether travel and dining subsidies should be suspended in their area, Suga is delegating responsibility — or accountability — to local leaders.
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JAPAN
Dec 1, 2020
Tokyoites over 65 or with pre-existing conditions urged to refrain from using Go To Travel
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike made the request shortly after a meeting with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
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JAPAN
Nov 29, 2020
Some — but not all — Tokyo restaurants close early as virus surges
The metropolitan government will provide u00a5400,000 to each business complying with the request to close by 10 p.m. through Dec. 17. But many are undecided or will refuse to do so.
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JAPAN
Nov 25, 2020
Koike urges Tokyo shops to close early amid virus surge
Tokyo's governor urged residents to avoid nonessential outings and take necessary social distancing measures if they do need to go out.
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JAPAN
Nov 20, 2020
Hospitals in Japan's hard-hit areas stretched amid COVID-19 surge
There is concern that a rising trend in the number of severely ill patients could overwhelm hospitals, health care facilities and intensive care units, delaying critical care.
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JAPAN
Nov 19, 2020
Japan sets another daily record with 2,388 coronavirus cases
“It's crucial that people don't become complacent,” Toshio Nakagawa, president of the Japan Medical Association, stressed.
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JAPAN / Society
Oct 30, 2020
Exhausted emergency fund may force Tokyo into debt and deep cuts
The metropolitan government has already begun to slash expenses, reroute money from other designated funds and borrow cash to alleviate the pressure.
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OLYMPICS
Oct 24, 2020
Tokyo unveils cutting-edge Olympic swimming venue
Tokyo Aquatics Centre will host swimming, artistic swimming and diving during the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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JAPAN
Sep 23, 2020
Suga and Koike agree to move forward with holding Tokyo Games
The two are the latest in a string of top government officials and organizers who have recently tried to quell concerns over whether it is feasible to host the games.
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JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 14, 2020
What's stopping women in Japan's politics from making history? A lot.
Viewed mainly as 'decoration,' female politicians struggle to win support of the Liberal Democratic Party's powerful factions.
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JAPAN
Sep 11, 2020
Tokyo to be included in Go To Travel campaign from October
The campaign kicked off in late July without the capital, despite criticism that subsidizing travel during a pandemic would help spread the virus throughout the country.
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JAPAN
Sep 10, 2020
Tokyo to ease voluntary measures on dining and travel as infections slow
Separately, the central government is reportedly weighing a plan to raise attendance limits at music and sporting events to 20,000 spectators.
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JAPAN
Sep 9, 2020
Tokyo Gov. Koike says postponed Olympics should be held 'by all means'
Japan's Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto also said Tuesday she believes the games should be held next year 'at any cost.'
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JAPAN
Aug 30, 2020
Tokyo records second-lowest daily COVID-19 total in August
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Sunday confirmed 148 cases of the novel coronavirus.
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JAPAN
Aug 27, 2020
Tokyo asks restaurants to continue shortened hours until mid-September
Food establishments located outside of the central 23 wards will be exempted from the request from Monday.

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