Tag Archives: Japan

Japan falls into recession as U.S., Europe weigh COVID-19 risks amid reopening – National

Japan falls into recession as U.S., Europe weigh COVID-19 risks amid reopening - National

Japan’s economy plunged into recession in the first quarter as the coronavirus pandemic squelched business activity, while leaders in the U.S. and Europe are weighing the risks and rewards of lifting COVID-19 restrictions knowing that a vaccine could take years to develop. China, which reported just seven new cases on …

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Coronavirus: Japan expected to lift state of emergency, but not for Tokyo – National

Coronavirus: Japan expected to lift state of emergency, but not for Tokyo - National

Japan is expected to lift a state of emergency across a large part of the country on Thursday but the capital Tokyo will likely remain under restrictions until there is a convincing containment of the coronavirus. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to hold a news conference at 6 p.m. …

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Coronavirus: Google travel data shows movement in U.S., compliance in Brazil, Japan – National

Coronavirus: Google travel data shows movement in U.S., compliance in Brazil, Japan - National

More people stayed home in Brazil, Japan and Singapore in April as those countries’ novel coronavirus cases surged, while people in the United States and Australia returned to parks and jobs as infection rates flattened, data from Google show. The latest weekly update of aggregated travel patterns Google collected from …

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Coronavirus: With no fear of penalties, Japanese defy stay-at-home requests – National

Coronavirus: With no fear of penalties, Japanese defy stay-at-home requests - National

Under Japan’s coronavirus state of emergency, people have been asked to stay home. Many are not. Some still have to commute to their jobs despite risks of infection, while others continue to dine out, picnic in parks and crowd into grocery stores with scant regard for social distancing. On Wednesday, …

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Holding Olympics in 2021 will be ‘difficult’ without coronavirus vaccine: official – National

Holding Olympics in 2021 will be ‘difficult’ without coronavirus vaccine: official - National

It is too early to consider lifting Japan’s state of emergency over the coronavirus, the head of the Japan Medical Association said on Tuesday, adding that it will be difficult for Tokyo to host the Olympics next year without an effective vaccine. The comments by the head of the powerful physician’s lobby …

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148 coronavirus cases confirmed on cruise ship docked in Japan: official – National

148 coronavirus cases confirmed on cruise ship docked in Japan: official - National

Nearly 150 cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed among crew members of an Italian cruise ship docked in Japan after health authorities finished testing everyone on board, an official said on Saturday. The Nagasaki prefecture official said 57 more crew had tested positive, bringing the total infections on board …

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Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympic organizers, IOC clash over who pays for postponement – National

Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympic organizers, IOC clash over who pays for postponement - National

An open conflict broke out Tuesday between Tokyo Olympic organizers and the IOC over who will pay for the unprecedented year-long postponement. Tokyo spokesman Masa Takaya said the organizing committee has asked the Switzerland-based International Olympic Committee to remove a comment from its website suggesting that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe …

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Tokyo Olympics not possible without new structure, limited participation: expert – National

Tokyo Olympics not possible without new structure, limited participation: expert - National

A Japanese professor of infectious disease says he is “very pessimistic” the postponed Tokyo Olympics can open in 15 months. “To be honest with you, I don’t think the Olympics is likely to be held next year,” Kentaro Iwata, a professor of infectious disease at Kobe University, said Monday speaking …

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Coronavirus: Japan sees rise in infections as new cases drop in South Korea – National

Coronavirus: Japan sees rise in infections as new cases drop in South Korea - National

South Korea reported just eight more cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, the first time a daily increase has dropped to single digits in about two months. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the additional figures raised the country’s total to 10,661, including 234 deaths. It said …

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Coronavirus: Japan’s medical system on verge of collapse, doctors say – National

Coronavirus: Japan’s medical system on verge of collapse, doctors say - National

Hospitals in Japan are increasingly turning away sick people as the country struggles with surging coronavirus infections and its emergency medical system collapses. In one recent case, an ambulance carrying a man with a fever and difficulty breathing was rejected by 80 hospitals and forced to search for hours for …

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