By Wang Hui-sheng 王輝生 On the eve of the 11th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, the government announced its intention to lift a ban on food imports from five Japanese prefectures near the nuclear power plant in Fukushima Dai-ichi, thus turning a “stumbling block”.Read More →

Author: Ben Ascione, Waseda University Japan’s political calendar in 2021 has been dominated by the government’s commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics postponed to July amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the election of the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in power in September and the lower house elections inRead More →

Japan approves the Merck Covid pill Delivery of first batch of 1.6 million doses could start as early as Monday, PM says Patients who received Molnupiravir within five days of developing symptoms of the coronavirus were 30% less likely to be hospitalized or die than those who received a placebo,Read More →

Kyodo News Tokyo, Japan ● Sun 12 December 2021 2021-12-12 14:00 0 7c8de5fbfa8fecad7676baf1830e775a 2 Asia and pacific Japan, boycott, Olympics, Beijing, Winter Olympics, diplomacy To free Japan plans to not send Cabinet ministers to next year’s Beijing Olympics, in line with the US-led diplomatic boycott amid growing criticism of China’sRead More →

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday expressed support for Taiwan’s participation as an observer at the annual conference of the decision-making body of the World Health Organization, according to Kyodo News. Taiwan is not allowed to join most international organizations due to resistance from China, which claims full sovereigntyRead More →

Almost overnight, Japan became an astonishing and somewhat mysterious coronavirus achievement. New daily COVID-19 cases have fallen from a peak of nearly 6,000 in mid-August in Tokyo, with the number of cases in the densely populated capital now consistently below 100, an 11-month low. The bars are packed, the trainsRead More →