Switzerland urging high-risk groups to Covid-19 to sign ‘do not resuscitate’

Switzerland urging high-risk groups to Covid-19 to sign ‘do not resuscitate’ Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The population of Switzerland is approximately 8.6 million and is viewed to be a wealthy nation. However, during the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, vulnerable groups are being urged to sign ‘do not resuscitate’ orders. Yet, the…

Singapore introduces tighter travel restrictions on people traveling from Japan

Singapore introduces tighter travel restrictions on people traveling from Japan Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The government of Singapore is tightening travel restrictions on people entering from the nation of Japan. This relates to increasing coronavirus (Covid-19) infections in Japan. Japan and Singapore had signed a reciprocal agreement in September regarding travel.…

Australia and Japan agree on a historic Defense Pact

Australia and Japan agree on a historic Defense Pact Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan and Prime Minister Scott Morrison have agreed in principle to a significant Defense Pact. Of course, China isn’t happy about events. However, democratic nations need to focus on strengthening their respective…

The Japanese government calls for Covid-19 workplace measures: Telework month

The Japanese government calls for Covid-19 workplace measures: Telework month Sawako Utsumi and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese government is concerned by recent national and regional coronavirus (Covid-19) highs. Hence, with influenza and the winter season on the horizon, the government is calling for more anti-coronavirus workplace measures to be implemented. Nishimura Yasutoshi,…

Nikkei above 26,000 in high not seen since 1991: Japanese worry about Covid-19

Nikkei above 26,000 in high not seen since 1991: Japanese worry about Covid-19 Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese stock market in Tokyo reached 26,000 but the Nikkei isn’t painting the real picture of the economy. Instead, wealthy financial institutions and investors are making a killing out of government stimulus…

Covid-19 clusters up by 26 percent in Japan

Covid-19 clusters up by 26 percent in Japan Kanako Mita and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times Coronavirus (Covid-19) clusters in Japan increased by 26 percent in the week ending November 9. Hence, with new daily records of coronavirus being reported last week, the trend is pointing in a negative direction. In total, 130 clusters or…

Teleworkers face increased hacking in Japan during Covid-19

Teleworkers face increased hacking in Japan during Covid-19 Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to Kaspersky Labs, a gradual increase of cyberattacks is happening during the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis that involves telework in Japan. Hence, greater security and vigilance are needed by organizations and individuals alike. Major cities in Japan have…

Armenia in crisis because of events in Nagorno-Karabakh: Deeds of NATO Turkey

Armenia in crisis because of events in Nagorno-Karabakh: Deeds of NATO Turkey Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Armenian populated Nagorno-Karabakh region is in shock after recent battleground setbacks in and around this region. Thus the announcement by the leader of Armenia to an agreement with Azerbaijan of ending the conflict…

African Union calls for an immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia: Tensions in Tigray

African Union calls for an immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia: Tensions in Tigray Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Ethiopia is multi-ethnic and multi-religious and many faultlines exist. Thus, issues around power concentration, regional dynamics, political differences, and ethnic issues can quickly spiral out of control. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed…

Russia sends peacekeepers to Nagorno-Karabakh: France is watching events

Russia sends peacekeepers to Nagorno-Karabakh: France is watching events Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation agreed with Armenia and Azerbaijan to send peacekeepers to the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Hence, 1,960 military personnel from the Russian Federation will monitor and help to de-escalate military tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan.…

Art of Japan: Beauty in simplicity!

Art of Japan: Beauty in simplicity! Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The delightful school of rinpa (rimpa) art covers a notable art form that hails from Japan. Rinpa spans many centuries and in modern times this art form continues to represent Japanese high culture. Therefore, international and internal exhibitions continue to inspire. Nichiren Buddhism…

Hokkaido Covid-19 increase alarms people

Hokkaido Covid-19 increase alarms people Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus crisis in Hokkaido, northern Japan, is rearing up again. Yet recent new infections are new all-time highs in this part of Japan. Therefore, the longevity of the situation and new fresh highs – along with the plummeting temperature – is…