Tokyo Olympics and internal discontent over Covid-19

Tokyo Olympics and internal discontent over Covid-19 Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times Rumors continue about internal discontent within the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) concerning the holding of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. This is based on the continuing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis and increasing deaths in the first months of 2021. Hence, the…

Tokyo Olympics: 11,000 Covid deaths, Osaka crisis, but vaccines for athletes

Tokyo Olympics: 11,000 Covid deaths, Osaka crisis, but vaccines for athletes Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The priorities of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are summed up well by athletes being given vaccination priority despite the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis in Japan.…

Unpopular Tokyo Olympics: Japan Covid-19 serious cases hit a new high

Unpopular Tokyo Olympics: Japan Covid-19 serious cases hit a new high Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics remain unpopular despite the starting date getting nearer. Hence, irrespective of what Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) desire, the opposite remains. The…

Imperial system in Japan based on revisionism concerning a female leader

Imperial system in Japan based on revisionism concerning a female leader Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan is known for being a bastion of political family elites who dominate the ministerial system. Likewise, Japan ranks poorly in countless international benchmarks involving women. This concerns few female business leaders, limited political representation,…

Japan bypasses Emergency: Parts of Hyogo, Osaka, and Miyagi under new measures

Japan bypasses Emergency: Parts of Hyogo, Osaka, and Miyagi under new measures Sawako Uchida and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times Daily infections of coronavirus (Covid-19) are increasing in parts of Japan once more. However, unlike past declarations of a State of Emergency, new measures have been announced outside this declaration. Therefore, fresh confusion abounds concerning…

Japan Health Minister apologizes for the large party despite Covid-19

Japan Health Minister apologizes for the large party despite Covid-19 Kanako Mita and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese minister in charge of Health, Labor, and Welfare apologized deeply for 23 officials enjoying a late-night farewell party despite the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. Thus Tamura Norihisa apologized profusely for betraying the trust of the…

Japan in recent Covid-19 upturn again

Japan in recent Covid-19 upturn again Kanako Mita and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The ebb and flow of coronavirus (Covid-19) in Japan is showing another upturn after coming down from highs earlier in the year. At the moment, apart from Sendai, the figures aren’t alarming to the sense of the previous few months. However,…

Increasing suicide among schoolchildren in Japan

. Increasing suicide among schoolchildren in Japan Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The number of schoolchildren committing suicide in Japan increased once more to 479 deaths in 2020. Thus a familiar depressing statistic was announced concerning childhood deaths in 2020. Yet, despite recent years witnessing new increases, it appears that little…

Japan mimicking America and following the China containment policy

Japan mimicking America and following the China containment policy Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan is mimicking America to the extreme when it comes to Washington’s containment policy of China. Hence, the recent meetings between senior American and Japanese officials in Japan resulted in the same anti-China mantra. Security talks in…

Japan is mulling Covid-19 vaccination travel passports

Japan is mulling Covid-19 vaccination travel passports Sawako Utsumi and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese government is mulling the issuing of coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination passports for international travel. Similarly, the European Union (EU) is touting a similar policy and other nations outside of this trade bloc. However, with vaccinations obviously in their infancy…

Japan utilizes America, Australia, and India to lambast China during the Quad summit

Japan utilizes America, Australia, and India to lambast China during the Quad summit Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan utilized the Quad summit with America, Australia, and India to lambast China. Indeed, this is a familiar tactic while all nations maintain strong economic ties with China…

Tokyo Olympic Committee shamelessly plugs the Olympics on March 11: Earthquake and tsunami

Tokyo Olympic Committee shamelessly plugs the Olympics on March 11: Earthquake and tsunami Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The tenth anniversary of the brutal Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, took place today. However, the President of the Tokyo Organizing Committee, Seiko Hashimoto, shamelessly sought to exploit this tragic…