Japan Covid-19 serious cases reach a new high

Japan Covid-19 serious cases reach a new high Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The number of serious coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in Japan reached a new high today. This is following on from recent fresh infection highs in several parts of the nation. Therefore, the national government and local governments hit hard…

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…

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…

Japan will not sign the United Nations Nuclear Ban Treaty based on geopolitics

Japan will not sign the United Nations Nuclear Ban Treaty based on geopolitics Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan is protected by the nuclear umbrella of the United States. Hence with Northeast Asia being a major area of competing militaries that have nuclear weapons, then naturally Japan refuses to join the…

US firm alleges China hacking Japan Covid-19 projects: Skepticism is needed

US firm alleges China hacking Japan Covid-19 projects: Skepticism is needed Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga needs a calm head because these days China is being blamed for countless things. Often, without clear evidence that it is related to state involvement. According to an information security firm…

PM Suga of Japan to visit Vietnam and Indonesia: Anti-China hawks need silencing

PM Suga of Japan to visit Vietnam and Indonesia: Anti-China hawks need silencing Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga claims to want to preserve the mantle of his predecessor, Shinzo Abe. Yet, some individuals in his Cabinet appear more hawkish towards China and the Russian Federation. Therefore, if…

2011 tsunami hit Minamisanriku to open a Memorial Park

2011 tsunami hit Minamisanriku to open a Memorial Park Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The tragedy of March 11, 2011, will never be forgotten because of the sheer brutality of the Great East Japan Earthquake (2011 Tohoku Earthquake). Indeed, the convulsions of the potency of the earthquake triggered the tsunami that…

Fast-tracking of Avigan is on the books in Japan

Fast-tracking of Avigan is on the books in Japan Kanako Mita and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The fast-tracking of Avigan (favipiravir) in Japan for Coronavirus (Covid-19) appears to be on the books. This relates to the Japanese government seeking to approve Avigan for treatment in November. Avigan is used for influenza but the speed…

The Japan government to shoulder all Covid-19 vaccination costs

The Japan government to shoulder all Covid-19 vaccination costs Kanako Mita and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in Japan had its proposal by the Health Sciences Council approved. This relates to providing free coronavirus vaccinations (Covid-19) to all people who reside in Japan. Therefore, Japanese and foreign residents…

The poetry of bygone times in old Japan

The poetry of bygone times in old Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The highly esteemed poet Kakinomoto no Hitomaro comes from old Japan. He is deemed to be one of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals based on his prominence in volumes 1 and 2 of the highly acclaimed Man’yōshū. Therefore, this waka poet who belongs…