Over 170 dead from Yellow Fever in Nigeria

Over 170 dead from Yellow Fever in Nigeria Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yellow Fever is responsible for over 170 deaths in Nigeria since an outbreak was confirmed last month. The death toll is high because only 530 suspected cases have been reported. Therefore, the fear is that the crisis will…

Art of Japan and the continuing flow of Rinpa

Art of Japan and the continuing flow of Rinpa art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Ishizaki Kōyō (1884-1947) was born into a wealthy family in the prefecture of Toyama. During his lifetime, he witnessed the modernization of the Meiji period, the liberalizing period of Taishō, and the nationalist period of Shōwa.…

Seriously ill Covid-19 cases reach a record high in Japan

Seriously ill Covid-19 cases reach a record high in Japan Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The number of seriously ill coronavirus (Covid-19) cases reached a record high in Japan. Hence, with 472 people deemed critical, it is clear that certain parts of Japan are witnessing a growing problem. Despite this, it…

Tokyo Covid-19 daily infections reach a new high again

Tokyo Covid-19 daily infections reach a new high again Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo reached another new daily coronavirus (Covid-19) infection high of 570 people. Thus the continuing increase in new infections isn’t abating in Tokyo. Therefore, the local government needs to implement tighter restrictions and formulate new policies. At the…

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…

Japan Covid-19 increase is pressurizing the cluster busting approach

Japan Covid-19 increase is pressurizing the cluster busting approach Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan and regional governments have emphasized the need to prevent coronavirus (Covid-19) clusters from reaching the wider community. At the same time, by focusing on curtailing clusters then infections were kept down. However, with the…

Art of Japan: A bird enjoying the fruit of life

Art of Japan: A bird enjoying the fruit of life Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sakai Hōitsu (1761-1829) produced countless stunning art pieces during his lifetime. Interestingly, in the last few decades of his life, he became a Buddhist monk and lived a life of solitude. In the art of two delightful pieces you…

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.…

Mexico Covid-19 deaths officially reach over 100,000

Mexico Covid-19 deaths officially reach over 100,000 Kanako Mita and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis in Mexico is showing no signs of abating. Hence, with 100,000 known official deaths – but the real figure being between 140,000 to 150,000 – the deaths will continue to flow for many months to come.…

Tokyo Covid-19 daily infections reach a new high of 534

Tokyo Covid-19 daily infections reach a new high of 534 Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo reached a new high of daily coronavirus (Covid-19) infections today. The new high of 534 is following a pattern seen in other parts of Japan. Therefore, the national high of over 2,200 daily infections was recently…

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…