Japan new daily high for Covid-19 deaths

Japan new daily high for Covid-19 deaths Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The highest daily death toll from the coronavirus (Covid-19) occurred yesterday in Japan. At the same time, well over half a million people are recuperating at home despite Japan closing its border to foreign nationals. Therefore, the highest record of…

PM Kishida mulls quasi-emergency concerning Covid-19 in 3 prefectures

PM Kishida mulls quasi-emergency concerning Covid-19 in 3 prefectures Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is mulling a quasi-emergency concerning the coronavirus (Covid-19) in three prefectures. Other prefectures are likely to follow if current daily coronavirus infections keep on increasing. The three prefectures of immediate concern are Hiroshima, Okinawa,…

Japan border controls tightened on new Covid variant first noted in Botswana

Japan border controls tightened on new Covid variant first noted in Botswana Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is tightening border controls in Japan concerning the new coronavirus variant that is raising enormous anxiety. Hence, tighter border controls have been announced for nations connected with Southern Africa. Therefore, tighter…

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…

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…

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,…

Aichi ends the Covid-19 State of Emergency

Aichi ends the Covid-19 State of Emergency Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times Hideaki Omura, the Governor of Aichi, lifted the coronavirus (Covid-19) State of Emergency based on the reduction of infections. Hence, the State of Emergency between August 6 and 24 appears to have halted the crisis. The main concern is Nagoya…

Aichi to declare a Covid-19 State of Emergency from August 6

Aichi to declare a Covid-19 State of Emergency from August 6 Sawako Utsumi and Noriko Watanabe  Modern Tokyo Times  The prefecture of Aichi will declare a State of Emergency between August 6 and 24 based on increasing coronavirus (Covid-19) infections. This notably applies to Nagoya and the surrounding region. Therefore, this will affect many Japanese…

U.S. Embassy in Tokyo warns Americans about coronavirus and hints at suspicions 

U.S. Embassy in Tokyo warns Americans about coronavirus and hints at suspicions  Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan appears to be entering a new phase of increasing daily coronavirus (Covid-19) cases. Naturally, people in Japan are worried about this. Hence the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo is also monitoring events carefully. Therefore,…

President Trump utters that the Tokyo Olympic Games would be better to be canceled

President Trump utters that the Tokyo Olympic Games would be better to be canceled Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America pointedly suggested that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics should be canceled for one year. The leader of America is suggesting this based on the continuing international coronavirus (Covid-19)…