Japan fears rapid increase in Omicron Covid-19 variant

Japan fears rapid increase in Omicron Covid-19 variant Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is worried about the growing presence of the Omicron Covid-19 variant. This concerns the gradual increase in detected cases. Therefore, with the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in nations including South Africa and the…

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 to experiment with Covid-19 antibody testing in Miyagi, Osaka, and Tokyo 

Japan to experiment with Covid-19 antibody testing in Miyagi, Osaka, and Tokyo  Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan will focus on coronavirus (Covid-19) antibody testing in June. The regions of Miyagi, Osaka, and Tokyo have been chosen because Miyagi prefecture escaped largely unscathed. However, Tokyo witnessed the highest…