South Korea in new coronavirus spike: Japan watching events anxiously

South Korea in new coronavirus spike: Japan watching events anxiously Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The government of South Korea announced the biggest increase in new coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in seven weeks. Hence, it highlights the problem facing nations because clusters can easily emerge. Despite the international media lauding South Korea,…

Austria, Czechia, Hungary, and Slovakia to ease border restrictions: Covid-19 success

Austria, Czechia, Hungary, and Slovakia to ease border restrictions: Covid-19 success Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The governments of Austria, Czechia, Hungary, and Slovakia hope to ease border areas by the middle of June. This is based on containing the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis with respective success. Currently deaths per million are…

Egypt kills 21 Sunni Islamist terrorists in two pre-emptive strikes

Egypt kills 21 Sunni Islamist terrorists in two pre-emptive strikes Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Egypt took preventative measures against Sunni Islamic terrorists who were planning terrorist attacks. This took place in two separate locations in northern Sinai. The Ministry of Interior announced that security forces killed 21…

The covid-19 crisis in America and Brazil is beset by political and social discord

The covid-19 crisis in America and Brazil is beset by political and social discord Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis is witnessing the divisions that exist in America and Brazil. Hence, while the United Kingdom is dealing with the coronavirus crisis abysmally, political and social cohesion remains despite…

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…

Germany to protect health care sector from non-EU takeovers: Covid-19 legacy

Germany to protect health care sector from non-EU takeovers: Covid-19 legacy Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Germany is seeking to protect the health care sector from takeovers from non-European Union nations. This is in response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. The announced new policy is aimed at preventing foreign takeovers in…

Japan in recession unsurprisingly given the economic convulsions of Covid-19

Japan in recession unsurprisingly given the economic convulsions of Covid-19 Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The economic convulsions of coronavirus (Covid-19) and declining economic activity mean nations face enormous uncertainty. Hence, Japan was already braced for the announced recession, just like other major economies. Of course, 2020 was meant to be…

Brazil covid-19 crisis and political inertia: 15,633 deaths and 14,919 new cases 

Brazil covid-19 crisis and political inertia: 15,633 deaths and 14,919 new cases  Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The international coronavirus crisis (Covid-19) is notable by the deep political divisions in America and Brazil. In turn, people on both extremes are being polarized by political elites. However, in Brazil, the polarization is…

Austria, Czechia, and Slovakia in possible border openings: Covid-19 crisis

Austria, Czechia, and Slovakia in possible border openings: Covid-19 crisis Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus (Covid-19) devastated parts of Europe including Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. However, others throughout the Baltics, Nordic nations, and Visegrad Group have dealt with the crisis to a higher degree. Sweden…

US intention in Syria is a quagmire for Russia: Cyprus, Turkey, and Islamists

US intention in Syria is a quagmire for Russia: Cyprus, Turkey, and Islamists Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The endless conflict in Syria is at a dreaded stalemate where America and Turkey seek an endless quagmire for Syria and the Russian Federation. For America, even if Sunni Islamists have cleansed Alawites,…