Japan coronavirus

Japan ready to expand virus restrictions as infections surge

The measures are expected to last for about three weeks in 16 regions, including Okinawa, Yamaguchi and Hiroshima, which were already placed under some restrictions earlier this month.

published on : 18th January 2022

Japan approves new restrictions for areas hard hit by COVID

The new measures include earlier closing hours for restaurants, a ban on serving alcohol and restrictions on large-scale events.

published on : 7th January 2022

Japan starts booster COVID vaccinations amid omicron scare

Booster shots for elderly people, who received their initial inoculations starting in April, are expected to begin in January.

published on : 1st December 2021

Japan suspends new flight reservations as omicron spreads

The transportation ministry said the request is an emergency precaution amid growing worry over the spread of the new omicron variant.

published on : 1st December 2021

Japan confirms first case of new omicron coronavirus variant

Japan confirmed on Tuesday its first case of the new omicron coronavirus variant, a visitor who recently arrived from Namibia.

published on : 30th November 2021

COVID created more long-term unemployment in Japan

The monthly average number of unemployed people for any length of time decreased by 110,000 to 1.91 million.

published on : 18th November 2021

Japan had no COVID-19 deaths first time in 15 months

Japan reported no daily deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday for the first time in 15 months, as infections decline rapidly in the country.

published on : 8th November 2021

Trains packed with commuters as Japan fully ends emergency

Outgoing Japan PM Yoshihide Suga thanked the people for their patience and cooperation, and asked them to stick to their basic anti-virus measures.

published on : 1st October 2021

Japan set to lift all virus emergency steps nationwide

With the lifting, Japan will be entirely free of any emergency requirements for the first time since April.

published on : 28th September 2021

Coronavirus impact: Japan backs off from hosting 2021 FIFA Club World Cup

The Club World Cup was last held in Japan in 2016, and the JFA had planned to host the 2021 edition as part of its 100th anniversary celebrations, Kyodo said.

published on : 8th September 2021

Japan imposes 'emergency' measures against virus

New daily COVID-19 cases totaled 25,146 people nationwide, averaging 20,307 a day this week, up from 14,729 last week, the Health Ministry said.

published on : 20th August 2021

First coronavirus case reported in Paralympic Village in Tokyo

There have not yet been infections reported among athletes in the Village, which opened to Paralympians on Tuesday.

published on : 19th August 2021

Japan expands coronavirus emergency after record spikes amid Olympics

The upsurge in cases in Tokyo despite more than two weeks of emergency measures is raising doubts that they can effectively slow infections.

published on : 30th July 2021

Amidst Olympics frenzy, Tokyo's coronavirus cases hit record highs

Tokyo reported 3,865 new cases Thursday, up from 3,177 on Wednesday and double the numbers a week ago, setting an all-time high since the pandemic began early last year.

published on : 29th July 2021

Coronavirus impact: At Tokyo Olympics, winners will put medals around their own necks

The “very significant change” to traditional medal ceremonies in the 339 events was revealed Wednesday by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach.

published on : 14th July 2021
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