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Japan

·      Japan drafts growth strategy for coronavirus-hit economy (Kyodo News, 3 July 2020) 

·      308 Japanese companies affected by U.S. work visa halt: survey (Kyodo News, 3 July 2020) 

·      Focus: Japan single mothers, female “nonregular” workers hard hit by virus (Kyodo News, 3 July 2020) 

·      Job losses top 30,000 as virus continues hitting businesses (Asahi, 3 July 2020) 

·      Japan’s annual tax revenue falls for 1st time in 3 years (Asahi, 2 July 2020) 

·      Applications for welfare jump due to poor labor market amid pandemic (Kyodo News, 1 July 2020) 

·      Japan to focus on female empowerment, support for single mothers (Kyodo News, 1 July 2020) 

·      Coronavirus pushes Japanese business sentiment to 11 year low (Kyodo News, 1 July 2020) 

·      Job openings in Japan experience sharpest monthly drop on record (Asahi, 30 June 2020)

·      Retail sales extend slump as virus curbs keep shoppers away (Asahi, 29 June 2020)  

·      Only 3% of Osaka residents have received 100,000 yen relief money (Asahi, 28 June 2020) 

·      Asylum seekers in Japan face battle for survival in time of coronavirus (Kyodo News, 26 June 2020) 

·      Japan’s foreign students struggle with high bar for coronavirus aid (SCMP, 24 June 2020)

·      Half of telecommuters in Japan work longer than before pandemic (Kyodo News, 24 June 2020)

·      Japan’s essential care workers currently languish at the bottom of the health care pyramid (Japan Times, 20 June 2020) 

·      50% young adults felt education gap during school closures over virus (Kyodo News, 19 June 2020) 

·      Tokyo lifts all coronavirus restrictions on businesses (Kyodo News, 19 June 2020) 

·      Over half of young adults in Japan felt education gap as schools closed over coronavirus (Kyodo News, 19 June 2020) 

·      Record low 1,700 foreign visitors in Japan in May amid pandemic (Kyodo News, 17 June 2020) 

·      Japan’s exports, imports sank in May amid pandemic fallout (Asahi, 17 June 2020) 

·      Japan Diet ends coronavirus-dominated session without extension (Mainichi, 17 June 2020) 

·      Japan’s farming faces falling demand, labor shortage amid pandemic (Kyodo News, 16 June 2020) 

·      Japan scholars urge fair treatment of foreign students over handouts (Kyodo News, 15 June 2020) 

·      Japan to tighten foreign investment regulations on medical fields (Kyodo News, 15 June 2020) 

·      388,000 applications made under Japan’s special loan program amid epidemic (Japan Times, 14 June 2020) 

·      Japan enacts record 31.9 tril. yen extra budget to ease virus impact (Kyodo News, 12 June 2020) 

·      Women bear brunt of recession as pandemic unravels Abe’s ‘Womenomics(Asahi, 12 June 2020) 

·      Japan’s 10 trillion yen to combat pandemic sparks ire as Abe’s ‘pocket money’ (Asahi, 10 June 2020) 

·      Japan’s lower house passes 2nd extra budget for virus package (Kyodo News, 10  June 2020)

·      Number of job losses during pandemic surges past 20,000 (Asahi, 10 June 2020) 

·      Japan considering virus relief payments to overseas residents (Japan Times, 10 June 2020) 

·      5,000 nonregular workers in Japan laid off due to coronavirus fallout (Kyodo News, 9 June 2020) 

·      Japan’s Q1 GDP shrinks less than initial estimate but still faces steep recession (Asahi, 8 June 2020) 

·      Homeless initially excluded from blanket cash handout program in Kochi (Kyodo News, 4 June 2020) 

·      Cabinet accused of wasting more funds on virus countermeasures (Asahi, 4 June 2020) 

·      Pandemic leads to 30% rise in applications for public assistance (Asahi, 2 June 2020) 

·      Ministry takes heat for handling of small business subsidy program (Asahi, 2 June 2020) 

·      COVID-19 crisis sends more than 200 companies into bankruptcy (Asahi, 4 June 2020) 

·      April tax revenues see biggest monthly drop in over a decade (Asahi, 1 June 2020) 

·      Medical waste disposal workers brave infection, heatstroke (Asahi, 1 June 2020) 

·      Japan’s new working visa falls far short of expectations in 1st year (Kyodo News, 29 May 2020) 

·      Largest plunge in job postings ever in Japan amid pandemic (Asahi, 29 May 2020) 

 

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