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News by Country: Japan

28 July 2020

Japan

·     Japan to conduct 1st nationwide virus-linked mental health survey (Kyodo News, 27 July 2020) 

·     Japan to ask firms to ensure at least 70% of staff work from home (Japan Times, 26 July 2020) 

·     Japan’s average minimum wage should stay the same amid virus resurgence: panel (Mainichi, 23 July 2020) 

·     Japan ministries to make separate virus budget requests for FY2021 (Mainichi, 21 July 2020) 

·     Japan 1st half exports fall 15%, sharpest drop in decade due to virus (Kyodo News, 20 July 2020) 

·     Graduate job hunting drags on in Japan as pandemic stalls hiring process (Japan Times, 15 July 2020) 

·     Striking medical workers warn pay reduction jeopardises patient care (The Chronicle-Herald, 15 July 2020) 

·     BOJ expects economy to shrink 4.7% in fiscal 2020 due to pandemic (Japan Times, 15 July 2020) 

·     Foreign visitors to Japan drop 99.9% in June for 3rd straight month (Kyodo News, 15 July 2020) 

·     Hospitals in Japan cut bonuses (Japan Times, 14 July 2020) 

·     Japan prepares support for foreign technical trainees fired amid pandemic (Japan Times, 14 July 2020) 

·     Japan’s June business failures hit monthly high for the year (Japan Times, 8 July 2020) 

·     Japan household spending down by record amount (Japan Times, 7 July 2020) 

·     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) 

 

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