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Japan

·     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) 

·     Coronavirus changing landscape of Japan’s sharing economy (Kyodo News, 28 May 2020) 

·     Coronavirus to cut foreign visitor’s spending in Japan by 22 bil. (Kyodo News, 27 May 2020)

·     Handouts of up to 1.5 million yen in cards for those in entertainment (Asahi, 27 May 2020) 

·     Japan eyes fresh 117 trillion yen stimulus to combat pandemic pain (Asahi, 27 May 2020)  

·     Japan aims to revive virus-hit tourism industry by footing bill (Kyodo News, 26 May 2020) 

·     Lifting of emergency over coronavirus leaves businesses with mixed feelings (Kyodo News, 26 May 2020) 

·     Abe declares coronavirus emergency over in Japan (Kyodo News, 25 May 2020) 

·     Kyoto hotels hit by 90% slump in foreign stays as pandemic takes toll (Kyodo News, 25 May 2020) 

·     Japan mulls giving 200,000 yen per staff at hospitals treating virus (Kyodo News, 24 May 2020) 

·     Job-seeker harassment coming under increased scrutiny in Japan (Kyodo News, 23 May 2020) 

·     Economic gloom as 10,000-plus made jobless due to coronavirus (Asahi, 23 May 2020) 

·     Coronavirus worsens lives of Japan’s elderly workers as pandemic shuts businesses (SCMP, 22 June 2020) 

·     BOJ to provide 30 tril. yen to aid virus-hit small firms (Kyodo News, 22 May 2020) 

·     Only top 30% of foreign students to be eligible for gov’t handouts (Kyodo News, 21 May 2020) 

·     Recession-hit Japan’s exports, imports fall due to pandemic (Asahi, 21 May 2020) 

·     Japan’s rigid coronavirus travel ban leaves foreign workers in a quandary (SCMP, 20 May 2020) 

·     Recession-hit Japan’s exports, imports fall due to pandemic (Asahi, 21 May 2020) 

·     Over 3 mil. jobs could be lost in Japan due to coronavirus (Kyodo News, 20 May 2020)

·     Gov’t OKs cash handouts to struggling students amid pandemic (Kyodo News, 19 May 2020) 

·     Temp workers’ jobs in peril, but ministry lacks clear picture (Asahi, 18 May 2020) 

·     Public housing inquiries top 1,100 in Japan as pandemic leaves people homeless (Mainichi, 18 May 2020) 

·     Japan’s initial goal of V-shaped recovery not on horizon (Kyodo News, 18 May 2020) 

·     Japan slides into recession as economy shrinks 3.4% (Kyodo News, 18 May 2020) 

·     Japanese firms cautious about new-grad hires on unclear virus impact (Kyodo News, 17 May 2020) 

·     COVID-19 doctors lack fresh masks, hazard pay-union survey (Canada.com, 17 May 2020)

·     1st workers’ comp. OK’d for those who test positive through working (Asahi, 16 May 2020) 

·     Abe’s signature virus-relief cash program faces barrage of criticism (Kyodo News, 15 May 2020) 

·     Coronavirus could last years, says economist urging more tests, support (Asahi, 15 May 2020)

 

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