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28 July 2020

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Japan

·     Supermarket staff risk infection, shoppers’ ire as labor shortages bite in virus-hit Japan (Mainichi, 19 April 2020) 

·     Japan’s bed vacancy rate for virus patients in urban areas below 20%: survey (Mainichi, 19 April 2020) 

·     Agency to match jobless interns with companies seeking workers (Asahi, 18 April 2020) 

·     ‘Missing’ interns from Vietnam fear coronavirus but can’t go home (Asahi, 18 April 2020) 

·     Abe apologizes for bungling cash payment plan on coronavirus (Asahi, 18 April 2020) 

·     Japan promises swift coronavirus payouts, starting in May (Asahi, 17 April 2020) 

·     Abe orders budget rewrite to add 100,000-yen handouts to all (Asahi, 16 April 2020) 

·     Abe pressed to pay out more cash as virus hits economy (Asahi, 16 April 2020)

·     Japan may pay out JPY100,000 per person to aid pandemic-hit economy (Japan Times, 15 April 2020)

·     Tokyo plans ¥800 billion emergency COVID-19 spending measure (Japan Times, 15 April 2020)

·     Tokyo Uber Eats union demands hazard pay (Japan Today, 11 April 2020)

·     Japan auto industry vows to protect jobs amid virus crisis (Asahi, 10 April 2020) 

·     Coronavirus fears give rise to stigma in Japan’s local communities (Japan Times, 9 April 2020) 

·     Japan to lure exhausted workers to parks … to work (Asahi, 8 April 2020)

·     Pregnant workers call for more protection against virus (Asahi, 8 April 2020) 

·     Japan's $1tn stimulus offers $18,000 to mom and pop businesses (Nikkei, 7 April 2020)

·     Companies pull job offers for new graduates as virus takes toll (Asahi, 5 April 2020) 

·     Coronavirus hits hiring in Japan's crucial manufacturing sector (Nikkei, 3 April 2020) 

·     Households to get 300,000 yen in relief for losses from coronavirus (Asahi, 3 April 2020)

·     Foreign workers in Japan earn only 70% of average pay (Nikkei, 1 April 2020)  

·     Japan to give one-year tax grace period for virus-hit companies (Nikkei, 27 March 2020)

·     Japan working to hammer out $500bn stimulus package (Nikkei, 25 March 2020) 

·     Japan Post plans to cut as many as 10,000 jobs (Nikkei, 23 March 2020) 

·     RENGO’s requests on maintaining and securing the whole supply-chain (JTUC-RENGO, 19 March 2020) 

·     BOJ expands monetary stimulus to defend economy from coronavirus (Nikkei, 16 March 2020)

·     Spread of new coronavirus in Japan - labour and management strengthen efforts to prevent widespread infection (JILAF, 13 March 2020)

·     RENGO’s urgent requests to Chief Cabinet Secretary on the Novel Coronavirus response (JTUC-RENGO, 5 March 2020)  



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