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·      GDP forecast to shrink by 33% in quarter due to COVID-19 crisis (Asahi, 5 May 2020) 

·      Japan’s chambers of commerce get creative in helping local businesses weather pandemic (Japan Times, 5 May 2020) 

·      Japan to help shift manufacturing to ASEAN from China after virus disrupts supply chains (Japan Times, 5 May 2020) 

·      Coronavirus-linked bankruptcies rise sharply in Japan (Kyodo News, 5 May 2020) 

·      Medical workers face severe equipment shortages amid virus spread (Kyodo News, 2 May 2020)

·      Japan’s medical system strained as coronavirus patients fill up available beds (Mainichi, 2 May 2020) 

·      The 91st May Day Central Rally of JTUC-RENGO (JTUC-RENGO, 1 May 2020) 

·      Japan to oblige employers to let pregnant women take virus leave (Asahi, 1 May 2020)

·      PM Abe’s signature cash handout program won’t start soon in many cities (Kyodo News, 1 May 2020)

·      Japan enacts 25.69 trillion yen extra budget for coronavirus package (Kyodo News, 30 April 2020) 

·      Japan begins distributing cash handouts for virus relief (Kyodo News, 30 April 2020) 

·      Message from President for the frontline workers in COVID-19 crisis (JTUC-RENGO, 28 April 2020) 

·      Pandemic problems creating novel labor fixes for farm, hotel sectors (Kyodo News, 29 April 2020) 

·      Japan trash collectors call for residents to help limit infection risks as volume jumps (Mainich, 28 April 2020) 

·      Japan’s surge in COVID-19 infections threatens to derail healthcare system (The Diplomat, 27 April 2020) 

·      For nonregualr workers, request to ‘stay home’ does not apply (Asahi, 27 April 2020) 

·      BOJ expands easing steps to cushion virus’ economic impact (Kyodo News, 27 April 2020) 

·      Japan gov’t submits extra budget for virus rescue package (Kyodo News, 27 April 2020)

·      Foreign workers and students vulnerable as virus-hit Japan firms ax staff (Japan Times, 24 April 2020) 

·      More foreign workers in Mie losing jobs and homes in virus pandemic (Japan Times, 24 April 2020)

·      Coronavirus stigma driving Tokyo's front-line hospitals to edge of collapse (Japan Times, 24 April 2020)

·      Garbage collectors in Japan call for protective gear as they risk virus infection (Japan Times, 23 April 2020)

·      Government expands support to workers (BWI, 22 April 2020)

·      Gov't is offering sex workers financial aid. But they say it's not enough to survive the coronavirus pandemic (CNN, 22 April 2020) 

·      Cash payments for coronavirus program set to start in May (Asahi, 21 April 2020) 

·      Q&A: How do I receive 100,000 yen from the government? (Kyodo News, 20 April 2020) 

·      Coronavirus outbreak sparks harassment at workplaces (Kyodo News, 20 April 2020) 

·      Income for Japan’s nonregular workers falling fast amid virus crisis (Japan Times, 19 April 2020) 

·      Pandemic may force Japan to give up on RCEP agreement for 2020 (Japan Times, 19 April 2020) 

·      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) 


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