Thursday, 28 May 2020

News by Country: Japan

Thursday, 21 May 20


·     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 (, 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)

·     Foreign visitors down 99% in April due to virus-linked entry bans (Kyodo News, 14 May 2020) 

·     Japan aims to enact 2nd extra budget by mid-June to fight virus (Kyodo News, 14 May 2020) 

·     Japan to replenish virus-hit firms’ capital with subordinated loans (Kyodo News, 14 May 2020) 

·     Survey: Japanese less trusting of government in health crisis (Asahi, 13 May 2020) 

·     Defending virus handling, Abe signals willingness to compile second extra budget (Japan Times, 11 May 2020) 

·     Japan’s dwindling number of hospital beds highlights need to curb COVID-19 cases (Japan Times, 11 May 2020) 

·     Tokyo starts doling out cash to businesses closed due to coronavirus (Kyodo News, 11 May 2020) 

·     Japan’s ruling bloc agrees on rent relief plan for virus-hit firms (Kyodo News, 8 May 2020) 

·     Japanese gov't, ruling camp mull 2nd extra budget for FY 2020 over virus (Kyodo News, 8 May 2020) 

·     Japan starts handing cash benefits to virus-hit small firms (Kyodo News, 8 May 2020)

·     Foreign workers in Japan hit hard by virus job losses need more help: support groups (Mainichi, 7 May 2020) 

·     Foreign students in Japan losing jobs, chances and hope in pandemic (Asahi, 7 May 2020)

·     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) 


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