Japan weighs ¥10 trillion extra budget to counter coronavirus, report says

The government is considering compiling an extra budget worth around ¥10 trillion to offset the economic…

Japan Airlines offers discounted coronavirus tests to travelers

Japan Airlines Co. began offering discounted coronavirus tests to travelers Friday after teaming up with a…

Halloween revelry in Japan to take new forms during pandemic

Halloween in Japan is expected to be celebrated in new ways this year, at socially distanced…

Japan researchers show masks block coronavirus, but not perfectly

Japanese researchers showed that masks can offer protection from airborne coronavirus particles, but even professional-grade coverings…

Japan weighs easing coronavirus rule for short business trips from abroad

Japan is considering exempting businesspeople entering Japan on a 72-hour or less short stay from the…

Japan expects fewer babies in 2021 as pandemic hits pregnancies

Japan expects to see the number of newborns drop sharply next year, as the number of…

New grad job offer cancellations hit nine-year high in Japan amid pandemic

The number of new graduate’s job offers that have been canceled has topped 200 for the…

Docu Meme highlights unseen victims of coronavirus pandemic in Japan

As the number of novel coronavirus infections continues to grow, so do the stigmas and stereotypes…

Pfizer, BioNTech Start Combined Trials of Covid-19 Vaccine Candidate in Japan

Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this…

Major travel agency JTB to close 20% of outlets in Japan amid pandemic

Major travel agency JTB Corp. is planning to close around 20% of its outlets in Japan,…

Japan exports fall amid slow recovery from pandemic downturn

TOKYO (AP) – Japan’s exports fell at a slower pace in September in a sign that…

Coronavirus survives on skin five times longer than flu, Japan study finds

The coronavirus remains active on human skin for nine hours, Japanese researchers have found, in a…

The individual makes a comeback in Japan amid COVID-19

The idea that a group is more important than an individual is drummed into many Japanese…

Japan considers relaxing travel advisories issued early in pandemic

Japan is considering lowering travel advisories that it issued for all countries and regions in response…

Interest in nursing care jobs grows in Japan as pandemic drags on

Jobs in nursing care are becoming more attractive for people in Japan amid worsening prospects in…

Japan to test coronavirus measures by filling stadium with 27,000 people

The government will test measures for preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus at events with…

Record 96,000 Japan households receive rent support amid pandemic

A record 96,000 households have received rent support from the government due to falling incomes amid…

Japan eyes additional stimulus package to spur virus-hit economy

Japan is considering an additional economic stimulus package focusing on boosting consumption dampened by the novel…

Japan Supercomputer Shows Humidity Affects Aerosol Spread Of Coronavirus

TOKYO: A Japanese supercomputer showed that humidity can have a large effect on the dispersion of…

Budget airlines in Japan struggle amid pandemic

Budget airlines operating in Japan have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with many struggling…

Australia in travel talks with Singapore, Japan, Korea as COVID-19 cases ease

MELBOURNE: Australia is in talks with Japan, South Korea, Singapore and South Pacific nations on reopening…

Coronavirus: Suicide rate rises among schoolchildren and women during pandemic in Japan

A rise in the number of suicides in Japan in August was fuelled by women and…

Japan pledges $130 million for fair access to COVID-19 vaccines

Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Thursday that Japan will contribute more than $130 million to an…

Japan August household spending down 6.9% on year amid pandemic

Household spending fell a real 6.9 percent in August from a year earlier, as people refrained…

Suicide spike in Japan shows mental health toll of COVID-19

The number of suicides rose in Japan in August due to more women and school-aged children…

BOJ chief says Japan is on recovery track from pandemic pain

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said on Thursday the economy was starting to pick up…

Coronavirus-linked business failures reach 600 in Japan

The cumulative number of corporate bankruptcies due to the impacts of the novel coronavirus epidemic reached…

Japan eyes stress test on major banks to gauge impact of COVID-19

Authorities plan to conduct further stress tests on Japan’s five major financial institutions this year to…

Japan denies plan to approve Avigan as COVID-19 treatment in November

Health minister Norihisa Tamura on Tuesday denied media reports that the government plans to approve the…

The not-so-secret allure of camping in Japan amid a pandemic

After being excluded from the promotional campaign for more than two months, Tokyo residents were finally…