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Izumi Nakagawa

Wary of security issues, Japan's government moves to shut China out of its drone supply chain

Oct 29 2020

TOKYO Japan may effectively shut off China from supplying drones to its government to protect sensitive information, according to six people in government and the ruling party familiar with the matter, as part of a broad effort to bolster national security.

Japan may need to consider compiling third extra budget: senior LDP lawmaker

Oct 09 2020

TOKYO Japan may need to consider compiling another extra budget to help its economy if the current reserve fund is not enough to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, a senior ruling party lawmaker said on Friday.

Japan's Shinzo Abe likely to stay on as premier, close ally says

Aug 25 2020

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to fulfill his tenure as head of the ruling party, and therefore premier, until his term ends in September next year, one of his closest aides told Reuters on Tuesday.

Proponent of Abenomics blasts Japan's tourism campaign as pandemic rages on

Aug 03 2020

TOKYO Japan's multibillion-dollar campaign aimed at reviving domestic tourism is ill-timed and not the best use of taxpayer money, said Yutaka Harada, a former central bank board member and vocal advocate of premier Shinzo Abe's "Abenomics" policies.

Proponent of Abenomics blasts Japan's tourism campaign as pandemic rages on

Aug 03 2020

TOKYO, Aug 3 Japan's multibillion-dollar campaign aimed at reviving domestic tourism is ill-timed and not the best use of taxpayer money, said Yutaka Harada, a former central bank board member and vocal advocate of premier Shinzo Abe's "Abenomics" policies.

With apps and remote medicine, Japan offers glimpse of doctor visits in post-corona era

Jul 08 2020

TOKYO The coronavirus crisis has prompted Japan to ease regulations on remote medical treatment, creating an opening for tech companies and offering a glimpse of the future of healthcare in the world's most rapidly ageing society.

Japan expected to compile next econ stimulus in fall, says PM Abe's ally

Jun 22 2020

TOKYO Japan is expected to compile a stimulus package to boost the economy in the autumn, as its previous two packages were aimed at preventing firms and households from bankruptcy amid the coronavirus pandemic, a close ally of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.

Japan's small clinics driven to brink as virus-wary patients stay home

May 25 2020

TOKYO As Japan eases coronavirus curbs following its first wave of cases, many small medical clinics are scrambling to stay afloat and the doctors who run them are calling for government support as patients keep away for fear of infection.

Running out of beds and gear, Tokyo medical staff say Japan's 'state of emergency' already here

Apr 06 2020

TOKYO As Japan faces a fresh wave of coronavirus infections and the government prepares for a state of emergency, medical staff say a shortage of beds and a rise in cases linked to hospitals are pushing Tokyo's medical system to the brink of collapse.

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