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Mari Saito

Japan braces for coronavirus spike amid domestic travel campaign

Jul 30 2020

TOKYO Japan is bracing for a surge in the number of coronavirus infections after new daily cases exceeded 1,000 for a second straight day, a week after the start of a national travel campaign to revive the tourism industry.

Japan stirs controversy with huge COVID aid contract for ad giant Dentsu

Jul 28 2020

TOKYO Off a narrow corridor above a store selling Persian rugs in central Tokyo, a small office houses a private operation which won a tender in April to distribute more than $20 billion in government aid to businesses hit by the new coronavirus.

Japan stirs controversy with huge COVID aid contract for ad giant Dentsu

Jul 27 2020

TOKYO Off a narrow corridor above a store selling Persian rugs in central Tokyo, a small office houses a private operation which won a tender in April to distribute more than $20 billion in government aid to businesses hit by the new coronavirus.

INSIGHT-Japan stirs controversy with huge COVID aid contract for ad giant Dentsu

Jul 27 2020

TOKYO, July 28 Off a narrow corridor above a store selling Persian rugs in central Tokyo, a small office houses a private operation which won a tender in April to distribute more than $20 billion in government aid to businesses hit by the new coronavirus.

As Japan re-opens, a hospital grapples with coronavirus aftermath

Jul 01 2020

YOKOHAMA Doctors in white coats and blue scrubs sat around a conference room table in June, looking up at a colourful slide projected on the wall.  | Video

Kurdish case becomes rallying cry for Japan protest against police

Jun 06 2020

TOKYO The case of a Kurdish man who says he was stopped and shoved to the ground by Tokyo police became a rallying cry for protesters marching in solidarity with Black Lives Matter on Saturday.

Kurdish case becomes rallying cry for Japan protest against police

Jun 06 2020

TOKYO The case of a Kurdish man who says he was stopped and shoved to the ground by Tokyo police became a rallying cry for protesters marching in solidarity with Black Lives Matter on Saturday.

Mission of Mercy: On duty at Japan's 'last-chance' hospital for coronavirus

May 21 2020

KAWASAKI, Japan Two paramedics jump out the back of an idling ambulance with Tokyo plates, carefully lowering an elderly woman on a stretcher. The patient, her small face covered with an oxygen mask, disappears behind St. Marianna's automatic doors.

On Japan's stretched frontline, doctors and nurses DIY a coronavirus response

Apr 27 2020

TOKYO At any given time, seven out of eight beds in the intensive care unit of St. Luke's International Hospital in Tokyo are taken up by critically ill coronavirus patients.

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