Pandemic

Tokyo To Ask Residents Not To Leave the City

Governor Koike Yuriko is asking the government to ask residents not to leave the 23 special wards and the Tama area. The request comes as Tokyo registered more than 500 new COVID-19 cases on April 7, the largest number in months and just weeks after the state of emergency was lifted, increasing fears that Tokyo…

Home Remedies and Sudden Deaths in Tokyo and Surrounding Areas

As the shocking title says, the number of people infected with COVID-19 whose symptoms had not been deemed serious enough to require hospitalization but who ended up dying a few days after being diagnosed has been rising rapidly since last month. View this post on Instagram A post shared by RESCUE NAGANO (@rescue_nagano119) A total…

Housing Security Benefit: Emergency Funds for Foreigners

In the previous article, we introduced the overview of Temporary Loan Emergency Funds and how to apply for them. In this article, we will provide you with information on the Housing Security Benefit. Housing Security Benefit for Foreigners For those who have difficulties paying rent due to a decrease of income, layoff, or unemployment, the…

Temporary Loan: Emergency Funds for Foreigners

Have you checked them yet? Because of a shortage of workers due to its population decline, Japan has been accepting foreign workers from all over the world. Under the COVID-19 circumstances, however, both Japanese and foreign workers have been suffering from low income or unemployment. To help them during these financial difficulties, the government has…

Merging JAL and ANA Would Be a Big Mistake

Here is an interesting piece of news: Heizo Takenaka, one of the experts of the Growth Strategy Council, has stated that All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) would need capital injection in the future, mentioning that JAL and ANA should work together and integrate. by Martin Danker While this remains the sole opinion…

Why Has Japan Been Spared the Worst of the Pandemic?

According to the world statistics for COVID-19 , as of November 2020, Japan’s Total Cases per one million inhabitants ranked number 152, and the total deaths per one million stood at number 148 among 219 countries and territories in the world. However, Japan never enforced a lockdown or penalties for not wearing a mask outside,…

Why ANA and JAL Will Survive the Pandemic

Updated to reflect new information. While the coronavirus pandemic has affected many countries and companies, the airline industry has been hit particularly hard. Multiple airlines around the world have been declaring bankruptcy and going through restructuring in order to survive. Japanese carriers Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) are also facing problems. by…

A Thorough Guide To Japan’s Go To Travel Campaign! (UPDATED)

The emergency declaration ended, and summer is just around the corner. To save and stimulate the mostly dead tourism economy, Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) will launch the Go To Travel Campaign. Budgeted at 1.1 trillion yen, the government will cover 35% of your traveling expenses from July 22, 2020 until mid-March, 2021, or until they…

Breaking News: Tokyo Reports More Than 240 COVID-19 Cases, Its Largest Number Yet

It’s official, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has reported that the daily COVID-19 cases in Japanese capital reached 243 on July 10, 2020, making it the second day in a row where numbers reach more than 200. by Martin Danker Tokyo has recently seen a spike in cases, with numbers usually reaching the 50s during the…

6 Japanese Brands’ Cold Face Masks to Help You Survive Japanese Summer Heat

Summer in Japan is hot and humid. Due to global warming, the weather forecast predicts the heat and the humidity might be much more severe this summer, and they have been getting worse year by year. At the same time, we are still battling with the coronavirus, which means obligatory mask wearing. One problem though…