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USEFUL LINKS COVID-19

Updates on the situation in JAPAN:   -Daily updates from Japanese news agency Kyodo News in Japanese and English   -Prime Minister’s Office of Japan in Japanese and English   -Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry – Support Measures for Companies Concerning the Impacts of the Novel Coronavirus Disease in Japanese and English   -Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in Japanese and English   […]

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News COVID-19 (April 6)

Here are some headlines we gathered for you since Friday:   -Japan PM Abe to declare a state of emergency amid surge in virus infections – Gov’t eyes putting state of emergency into effect Wednesday (April 6, Kyodo News)   -Essential services to run in Tokyo even in state of emergency: Koike (April 3, Kyodo News) Almost daily […]

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JETRO survey on the impact of COVID-19

The following information reached us through the European Business Council (EBC): Thank you very much for your continued cooperation with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). We would like to conduct an out-of-cycle, short survey in order to understand the impacts of the expansion of the COVID-19 on business operations of foreign-affiliated companies so we […]

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Message BLCCJ President regarding COVID-19

Dear Members and Friends,   What first struck us as a temporary Breaking News is turning into a full-length feature movie. Measures are urgently to be taken concerning health/safety – on both corporate and private fronts – and economic survival. It is now the first priority of BLCCJ to help, inform, establish common platforms to […]

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News and links COVID-19 (April 2)

NEWS -Tokyo extends event cancellations, facility closures to May 6 (April 2, The Mainichi) Tokyo to keep city-run schools closed through May 6 (April 1, The Japan Times)   -Japan to give cloth face masks to 50 million households to fight virus as part of the economic package that the government will compile next week (April 1, Kyodo […]

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News COVID-19 and support measures (March 31)

The main news of the last 24 hours:   -Tokyo Olympics to begin July 23 next year after delay due to virus – Olympics will be held from July 23 to Aug. 8 and Paralympics from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5, 2021 (March 31, Kyodo News)   -Tokyo asks residents to avoid night spots (March 31, NHK […]

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