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Golden Week + news COVID-19 (May 1)

Golden Week + news COVID-19 (May 1)

We are taking a short Golden Week break from Monday 4 till Wednesday 6 May.
We will be back at your service on Thursday 7 May.


In the meantime don’t forget to sign up for our webinar with the Chief Economist of BNP Paribas Fortis on Thursday 7 May 16:00-17:00, and our webinar on the Belgium-Japan Double Taxation Treaty on Wednesday 13 May 16:00-17:00 (members-only).


Before going into holiday mode, please find here a few news headlines of the past days:

-Japan mulls 1-month extension to state of emergency over coronavirus (April 30, Kyodo News)


-Japan to enact 25.69 trillion yen extra budget for coronavirus package (April 30, Kyodo News)


-BOJ may hold emergency meeting for new loan plan to combat pandemic (April 30, The Japan Times)


-Japan begins distributing cash handouts for virus relief (April 30, Kyodo News)


-Japan consumer confidence hits record low amid virus pandemic (April 30, Kyodo News)


-Japan gov’t to release coronavirus contact-tracing app in May (April 29, Kyodo News)


-PM Abe to consider Sept. start of school year amid coronavirus closure (April 29, Kyodo News)


-Recruitment in Japan to be varied if Sept. school year introduced (April 30, Kyodo News)


-Flight reservations for Japan’s Golden Week holidays dive amid virus (April 29, Kyodo News)


Take good care during your stay-at-home GW holiday!


The BLCCJ office