Reclassifying COVID-19 as seasonal flu, the Japanese government should clarify how it would respond in the event of risk of increased infections and deaths.
COVID-19 is a fast-mutating virus. Japan is rolling out the new omicron booster shot, but the virus might still be faster.
Pressure is mounting on Japan to relax mask rules and border controls. But with COVID-19 on the rise in the West and Down Under, should it...
Effective measures targeting the elderly would remove the necessity of imposing severe restraints on the freedom of society as a whole.
Japanese drugmaker Shionogi & Co. looks to meet domestic demand, as countries worldwide scramble for supplies of Pfizer and Merck drugs.
With Western Australia´s hard border barriers coming down could Japan follow? Pressure is growing to relax entry rules.
Japan has managed the COVID-19 pandemic without compulsory lockdowns, penalizing the unvaccinated, and other illiberal measures. So why change it now?
Global perspectives vary a great deal on last year's successful staging of the Summer Olympics and China's upcoming Winter Games.
Days before the start of the Beijing Winter Games, COVID-19 cases are rising inside the sealed-off Olympic bubble.
The process for reentering Japan works like clockwork, and the quarantine hotel stay is completely free. But can this be sustained with the rise of Omicron?
Limiting people’s movement? Limiting the number who gather? Honesty and a scientific explanation of the basis for Dr. Omi's statements are necessary if Japan is to...
We look at Japan’s rules and how these compare with how other countries are managing border control and arriving travelers while fighting the pandemic.