go2japan.org - Tags https://go2japan.org/a2/tags/10 Sun, 05 Dec 2021 08:34:27 -0800 A2-Com en-gb atong@atlassoftwaregroup.com (info@go2japan.org) Tokyo Olympics: the catalyst to change in Japan? https://go2japan.org/a2/news/1515-tokyo-olympics-the-catalyst-to-change-in-japan https://go2japan.org/a2/news/1515-tokyo-olympics-the-catalyst-to-change-in-japan Header image courtesy of Dick Thomas Johnson/Wikimedia Commons.

Japan (MNN) — The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are officially underway following today’s Opening Ceremony. Delayed by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Games will run through August 8th. See a full schedule here. The Tokyo Paralympics begin August 24th.

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Tokyo Olympics: the catalyst to change in Japan? Fri, 23 Jul 2021 18:30:00 -0700
Japan lifts state of emergency, debates Olympics attendance https://go2japan.org/a2/news/1511-japan-lifts-state-of-emergency-debates-olympics-attendance https://go2japan.org/a2/news/1511-japan-lifts-state-of-emergency-debates-olympics-attendance header image is a stock photo courtesy of Alex Smith/Unsplash.

Japan (MNN) — Will there be any fans in the stands at next month’s Tokyo Olympics? Event organizers could announce their decision as early as today.

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Japan lifts state of emergency, debates Olympics attendance Mon, 21 Jun 2021 13:00:00 -0700
COVID-19 overwhelms hospitals throughout Asia https://go2japan.org/a2/news/1508-covid-19-overwhelms-hospitals-throughout-asia https://go2japan.org/a2/news/1508-covid-19-overwhelms-hospitals-throughout-asia Header image is a representative stock photo courtesy of S&B Vonlanthen/Unsplash.

Asia (MNN) — An “explosion” of COVID-19 cases is pushing hospitals across Asia to the edge of collapse, the International Federation of the Red Cross warns. Asian nations reported over 5.9 million new infections in the past two weeks – more than the combined totals of all other regions.

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COVID-19 overwhelms hospitals throughout Asia Thu, 27 May 2021 15:00:00 -0700
Playbooks outline new restrictions, requirements for 2020 Tokyo Olympics https://go2japan.org/a2/news/1507-playbooks-outline-new-restrictions-requirements-for-2020-tokyo-olympics https://go2japan.org/a2/news/1507-playbooks-outline-new-restrictions-requirements-for-2020-tokyo-olympics Header image is a graphic obtained from Wikimedia Commons.

Japan (MNN) — Playbooks released yesterday introduce new COVID-19 restrictions and requirements ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The guidelines limit participants’ movement and require more testing.

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Playbooks outline new restrictions, requirements for 2020 Tokyo Olympics Wed, 26 May 2021 15:00:00 -0700
Japan prohibits international spectators for Olympics https://go2japan.org/a2/news/1506-japan-prohibits-international-spectators-for-olympics https://go2japan.org/a2/news/1506-japan-prohibits-international-spectators-for-olympics The header photo shows cherry blossoms in Japan. (Photo courtesy of Kanenori on Pixabay)

Japan (MNN) — As cherry blossoms bloom across Japan, the country has barred international spectators from the rescheduled 2021 Summer Olympics due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. 600,000 people bought tickets to watch the games in-person.

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Japan prohibits international spectators for Olympics Mon, 29 Mar 2021 08:00:00 -0700
Today marks 10 years since 3.11 Triple Disaster in Japan https://go2japan.org/a2/news/1503-today-marks-10-years-since-fukushima-disaster-in-japan https://go2japan.org/a2/news/1503-today-marks-10-years-since-fukushima-disaster-in-japan small town in Japan abandoned after the triple disaster. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain)

Japan (MNN) — On this day 10 years ago, a triple disaster rocked Japan. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake sent a tsunami hurtling into the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Three reactors melted down, spewing radioactive material into the air. Read a complete timeline of the disaster here.

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Today marks 10 years since 3.11 Triple Disaster in Japan Thu, 11 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0800
10 years after Fukushima disaster, 7.1 earthquake rocks Japan https://go2japan.org/a2/news/1494-10-years-after-fukushima-disaster-7-1-earthquake-rocks-japan https://go2japan.org/a2/news/1494-10-years-after-fukushima-disaster-7-1-earthquake-rocks-japan The header photo shows a radiation hotspot near Fukushima in 2012. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain)

Japan (MNN) — Nearly ten years ago, a powerful 8.9 magnitude earthquake unleashed a massive tsunami near Fukushima, Japan. 20,000 people died and over 100,000 evacuated after three nuclear reactors suffered damage and melted down, releasing radioactive materials into the environment. Read more about the ongoing effects of the catastrophe here.

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10 years after Fukushima disaster, 7.1 earthquake rocks Japan Tue, 16 Feb 2021 11:00:00 -0800
Survey says: no Tokyo Olympics in Summer 2021 https://go2japan.org/a2/news/1492-survey-says-no-tokyo-olympics-in-summer-2021 https://go2japan.org/a2/news/1492-survey-says-no-tokyo-olympics-in-summer-2021 courtesy of Tokyo Organizing Committee

Japan (MNN) — Support for the Tokyo Olympics just hit a new low in Japan. The latest spike in Tokyo’s COVID-19 infections has 80-percent of Japanese residents saying the Summer Games should be rescheduled again, or canceled altogether.

“People have different feelings. Some [are] saying, ‘it’s impossible so let’s give up’; [the] government hasn’t,” Takeshi Takazawa explains. Takazawa is Vice President for Missional Engagement and is the former National Director for Asian Access in Japan.

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Survey says: no Tokyo Olympics in Summer 2021 Tue, 19 Jan 2021 16:30:00 -0800
COVID-19 surge puts Tokyo under state of emergency https://go2japan.org/a2/news/1491-covid-19-surge-puts-tokyo-under-state-of-emergency https://go2japan.org/a2/news/1491-covid-19-surge-puts-tokyo-under-state-of-emergency hakan-nural-16bsoiasxh0-unsplash

Japan (MNN) — The world’s most populous city is now under a state of emergency thanks to soaring COVID-19 infections. Japan reported 6,100 new cases on Thursday, with roughly half coming from Tokyo. The emergency declaration began Friday and will end on February 7.“

Over the Christmas into New Year’s holidays, we couldn’t change the trend of steep [infection] increases, especially in the bigger cities. Hokkaido and Osaka requested ‘state of emergency’-type restrictions; however, Tokyo never went into that stage,” Takeshi Takazawa explains.

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COVID-19 surge puts Tokyo under state of emergency Tue, 19 Jan 2021 12:30:00 -0800
Suicide killing more people in Japan than COVID-19 https://go2japan.org/a2/news/1482-suicide-killing-more-people-in-japan-than-covid-19 https://go2japan.org/a2/news/1482-suicide-killing-more-people-in-japan-than-covid-19 vaea garrido vAHhUb YM c unsplash

Pandemic challenges Japan’s group-oriented culture

Japan (MNN) — While other countries battle rising COVID-19 cases, Japan is seeing a different kind of spike – suicides.

More people in Japan have died by suicide in 2020 than from COVID-19. In fact, their suicide numbers in October alone outnumbered the nation’s total COVID-19 deaths in the first 11 months of the year.

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Suicide killing more people in Japan than COVID-19 Tue, 05 Jan 2021 06:00:00 -0800