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Confusion swirls as Japan launches tourism campaign amid virus surge

22 July 2020, 12:02 PM

Japan on Wednesday kicked off a national travel campaign aimed at reviving its battered tourism industry, but the effort has drawn heavy criticism amid a jump in new coronavirus cases.

Japan approves dexamethasone as coronavirus treatment

22 July 2020, 2:33 AM

Japan’s Health Ministry has approved dexamethasone, a cheap and widely used steroid, as a second treatment of COVID-19 after a trial in Britain showed the drug reduced death rates in hospitalised patients.

Japan nightlife workers call for realistic rules to stay safe amid COVID-19

21 July 2020, 10:58 AM

Campaigners for Japan’s nightlife workers say they need realistic guidelines for how to stay safe and remain in business amid the novel coronavirus, which has seen the government zero in on host and hostess bars as centres of contagion.

Olympics: Human Rights Watch report documents abuse of child athletes in Japan

20 July 2020, 1:36 PM

A Human Rights Watch report has found child athletes in Japan often suffer physical and verbal abuse and sometimes sexual abuse during training after documenting the experiences of over 800 athletes in 50 sports.

Japan domestic tourism campaign under fire as coronavirus cases spike in Tokyo

16 July 2020, 4:55 AM

A Japan government campaign to kickstart domestic tourism after the coronavirus outbreak has come under fire with officials in Tokyo and the countryside saying it’s too soon to boost travel from the capital, hit by a spike in new cases.

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