Мобильный 1 Add news
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020December 2020January 2021February 2021March 2021April 2021May 2021June 2021July 2021August 2021September 2021
News Every Day |

Japan and more quasi measures: Olympics, Covid-19 highs, stay home, and no economic help

Japan and more quasi measures: Olympics, Covid-19 highs, stay home, and no economic support

Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker

Modern Tokyo Times

The administration of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga resides in one big Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) bubble. Likewise, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is part of the same LDP bubble. Therefore, new daily coronavirus (Covid-19) highs continue unabated since the Olympics began.

Yesterday, Japan had 14,000 new daily infections for the first time. This is despite the number of PCR tests being low despite the sizeable population of Japan. Hence, the Olympics have brought a sense of normality to a nation that is witnessing endless State of Emergencies and quasi measures.

The endless focus on closing restaurants at a set time, non-serving of alcohol in the late evening, requesting people to do telework (many individuals don’t have this option), asking people to stay home unless essential travel, and other broken records, are achieving little. Instead, it is an endless coronavirus yo-yo of ups and downs but little long-term change. Thus, the Suga administration is hoping that the vaccine program will eventually contain the coronavirus crisis. However, looking at events in the United Kingdom and the United States, this approach appears simplistic, to say the least!

Chiba, Kanagawa, Okinawa, Osaka, and Tokyo are currently under the State of Emergency. If you reside in these areas and commute in built-up areas, then you will note little change during the rush hour. Social distancing is also impossible during rush hour when commuting to work.

The Suga administration knows this – along with Koike and other regional leaders. However, the same mantra is said over and over again despite the longevity of the coronavirus crisis.

Laughingly – if it wasn’t sad – the same quasi measures that failed to quell the coronavirus crisis are being implemented once more. Hence, quasi measures are forthcoming in Aichi, Fukuoka, Fukushima, Gunma, Hokkaido, Hyogo, Ibaraki, Ishikawa, Kumamoto, Kyoto, Shiga, Shizuoka, and Tochigi.

Knowing the logic of Suga, he fears implementing a proper lockdown because he might be forced to provide economic assistance to the people of Japan.

NHK reports, “Economic Revitalization Minister Nishimura Yasutoshi, who is in charge of the coronavirus response, told the panel that new cases are increasing at an unprecedented speed in many parts of the country.”

The former leader of Japan, Shinzo Abe, postponed the Olympics and provided 100,000 yen to all adults in Japan. He did this despite coronavirus deaths and infections being low compared with the situation under Suga. However, the current leader loathes helping ordinary people struggling, unlike his determination to hold the Olympics despite more potent coronavirus variants.

Somehow, Suga believes that Japanese gold medals at the Olympics and international prestige are more important than the health care system – and infections and deaths coming from his folly.

Reuters reports, “A spike in cases fuelled by the Delta variant this week led Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to announce that only seriously ill COVID-19 patients would be admitted to hospital, raising fears of an increase in deaths.”

Hence, while Koike and Suga are rejoicing that the Olympics are going smoothly, the people of Japan are being endangered by endless folly because the LDP doesn’t fear losing power.

Suga doesn’t concern himself with ordinary people. Thus vast numbers struggling with the economic and psychological convulsions generated by the coronavirus crisis remain invisible.




Modern Tokyo News is part of the Modern Tokyo Times group

DONATIONS to SUPPORT MODERN TOKYO TIMES – please pay PayPal and DONATE to sawakoart@gmail.com

http://moderntokyotimes.com Modern Tokyo Times – International News and Japan News

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/moderntokyotimes/ Modern Tokyo Times is now on PINTEREST

http://sawakoart.com – Sawako Utsumi personal website and Modern Tokyo Times artist

https://moderntokyonews.com Modern Tokyo News – Tokyo News and International News


https://twitter.com/MTT_News Modern Tokyo Times



The post Japan and more quasi measures: Olympics, Covid-19 highs, stay home, and no economic help first appeared on Modern Tokyo Times.

Read also

11 details you may have missed on Sunday's scary 'The Walking Dead'

Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Round Up : Saturday 25th September 2021

No offense, but Bears’ defense only can do so much

Слот 7

News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on Today24.pro

News Every Day

Chocolate Norwegian Cake - Chocolate Verdens Beste - World's Best Chocolate Cake

Today24.pro — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here


Сбор урожая винограда в 2021 году

Новости России
Game News

Рейтинг 10 Упражнений на Мышцы Рук(от Худших к Лучшим)


News Every Day

Collagen Peptides Market Projected to Deliver Greater Revenues By 2027

Губернаторы России
Владимир Путин

Зюганов не решился сказать Путину, что КПРФ не признает итоги выборов в Москве

Кушанашвили не может попасть в гости к Галкину без разрешения Пугачевой

Очное участие Путина в саммите G20 будет зависеть от ситуации с коронавирусом

Роспотребнадзор: дизосмия фиксируется у более одного процента людей до COVID-19

Путин назвал примером для молодежи отмечающую юбилей школу «Самбо-70»

Поклонники сравнили Полину Гагарину в бикини с Анастасией Волочковой

Жители Татарстана не хотят пускать Моргенштерна в Казань

Познавательное мероприятие состоялось в Мемориальном музее Булата Окуджавы

Певец Николай Попов получил "Орден России"

Воров, которые украли олимпийские медали у чемпионки Весниной, будут искать по ДНК

Вероника Кудерметова: «Душой мой дом в Казани, а рабочий, если так можно выразиться, – в Москве»

Воры вернули Весниной олимпийскую золотую медаль и оставили подарок с запиской

Павлюченкова вошла в топ-10 чемпионской гонки WTA

Владелец "Краснодара" Галицкий рассказал о своем отношении к Мамаеву

Певец Николай Попов получил "Орден России"

«Йокерит» и «Динамо» идут за девятыми победами подряд. Превью 25 сентября

Общественная организация «Рука помощи» из Истринского района вышла в полуфинал международной премии #МЫВМЕСТЕ

В Госдуме рассмотрят закон о снятии запрета для губернаторов избираться на два срока

Более 22 тысяч случаев коронавируса выявлено в России за сутки

Специалисты проверили подвалы и чердаки в домах в Новофедоровском

Политические новости от 27 сентября 2021 (7530)

Путин в России и мире

Персональные новости