The Covid-19 crisis became a dominating issue for the world, and Japan is no exception.
A statement has been issued by a group of foreign journalists in the wake of the recent controversy between the Tokyo Olympic Organising Committee and the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the last half of April 2020.
Treating outsiders like contagion has consequences: Society develops antibodies, and Japan’s already-normalized discrimination intensifies.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the first half of April 2020.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the last half of March 2020.
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A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the last half of February 2020.
The inaugural SNA Speakeasy features journalist David McNeill on the theme of “The Coronavirus and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.”
With the Tokyo Olympics just around the corner and Japan opening its doors to foreign workers than ever before, it would seem that the nation should also be ready to show its omotenashi towards its growing foreign community. But judging by Osaka Prefecture’s grossly inept handling of changes to its Native English Teacher (NET) Program and its treatment of its foreign workers, grave doubts are warranted.