Countless workers are struggling to make ends meet as the Covid-19 coronavirus leads to non-renewals, dispatch agency firings, and even non-payment of the furlough allowance. This includes English conversation schools, many of whose foreign instructors face economic hardship after losing their jobs.
Why not just go back to your country? This simple exhortation to foreigners experiencing difficulty living in Japan captures the stark social reality for many of them.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the last half of June 2020.
While New York Times reporters have relocated to Taipei earlier this year due to media expulsions from China, it remains to be seen whether or not other western media outlets intend to open bureaus in Taiwan.
This SNA Speakeasy features PN Balji on the theme of “Migrant Workers and Covid-19 in Singapore.”
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the first half of June 2020.
Since the 1990s, US society has been drawing into two broad camps, which for simplicity’s sake we will call the Reds and the Blues. This year, the polarization between them has reached a new level of passion and intensity. If this polarization descends entirely into a civil war—and the November 2020 elections could very well be a trigger for such a scenario—history suggests that the initial victory would be decisively in favor of the Red fascists.
This SNA Speakeasy features Kaleb James on the theme of “Tokyo Live Music Under Covid-19.”
Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu was successfully recalled.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the last half of May 2020.