The Covid-19 crisis became a dominating issue for the world, and Japan is no exception. This is a timeline of the events so far.
According to organizers, over 130,000 marched in the annual pride parade in Taipei on Saturday. Lower turnout had been expected due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and in fact numbers were down from the record 200,000 participants in the October 2019 event.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the first half of May 2020.