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.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the last half of July 2020.
Japan’s anti-smoking movement has been gaining strength in its effort to protect the rights of non-smokers and to save lives, but Japan Tobacco’s political muscle remains undiminished.
Haruo Ozaki, Chairman of the Tokyo Medical Association, calls for local governments to act against tobacco even if the national government continues to drag its feet.