Japan’s herd immunity for COVID-19 nears 90%

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Japan’s population level immunity to COVID-19 has reached about 90% in major population areas after a recent Omicron wave, though that level of protection is likely to diminish in a matter of months, according to a study published on Tuesday. That level of so-called “herd immunity” reflects … Read more

Analysis | Shinzo Abe’s Funeral Furor Is Japan’s Most Unedifying Debate

Spare a thought for Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, watching the pomp and circumstance of last week’s state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II. Kishida’s plan to hold a ceremonial farewell for Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving premier who was assassinated on the campaign trail just two days before upper house elections this July, was likely intended … Read more

Analysis | Japan’s Intervention Underlines Its Interest-Rate Isolation

No sooner had Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda finished insisting that ultra-easy money was here to stay than authorities swept in to mop up the damage. If there was ever any doubt that the primary cause of the yen’s collapse this year was the BOJ’s prolonged easing in the face of interest-rate hikes pretty … Read more

Japan’s female bosses mapping a course for other women

Kathy Matsui leads one such firm, MPower Partners, which she recently started in Tokyo with two female partners, Yumiko Murakami and Seki Miwa. A former vice chair of investment bank Goldman Sachs Japan, Ms Matsui is best known for her “womenomics” drive since the 1990s, which has encouraged the Japanese government to improve its gender … Read more

World Cup’s 101 Most Memorable Moments: Japan’s thoughtful fans

By Doug McIntyreFOX Sports Soccer Writer Editor’s note: Each day between now and the kickoff of the first match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Nov. 20, we’ll unveil a different memory from World Cup history. The countdown from 101 continues with Japan’s thoughtful fans at Russia 2018. An army of cleaners armed with … Read more

Analysis | Lay Japan’s War Debates to Rest Along With Abe

Placeholder while article actions load Japan observes the end of World War II on Monday, an anniversary that even 77 years later remains a source of contention both domestically and overseas. Statements by the country’s leaders are routinely examined for whether their level of contrition matches expectations.  In the not-too-distant past, it was often a … Read more

Japan’s economy likely rebounded in second quarter with unleashing of consumers

A customer places a Japanese 10,000 yen banknote on a checkout counter while making a purchase at an Akidai YK supermarket in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, June 27, 2022. Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty Images Japan’s economy likely rebounded in April-June from contraction in the previous quarter thanks to solid consumer spending in face-to-face … Read more