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2020

KAS Japan COVID-19 Weekly Updates

von Cristita Marie Perez

Updated IMF projections; bigger economic contraction than anticipated
The IMF provided downward revisions to their earlier estimates as COVID-19 has had a more negative impact in the first half of the year as anticipated.

2020

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

von Naoki Takiguchi

30 June
Tokyo’s population reached 14 million as of May 1. But the rise in April went down compared to the previous months. Covid-19 is nudging people in big cities to consider their place to live. Key messages are: Covid-19 changed people’s perception on living in big cities, as a new risk. Some people have moved or consider moving out of big cities. Companies will be the key in allowing their employees to live wherever they wish under a condition of working from home. Watch the video to learn more!

2020

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

von Cristita Marie Perez

COVID-19 exacerbates gender gap
The social and economic fallout from COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting women.

2020

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

von Naoki Takiguchi

23 June
Covid-19 has played an interesting role in removing unnecessary seal stamping cases in Japanese life and pushed the government to adopt first face to face online medical consultation. Watch the video to learn more!

2020

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

von Cristita Marie Perez

18 June 2020
The IMF warns that the new economic growth projections that will be released on June 24 “will be, very likely, worse than what we had” as Asia faces significant job losses.

2020

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

von Cristita Marie Perez

COVID-19 and Political Economics
Policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrate the interconnectedness of politics, economics and other considerations.

2020

KAS Japan COVID-19 Weekly Updates

von Cristita Marie Perez

Sharpest decline in remittances
The World Bank estimates that remittance flows will have the sharpest decline in 2020. Remittances will fall 22.1 % in South Asia and 13% in East Asia and the Pacific.

2020

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

von Naoki Takiguchi

2 June 2020
Discussion on green recovery from Covid-19 is quite active in Europe. Key messages are: 1. It is not an active debate in Japan. 2. A few examples in the economic stimulus package include financial supports to companies that will repatriate their production to Japan under a certain condition; to SMEs that will install high-efficiency ventilation equipment to their restaurants. 3. Green is not a strong voice, generally speaking. Watch the video to learn more!

2020

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

von Cristita Marie Perez

COVID-19 and globalization
COVID-19 is forcing a re-examination of globalization. As economies reopen, analysts have observed growing bias towards self-reliance and worrying trends on the politicization of travel and migration.

2020

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

von Naoki Takiguchi

26 May 2020
On Tuesday (May 25th) the Government of Japan lifted the state of emergency off from the remaining areas including Tokyo. In a press conference, PM Abe was proud to announce that “Japan model” showed its strength. Key messages are: (1) The general public had frustrations with the GOJ’s responses (i.e. late declaration of state of emergency, lack of PCR tests) (2) Asahi Newspaper reported that only 29% of the public support the Abe government. (3) GOJ will decide its 2nd economic package on May 27th. 1st and 2nd economic packages combined will make some 200 trillion yen in business scale. (4) Effectiveness of the economic and containment measures will be the key to a true success
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