KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates - Auslandsbüro Japan / Regionalprogramm Soziale Ordnungspolitik in Asien (SOPAS)
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Key messages include:
1. Public health experts have long warned about the possibility of a pandemic occurring, but politicians’ focus on the next elections have dissuaded them from investing time, money and effort to prevent a future but abstract crisis.
2. The pandemic also illustrates the immense difficulty of international and worldwide #cooperation.
3. Untangling the complex web of politics and economics is essential in crafting solutions towards a fairer, smarter and more #sustainable recovery.