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EBC Briefing on COVID-19 – 9 March


Joint Statement on the Easing of Re-Entry Restrictions on Foreign Residents in Japan


Statement on welcoming the Government’s initiative of “Strengthening Japan’s functions as a global financial center




EBC statement on the latest changes to the (re-)entry ban to Japan





  • Japan to compile action plan for Fukushima water discharge this year (Kyodo News+)
  • BOJ cuts view on 2 areas, keeps others unchanged as recovery fragile (The Mainichi)
  • Japan mulls ratcheting up greenhouse gas reduction target (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan wholesale prices rise for first time in more than a year, stoked by commodities surge (Japan Today)
  • COVID-19 variants could drive economic hit on Tokyo up by $36 bil. (The Mainichi)
  • Health ministry: Japan job losses tied to pandemic exceed 100,000 (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan looks to raise 2030 emissions reduction goal to at least 40% (The Mainichi)
  • Japan to tighten border controls on travelers from 2 more states (The Mainichi)
  • IMF sees stronger global growth as some COVID clouds begin to clear (Japan Today)
  • Govt preparing for Japanese living abroad to get vaccinated in Japan (The Japan News)
  • Bank of Japan begins 1st phase of experiment on central bank digital currency (The Mainichi)
  • Japan embracing ammonia power to achieve 2050 zero CO2 target (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Solar power generation on agricultural land expands in Japan (The Japan News)
  • Bank of Japan survey shows more optimism over economic recovery (Japan Today)
  • Law urges companies to keep workers until 70 (News on Japan)
  • Global trade volume to rise 8% this year after slump in 2020: WTO (The Mainichi)
  • Japan ranks 120th in global gender gap index, 2nd lowest level ever (The Mainichi)
  • Japan CO2 levels hit record high in 2020 despite global emission decline amid pandemic (The Mainichi)
  • Japan’s February job availability logs 1st fall in 5 months (Japan Today)
  • Japan’s retail sales fall for third straight month (Japan Today)
  • Japan plans new trading market for greenhouse gas emissions (The Japan News)
  • Japan looks to end support for overseas coal power projects (News on Japan)
  • Companies in Japan roll out early retirement, redundancy programs due to pandemic pressure (The Japan News)
  • From April, all price tags in Japan must reflect final cost with sales tax included (Japan Today)
  • Govt plans to step up support for midsize firms (The Japan News)
  • Japan sees services, digital as key areas for investment in UK (The Mainichi)
  • Gov’t keeps view on Japan economy, warns of slow recovery in exports (The Mainichi)
  • RCEP could boost Japan GDP by 2.7% (News on Japan)
  • Japan mulls coronavirus variant test for all inbound travelers (Kyodo News+)

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