Japan Eyes Easing Entry Restrictions On Taiwan

Japan eyes easing entry restrictions on Taiwan

The Japanese government is moving to ease entry restrictions for Taiwan and some countries in Southeast Asia where coronavirus infections are largely contained.

The government is considering starting talks with Taiwan and countries including Singapore and Brunei as early as July, aiming to allow businesspeople to travel between Japan and them.

Japan To Consider Partial Easing Of Emergency

Japan to consider partial easing of emergency

The Japanese government plans to decide on Thursday whether a state of emergency can be lifted in regions where the coronavirus outbreak is easing.

Prime Minister Abe Shinzo told the Diet on Monday that he will hear from experts on Thursday before announcing whether a partial easing is possible.

Boj To Take Emergency Easing Measures

BOJ to take emergency easing measures

Policymakers at the Bank of Japan have announced measures to ease the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy.

The BOJ met on Monday, two days ahead of schedule. The central bank will increase its purchases of exchange-traded funds from the current 6 trillion yen to 12 trillion yen a year, and it will double its acquisition of real estate investment funds to 180 billion yen per year.

Easing Traffic Congestion During 2020 Tokyo Games

Easing traffic congestion during 2020 Tokyo Games

The Japanese government is to ask firms to take steps to ease traffic congestion during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Government officials met on Tuesday to discuss measures to ensure athletes and spectators will be transported smoothly. Tokyo metropolitan government officials, organizing committee members and representatives of business groups also took part in the meeting.

Nishikori Among Stars Easing Into 3rd Round

Nishikori among stars easing into 3rd roundFourth-seeded Kei Nishikori eased past Daniel Evans 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to reach the third round of the BNP Paribas Open.
Japan’s Nishikori, a quarterfinalist in the California desert last year, has reached two finals in 2017, but he knows he’ll have his work cut out to reach a third playing talent-laden lower half of the draw here.