Yasutoshi Nishimura, Japan’s minister of State for Economic Revitalization and the Minister in Charge of COVID-19 Response, details how Japan has been able to navigate the pandemic in his op-ed piece for The Wall Street Journal, “How Japan Beat Coronavirus Without Lockdowns”. We invite you to learn more about Japan’s approach, via the link provided here.


As the coronavirus epidemic continues to rage in many parts of the world, Japan counts itself among those nations who had the combination of good fortune and foresight to adopt policies that enabled it to escape the terrible effects being experienced elsewhere.

In the case of Japan, this was achieved without the use of draconian lockdowns or blanket restrictions on personal liberties. Rather, the lion’s share of Japan’s success can be attributed to science-based approaches in tracking the disease and preventing its spread, combined with easy-to-understand social guidelines, which were readily adopted by the general populace.

(The linked article was originally published on July 7, 2020 in the Wall Street Journal. The contents of the article have been used with permission of the Wall Street Journal and posted to this site without modification)

By Yasutoshi Nishimura, in The Wall Street Journal

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