In a bid to disperse Tokyo’s dense population to rural areas of Japan, the government’s been offering to pay families to move.
As COVID-19 cases explode in China, some countries have adopted new entry restrictions for Chinese travelers.
“We are all desperately deleting our chat history,” a Beijing resident says.
“Just having a normal life feels like a distant hope,” a protester says.
In protests unseen for decades, citizens in China are venting their anger at the country’s zero-COVID policy in subtle and unusual ways.
The BBC said it does not consider this a “credible explanation” for the arrest of Ed Lawrence, who was “beaten and kicked by the police” while covering the protest on Sunday night.
A Japanese airline wants to offer a new lifestyle for remote workers in Tokyo: live in a cheaper city and fly to the capital however many times they want.
“It is a slap in the face to those who anticipate an imminent and significant policy pivot.”
“They would have been fine at home, but they were sent on a path to death.”
“Before the athletes could contract the viruses, they would already suffocate from the masks.”
The new virus should be “greeted with alarm, not panic,” one of the researchers says.