Is Japan open to travelers? Some locals not ready to reopen borders

Is Japan open to travelers?  Some locals not ready to reopen borders

As countries across Asia reopen to international travelers, Japan — one of the continent’s most popular destinations — remains firmly closed. That may soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Thursday at a news conference in London that Japan will ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, but … Read more

Lessons From China’s Covid Lockdowns

Lessons From China's Covid Lockdowns

A man wearing personal protective equipment walks near an area on lockdown due to the recent Covid-19 coronavirus outbreaks in Beijing, May 10. Photo: noel celis/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Beijing’s Covid lockdowns are an economic danger to China and everyone else, and the Communist Party seems to know it. Witness recent, belated attempts to pump up … Read more

Is Japan open to travelers? Some locals not ready to reopen borders

Is Japan open to travelers?  Some locals not ready to reopen borders

As countries across Asia reopen to international travelers, Japan — one of the continent’s most popular destinations — remains firmly closed. That may soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Thursday at a news conference in London that Japan will ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, but … Read more