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The impact of Covid-19 in Japan: Daiji Kawaguchi in conversation with Daniel S Hamermesh

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The impact of Covid-19 in Japan: Daiji Kawaguchi in conversation with Daniel S Hamermesh

Daiji Kawaguchi is a Professor of Economics at the University of Tokyo. Japan has one of the most impressive records in the world during the Covid-19 crisis: there have been 33 deaths per one million residents in Japan which is 8% of deaths in the US, or 5% of deaths in the UK. How has a country like Japan, which is very urbanized and very old, been so successful at handling the Covid-19 crisis? In response to Covid-19, has Japan done anything in micro-economic terms to keep the economy going and help the unemployed? To find out the answers to these questions and more, watch the full video.

Consult our key topic page and opinion pieces for more articles and commentaries on Covid-19, and find out more about the national responses to Covid-19 around the world.

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