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COVID-19: Japan Eases State of Emergency but Immigration Controls Hamper its Microelectronics Industry

In an important step toward resuming business as usual in Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on May 14 lifted the state of emergency originally scheduled to expire at the end of May for 39 of Japan’s 47 prefectures, marking “the real beginning of...

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SEMI Japan Urges Essential Business Designation for Domestic Chip Supply Chain

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka and five other prefectures[1] on April 7 in response to a startling increase of COVID-19 infections in the region’s cities in an uneasy moment for its domestic...

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