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Vladimir Nelidov

Lecturer, Department of Asian and African Studies, MGIMO University, Research Fellow, Center for Japanese Studies, RAS Institute of Oriental Studies, RIAC Expert

Taisuke Abiru

Senior Research Fellow of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Alevtina Larionova

Program Coordinator at the Russian International Affairs Council

Despite the relatively stable situation with the number of COVID-19 cases, the Japanese government has declared a state of emergency in seven prefectures, including Tokyo.

RIAC Program Coordinator Alevtina Larionova, together with Senior Research Fellow of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation Taisuke Abiru and Associate Professor at MGIMO University, Research Fellow of the RAS Institute of Oriental Studies Vladimir Nelidov, analyzed reasons for these measures and how they could affect the life of the population and the political situation in the country. See why the Japanese experience can be compared to the Russian and how Japan may even benefit from the pandemic.

Despite the relatively stable situation with the number of COVID-19 cases, the Japanese government has declared a state of emergency in seven prefectures, including Tokyo.

RIAC Program Coordinator Alevtina Larionova, together with Senior Research Fellow of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation Taisuke Abiru and Associate Professor at MGIMO University, Research Fellow of the RAS Institute of Oriental Studies Vladimir Nelidov, analyzed reasons for these measures and how they could affect the life of the population and the political situation in the country. See why the Japanese experience can be compared to the Russian and how Japan may even benefit from the pandemic.

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