La stratégie vaccine au Japon: le coût de l’excès confiance
Japon était considéré comme un des quelques pays qui a ralenti la propagation de COVID-19
Même si le pays n’a jamais mettre un confinement strict comme France, il a pilier le courbe de cas de coronavirus.
Mais le success est fini. Il y a une propagation sans précédent. La troisième vague de coronavirus a forcé le ministre primaire à annoncer l’état d’urgence et limiter l’activité commerciale.
We are witnessing Democracy die in a mature, developed nation. What is happening in the United States is not unique. We see it happen many times all over the world.
Yet, it feels different to see a country that has practiced Democracy for more than a century so quickly fall into the category of Poland and Hungary, which have had much less time to cultivate Democracy.
What is the problem?
Let me make this clear: Donald Trump is not the problem. The real problem is the Republican party, its leaders, and other people who entertain him.
I am not interested in partisan politics in the United States. Both liberals and conservatives are equally susceptible to an authoritarian. It just happened by chance that an authoritarian emerged from the conservatives in the United States. …
Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who served the longest term in Japanese history, is under investigation bythe Tokyo Prosecutor’s Office for potential campaign finance violations.
For decades, Japanese Prime Ministers have hosted the “cherry blossom party” in which “people who contributed to Japan” are invited every year. During Mr. Abe’s tenure, the number of invitees has grown and so is the budget, which is funded by the government.
He has been under fire since the Parliament Budget Oversight Committee discovered that the 2019 party cost three times the budget. Following media reports uncovered that some of the invitees had links to organized crime groups and individuals who were later either indicted or sanctioned for financial crimes such as fraud and pyramid schemes. …
Joe Biden won the presidency, and people can take comfort in that — or so you would think.
After Trump’s surprising upset in 2016, the Democratic party, its supporters and voters who were repelled by their President did everything they could to win in 2020.
They took back the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm election, nominated an inoffensive moderate as the party’s nominee, and helped by the President’s astonishing incompetence in handling the coronavirus pandemic, led virtually in every poll in the so called swing states — states that decide the election — by a comfortable margin.
Yet, when the ballots were tabulated, it became clear that it had been mirage. Not only most Democratic Senatorial candidates in competitive states lost, Trump proved that polls were wrong again, over performing polls in virtually every swing state. …
In a few days, incumbent President Donald Trump of the Republican party and former Vice President Joe Biden of the Democratic party will face off in what is shaping up to be a highly unusual election.
The Democratic nominee, Joseph R. Biden is a veteran politician who served decades as a Senator from Delaware, holding prominent positions such as the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee before serving as Vice President for 8 years under Barrack Obama.
Mr. Biden represents the centrist wing of the Democratic Party. He defeated rivals who were supported by a younger, more progressive wing of the party such as Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Elizabeth Warren in the Democratic Primaries to become the nominee of the party. …
The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, a liberal icon, has created an opportunity for U.S. President Donald Trump to add another Justice to the nation’s highest court.
Trump nominated Amy Coney Barett, a staunchly conservative legal scholar, and an appellate court judge. If confirmed, she’ll be the third Justice appointed by Donald Trump, an impressive number in less than 4 years considering both Barack Obama and George W. Bush just added two justices each in their 8-year terms.
The Senate is currently controlled by the Republican party, which holds a 53 majority in the chamber. They have pledged to confirm Ms. …
On September 18, Japan recorded 485 new confirmed cases and 9 new deaths. This is a stark contrast compared to more than 47,000 new confirmed cases and 902 new deaths in the United States or more than 13,000 new cases and 154 new deaths in France.
Japan did not respond well initially to the pandemic. It was slow to close its borders and the country never implemented a strict lockdown we’ve seen in Western countries. The government asked bars and restraunts to close early and many followed the guideline, but it was not a strict mandate. Karaoke bars and most restaurants remained open, and trains in Tokyo are packed with commmuters. …
Shinzo Abe was arguably the most consequential Prime Minister of Japan in the 21st century. He served the longest term of 7 years. Most notably, he sought to increase Japan’s influence and strengthen the US-Japan alliance.
Ever since Donald J. Trump, who had long questioned America’s relationships with many of its key regional allies such as Germany, South Korea, and Japan was elected the 45th President of the United States, building a relationship with the unpredictable President has been Prime Minister Abe’s key goals.
Abe was the first world leader to meet with then-President-elect Donald Trump in the Trump Tower. He played golf with Mr. Trump and showered him with praise and gifts such as a gold-plated golf club and a hat with the slogan “Make Alliance Even Greater” a reference to Mr. …
Yoshihide Suga was officially approved as the 99th Prime Minister of Japan to serve the remainder of his predecessor, Shinzo Abe’s term.
Suga’s ascent to power is unusual in Japan — a country known for its dynastical politics. Suga became the second Prime Minister in 20 years to ascend to the highest office without being born as the son of a politician.
Suga comes from a small town in the rural Akita prefecture. After he finished high school, he moved to Tokyo to work at a cardboard box factory. …