As the COVID-19 pandemic challenged and changed the entire world, many countries struggled with their response to spread of COVID-19. With the most densely populated city and the oldest population in the world, Japan was able to manage the spread of the virus relatively well.
In a new limited video series, "Japan in 60 Seconds," presented by GZERO Media in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan, leading experts and Japanese government officials explore a variety of issues, responses, and lessons the world can learn from Japan as we begin to look forward to life after the pandemic.
Cabinet Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, who is responsible for the economic revitalization and the coronavirus response for Japan, speaks with GZERO's Ian Bremmer about the economic challenges Japan has faced, its road to recovery, and the example that Japan can set for rest of the world.
Japan’s universal healthcare system, along with other cultural and institutional factors, provided an advantage in dealing with the pandemic. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Laurie Garrett talks with GZERO about the lessons that the world can learn from Japan.
Dr. Satoshi Ezoe, Director of the Global Health Policy Division at Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs describes the country’s domestic and international efforts in response to COVID-19, especially in developing countries.
Mikako Kotani, Sports Director of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) and two - time Olympic bronze medalist, talks about Japan’s measures to improve the safety of sporting events, the power of sports and the inspiration the Summer Games are to the global community.