A kimono-clad tourist and others visit the Sensoji temple in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, Japan, on June 24. As tourist arrivals are unlikely to pick up in the short term, capacity in the hospitality sector will remain underutilised for some time. Photo: EPA-EFE A kimono-clad tourist and others visit the Sensoji temple in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, Japan, on June 24. As tourist arrivals are unlikely to pick up in the short term, capacity in the hospitality sector will remain underutilised for some time. Photo: EPA-EFE
A kimono-clad tourist and others visit the Sensoji temple in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, Japan, on June 24. As tourist arrivals are unlikely to pick up in the short term, capacity in the hospitality sector will remain underutilised for some time. Photo: EPA-EFE
Rupakjyoti Borah
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Rupakjyoti Borah

How the coronavirus may change Japan for good

  • The government’s new growth strategy to promote digitisation and diversity at work aims to shift the economy onto surer footing, following Covid-19 blows to its tourism and hospitality sectors
  • Plans to move the production lines of Japanese companies out of China and greater cooperation with the US will also weigh on relations with Beijing

A kimono-clad tourist and others visit the Sensoji temple in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, Japan, on June 24. As tourist arrivals are unlikely to pick up in the short term, capacity in the hospitality sector will remain underutilised for some time. Photo: EPA-EFE A kimono-clad tourist and others visit the Sensoji temple in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, Japan, on June 24. As tourist arrivals are unlikely to pick up in the short term, capacity in the hospitality sector will remain underutilised for some time. Photo: EPA-EFE
A kimono-clad tourist and others visit the Sensoji temple in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, Japan, on June 24. As tourist arrivals are unlikely to pick up in the short term, capacity in the hospitality sector will remain underutilised for some time. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Rupakjyoti Borah

Rupakjyoti Borah

Dr Rupakjyoti Borah is a senior research fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies, Tokyo. His forthcoming book is The Strategic Relations between India, the United States and Japan in the Indo-Pacific: When Three is Not a Crowd. He has also authored two other books. He has been a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge, the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), Japan, and the Australian National University. Twitter @rupakj