A security guard shows a body temperature measuring device at the reception of a government office in Tokyo. Photo: AFP A security guard shows a body temperature measuring device at the reception of a government office in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
A security guard shows a body temperature measuring device at the reception of a government office in Tokyo. Photo: AFP

Japan’s coronavirus response questioned as tourism nosedives on its tropical islands

  • Japan’s southern islands have fewer virus patients than elsewhere in the country but their tourism industry is just as badly hit
  • Those in the industry blame Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for not inspiring confidence that regions such as Okinawa and Kyushu are safe for travellers

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A security guard shows a body temperature measuring device at the reception of a government office in Tokyo. Photo: AFP A security guard shows a body temperature measuring device at the reception of a government office in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
A security guard shows a body temperature measuring device at the reception of a government office in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
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