Panel: Keizo Takemi (House of Councillors), Margarita Estévez-Abe (Syracuse University), Aya Goto (Fukushima Medical University), Michael Reich (Harvard Chan School of Public Health), "Japan’s Response to COVID-19"


Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 8:30am to 9:30am


Online Only

Keizo Takemi
Member, House of Councillors of the National Diet of Japan; Former State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Japan; Former Senior Vice Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan

Margarita Estévez-Abe
Associate Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University

Aya Goto
Professor of Health Information and Epidemiology, Center for Integrated Science and Humanities, Fukushima Medical University

Moderator: Michael Reich
Director, Takemi Program in International Health; Taro Takemi Research Professor of International Health Policy, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

This seminar is part of the Special Series on Japanese Economic Statecraft

​​​​​​​Co-sponsored by the Takemi Program in International Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Please register here.

Note: This event requires registration in advance.

This event is scheduled for 21:30-22:30 JST, 8:30-9:30 EDT

Additional Resources

1. Estévez-Abe, Margarita, 「知られざる日本のコロナ対策「成功」要因──介護施設

2. Estévez-Abe, Margarita and Hiroo Ide "COVID-19 and Japan's Small Death Toll in Long-Term Care Facilities" (pdf provided by author. See 'file' section below.)

3. Aya Goto, Rima Rudd, Alden Lai, Kazuki Yoshida, Yuu Suzuki, Donald Halstead, Hiromi Yoshida-Komiya, and Michael Reich, "Leveraging public health nurses for disaster risk communication in Fukushima City: a qualitative analysis of nurses' written records of parenting counseling and peer discussions"

4. Takemi, Keizo, "Rapid infectious disease response is needed: Challenges seen from the frontlines of politics"

5. Toyo Keizai Online article, 「新型コロナ対応「日本モデル」とは何だったのか

6. View API press conference (Oct. 8, 2020),「新型コロナ対応・民間臨時調査会 会見


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