Biography of the Author Michiyo Ishida

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Michiyo Ishida

Journalist at CNA, Asia's leading English-language news platform.

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  1. Japanese company explores avatar robots for communication amid COVID-19 | Video
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    Japanese company explores avatar robots for communication amid COVID-19 | Video

    With large group meetings discouraged because of the COVID-19 pandemic, an international conference has set out to prove that robots can be used ...
  2. Tokyo residents turn to miniature world to cure travel itch | Video
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    Tokyo residents turn to miniature world to cure travel itch | Video

    After the COVID-19 pandemic ruined summer plans for many Japanese tourists, some Tokyo residents have turned to miniature cities to cure their ...
  3. Singaporean serves as bridge between Japan’s Komatsu and Singapore | Video
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    Singaporean serves as bridge between Japan’s Komatsu and Singapore | Video

    A young Singaporean woman living in Japan was so disheartened by the outbreak of COVID-19 across the world that she felt she had to do something ...
  4. Japan's domestic tourism industry struggling amid COVID-19 pandemic | Video
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    Japan's domestic tourism industry struggling amid COVID-19 pandemic | Video

    Even as Japan is grappling with a new wave of COVID-19 infections, authorities signal that the country is unlikely to declare another state of ...
  5. Additional year of challenges for Tokyo Olympics athletes | Video
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    Additional year of challenges for Tokyo Olympics athletes | Video

    If it had not been for COVID-19, the world would have witnessed the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games on Friday (Jul 24). Now the ...
  6. Japan shops begin charging fees for plastic shopping bags | Video
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    Japan shops begin charging fees for plastic shopping bags | Video

    From Wednesday (Jul 1), shops in Japan will be required to charge a fee for plastic shopping bags, as part of efforts by the government to tackle ...
  7. Isetan Mitsukoshi CEO sees long road to recovery as COVID-19 hits retail supply chains | Video
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    Isetan Mitsukoshi CEO sees long road to recovery as COVID-19 hits retail supply chains | Video

    Japan’s largest department store operator Isetan Mitsukoshi saw sales plunge 78 per cent in April as it shut down all its stores due to the ...
  8. Japan's tourism-linked businesses explore new ideas to survive COVID-19 travel restrictions | Video
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    Japan's tourism-linked businesses explore new ideas to survive COVID-19 travel restrictions | Video

    Japan's tourism-related businesses are reinventing themselves to survive the impact of COVID-19 travel restrictions. CNA's Senior Correspondent ...
  9. Japan lifts travel restrictions across prefectures as COVID-19 fears ease | Video
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    Japan lifts travel restrictions across prefectures as COVID-19 fears ease | Video

    As new COVID-19 infections in Japan taper off, its government has withdrawn its request for people not to travel across prefectural lines. CNA's ...
  10. Crowded race as campaigning for Tokyo governor post begins | Video
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    Crowded race as campaigning for Tokyo governor post begins | Video

    Campaigning for the most powerful local political job in Japan has officially begun with more than 20 candidates vying to be the governor of Tokyo.