Broadcast on June 13, 2020
Available until December 13, 2020
Japan has been reluctant to test for COVID-19 on a massive scale, but as the government strives to get the economy up and running as quickly as possible, experts are saying that a huge increase in testing is needed in order for businesses to re-open safely and successfully. We sat down for an exclusive interview with economics professor and government advisor Kobayashi Keiichiro to find out how important testing is to jump-starting Japan's economy.
The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a devastating blow to the global travel industry and created unprecedented challenges for the aviation sector. In Asia, the shock comes as some state-run airlines were already struggling amid intensifying competition from low-cost carriers in the region. Thai Airways International has filed for bankruptcy protection and Garuda Indonesia is said to be struggling. We talk to experts about what may be next for aviation in Asia.