But what this means for the pandemic is yet to be determined.
Try as it might, Japan can’t get a handle on the coronavirus pandemic. Though the country’s vaccination campaign has picked up recently–with 46.5 percent of the population double-vaccinated as of this writing–the number of cases has been rising rapidly in the last month.
Part of that appears to be due to the highly contagious Delta variant that has spread across the world. Japan has been grappling with this variant as well, but now it’s now developed its own mutation of the Delta variant, which was