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Meet the leader of Japan’s pandemic response and recovery

Japan's Cabinet Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura is the person charged with leading economic revitalization and coronavirus response for his nation. In this conversation with GZERO's Ian Bremmer, Nishimura explains the challenges Japan has faced, the road to recovery, and what the example of Japan can teach the world. The video is part of a limited "Japan in 60 Seconds" series produced in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan.

This video is sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan.

Leading health journalist Laurie Garrett on COVID lessons learned from Japan

When it comes to preparedness for this global crisis, Japan had a key advantage—a universal healthcare system that provides medical attention to all at no or low cost to the patient. But there were other cultural and institutional factors at play, as Pulitzer Prize-winning health journalist Laurie Garrett explains. The video is part of a limited "Japan in 60 Seconds" series produced in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan.

This video is sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan.

New "Japan In :60" limited series:  What the world can learn from Japan’s pandemic response

As the COVID pandemic rages across the world, some nations have done better than others in both public health response and economic recovery. One bright spot has been Japan -- despite having the oldest population and economic challenges prior to the global crisis, the country has ranked among the very lowest in the G7 in terms of mortality rates and GDP decline.

In a new limited video series, "Japan In 60 Seconds," presented by GZERO Media in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan, the GZERO team will explore the reasons why, talking with leading experts and officials from Japan and beyond. What can the world learn from Japan's pandemic response? One key lesson is that no nation is truly an island.

The kickoff to the series offers a brief overview of pandemic response in Japan —from early lessons learned, to public health campaigns and infrastructure that have made Japan an example for the world.

This video is sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan.

The Graphic Truth: The death penalty around the world

A recent high-profile capital punishment case — and the dramatic legal effort to stop the execution from going ahead — has reignited the debate about the death penalty in America. It was the ninth execution carried out in the US since July, reflecting the Trump administration's commitment to bringing back executions for federal crimes after a nearly two-decade pause (which excludes individual US states where capital punishment is legal). Also this week, a man who killed nine people he found on Twitter was sentenced to death in Japan, a country that still executes convicts on death row despite being considered one of the world's most developed societies. But, do all countries that retain such laws still execute people in practice? We take a look at the status of capital punishment — and how it is, or is not, implemented — across the globe.

GZERO Summit on sustainability: COVID-19’s promise on ESG

The forced slowdown of global economic activity due to the coronavirus pandemic has slashed carbon emissions around the world, opening a unique opportunity to make real progress in the fight against climate change. But there is fear that it won't be enough, and the world will go back to its old ways when we get rid of COVID-19. However, even before the public health crisis, some major emitters had already taken ambitious steps to rethink how to make their own policies more sustainable.

In Canada, the prominence of oil in the economy doesn't mean that it should hide from the existential challenge of climate change. Fossil fuel profits make Canada not only more responsible but gives the nation the resources to commit to a bold climate policy, Canadian Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O'Regan said during a panel discussion on sustainability at the 2020 GZERO Summit in Japan.

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