“Sanitizing the national body: COVID-19 and the revival of Japan’s ‘Closed Country’ strategy” was co-authored by Gabriele Vogt and Sian Qin. The paper is now available as open access publication from APMJ (Asian and Pacific Migration Journal). It discusses the politics of Japan’s closed border strategy, which has been in place from early on in the pandemic, and came to be characterized and criticized as one core element of the nation’s COVID-19 management.
Gabriele Vogt and Sian Qin (2022): Sanitizing the national body: COVID-19 and the revival of Japan’s „Closed Country“ strategy. In: Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, https://doi.org/10.1177/01171968221125482 (online first 2022/09/16, open access)