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Tokyo governor says lockdown in Japan is 'impossible'

City is recruiting licensed ex-medical workers to cope with labor shortage

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike speaks in an interview on Friday. (Photo by Rie Ishii) 

TOKYO -- Japanese law makes it "impossible" to impose a forced shutdown in Tokyo as seen in other global cities such as New York or Paris, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike told the Nikkei Asian Review.

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