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Coronavirus

Tokyo spike is not a second wave, election-bound Koike says

Japan's capital torn over criteria for issuing coronavirus alert

Coronavirus cases are rising in Tokyo, though Gov. Yuriko Koike says the city is not experiencing a second wave. (Photo by Rie Ishii)

TOKYO -- Japan's capital faces a decision on if and when to declare a second wave of coronavirus infections, a debate that pits medical experts against Gov. Yuriko Koike's economic policy team.

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