Asia-Pacific in Data

DRI Trendlines

Trendlines are monthly reports based on quantitative data and statistical analysis that uncover key political, security, economic and social trends in the Asia-Pacific.

Based on multiple data sources and streams, Trendlines zeroes in on a single question and examines its different dimensions. The result? We let the numbers speak to you directly, without verbiage and clutter.

Issue No. 01 | August 2021

Tokyo Pandemic and the City

As COVID-19 continues to sweep through the planet disrupting familiar patterns and generating new ones, cities have borne the brunt of the pandemic the most. From mobility, economic activity, travel, and leisure to prices of common commodities, the novel coronavirus has reshaped everyday life, commerce, and politics of urban centers – traditionally, hubs of activity and catalysts of social and economic innovation. For the inaugural edition of DRI Trendlines, we look at how COVID-19 has changed Tokyo. By bringing in and analyzing multiple streams of data, we give you a one-of-a-kind profile of pandemic life in one of the world’s greatest and most iconic cities.