Britain hopes to conclude a trade agreement with Japan shortly, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday, ahead of an official visit … Read more
Tokyo confirmed 292 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, after cases rose by more than 400 in the past two days, public broadcaster NHK said.
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The number of new coronavirus cases confirmed in Tokyo was around 472 on Saturday, a new record, NHK public television quoted Tokyo officials as saying.… Read more
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced over 350 new cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed on 30 July, the highest daily number in the Japanese capital.… Read more
A waitress walks among mannequins use to keep social distancing at tables of a Chinese cuisine restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, 27 July 2020.
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Tokyo officials confirmed 239 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, Japanese media reported, as the capital struggles with a resurgence in cases after the government lifted … Read more
Japan’s travel ban to stop the spread of the coronavirus has hit a majority of European firms in the country and could prompt those businesses … Read more
Japan’s capital has reported 366 new coronavirus cases, Yuriko Koike, the governor of Tokyo, said on Thursday, a new daily record fuelling fears of a … Read more
Japan on Wednesday kicked off a national travel campaign aimed at reviving its battered tourism industry, but the effort has drawn heavy criticism amid a … Read more
Japan’s health ministry has approved dexamethasone, a cheap and widely used steroid, as a second treatment of COVID-19 after a trial in Britain showed the … Read more
Tokyo officials confirmed 206 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, public broadcaster NHK reported, as Japan’s capital struggles with a resurgence in cases after the government … Read more
A clinical trial in Japan of Fujifilm Holdings Corp’s Avigan drug yielded inconclusive results as a treatment of Covid-19.
The drug, which has been shown … Read more
A woman looks at jellyfish swimming in a 14-meter-wide tank at Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo, Japan, the day of the opening of the new jellyfish … Read more
Japanese host and hostess clubs must act quickly to ensure they abide by rules to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus after nightlife districts … Read more
Nearly 40 people were feared dead as torrential rains continued to hit Japan’s southwestern island of Kyushu, with river banks at risk of bursting on … Read more
Yuriko Koike was re-elected Tokyo governor on Sunday, according to an exit poll released by public broadcaster NHK, after winning over voters with her handling … Read more
Torrential rains that hit Japan‘s southern island of Kyushu killed 16 people, with 13 going missing and 17 showing no vital signs, public broadcaster … Read more
Tokyo confirmed about 130 new cases of infections of the coronavirus on Saturday, a third consecutive day with more than 100 new cases, public broadcaster … Read more
Tokyo confirmed more than 100 more novel coronavirus infections on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK said, the highest daily tally in two months in the city … Read more
Japan’s Olympus Corp said on Wednesday it had agreed to sell its loss-making camera business dating back 84 years to Japan Industrial Partners Inc.
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Japan’s new Fugaku supercomputer, which has this week been declared the most powerful in the world, is to be used to search for a potential … Read more
Tokyo’s new coronavirus cases climbed to 55 on Wednesday, public broadcaster NHK said, the highest tally in 1-1/2 months after a cluster of infections was … Read more
As nations race to develop treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, Japan has become a victim of its own success as slowing new infections has led … Read more
The European Commission and Japan have signed an agreement on civil aviation safety, which will further boost the EU’s already strong cooperation with Japan and … Read more
China said on Monday (June 22) it reserves the right to respond to a Japanese city’s decision to rename the administrative area that includes remote … Read more
Nissan Motor Co on Friday said it will cut more shifts at its three assembly plants in Japan due to falling demand, as the automaker … Read more
Japan lifted all coronavirus-related curbs on domestic travel on Friday, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calling on people to go sightseeing or attend concerts and … Read more
Japanese researchers confirmed the presence of the coronavirus in wastewater plants, a finding that could serve as a signal for future outbreaks.
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Japan may restart business trips to and from Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam and Thailand as early this summer, easing an entry ban to prevent the … Read more
Japanese electronics giant Hitachi announced that it will aim to make working-from-home the new normal from April 2021, surprising many in Japan.
Hitachi said it … Read more
Japan is considering re-opening its borders to travellers from selected countries which have low levels of coronavirus infections, as it begins to ease restrictions put … Read more
Japan reported 63 new coronavirus cases and seven new deaths on Thursday — the biggest one-day jump in infections since May 14.
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A day after Japan ended its state of emergency, Tokyo residents took to the streets with a mixture of relief and trepidation as they prepared … Read more
China and South Korea have consulted Japan about easing border controls on business travellers to help revive business activities, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Sunday … Read more
A Shinto priest performs a ritual during the Aoi Festival at Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto, Japan, 15 May 2020. Aoi Festival, one of Kyoto’s three … Read more
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd could start a clinical trial as early as July for a potential treatment of COVID-19 that is based on antibodies from … Read more
A statue of Oni, a demon-like supernatural Japanese folklore creature or yokai, which was given a face mask sits on a bench in front of … Read more
Japan’s biggest business lobby, Keidanren, will ask its member companies to waive patents that might be helpful in developing technologies to fight the coronavirus, the … Read more
Toyota announced that it provided Showa University Hospital in Japan with a specially designed transport vehicle for seriously ill COVID-19 patients.
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It is too early to consider lifting Japan’s state of emergency over the coronavirus, the head of the Japan Medical Association Yoshitake Yokokura said on … Read more
Japan’s Osaka Prefecture said it will name and shame more pachinko parlour gambling outlets that are defying coronavirus lockdown requests after three out of six … Read more
As many as 91 crew of an Italian cruise ship docked in Japan’s southwestern port of Nagasaki are infected with coronavirus, officials said on Friday, … Read more
At least 34 crew members have tested positive for coronavirus on a cruise ship docked in Japan for maintenance.
The outbreak onboard the Italian-operated Costa … Read more
A Tokyo-based short-term rental firm launched a new service aiming to help couples avoid a “coronavirus divorce”.
The concept is simple: renting 500-plus accommodation … Read more
A Japanese expert who has criticised the country’s response to the coronavirus warned Monday that he is “pessimistic” that the postponed Olympics can be held … Read more