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Japan

Fujifilm partners with Dr Reddy's to sell Avigan for COVID-19 treatment

In June, Glenmark received regulatory approval for favipiravir, generic form of Avigan, as treatment for virus infections in India

01 Jul 2020 2:55 PM

Japan's exports fall most since 2009 as virus hits US shipments

Overall imports fell 26.2% in the year to May, versus the median estimate for a 20.4% decrease, posting the biggest drop since October 2009

17 Jun 2020 9:24 AM

Japan's economy shrinks less than initial estimate but still in recession

Export-dependent Japan's economy had contracted at an annual rate of 7.2% in the October-December period

08 Jun 2020 9:32 AM

Japan allows saliva-based tests to boost coronavirus detection

The saliva-based PCR tests can be given to those who have had symptoms for up to nine days, Japan’s health ministry said

02 Jun 2020 1:26 PM

Asia's factory pain deepens as China's recovery fails to lift demand

Japan’s factory activity shrank at fastest pace since 2009, while South Korea saw manufacturing slump at sharpest pace in more than a decade

01 Jun 2020 10:12 AM

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Recession-hit Japan's exports, imports fall due to pandemic

The drop in exports is the worst since the 2008 financial crisis, as export-dependent Japan struggles to juggle the health risks of COVID-19

21 May 2020 10:22 AM

Japan to light up night skies with fireworks at secret time to cheer citizens

Japan freed 39 of its 47 prefectures from a blanket state of emergency that had lasted most of April, several more could emerge this week

20 May 2020 3:57 PM

Japan slips into recession, slump set to worsen as pandemic wreaks havoc

The world’s third-largest economy shrank for second consecutive quarter in three months to March, intensifying challenge for policymakers

18 May 2020 8:42 AM

Has Japan dodged the coronavirus bullet?

With infections sharply down, Japanese government is now hoping to lift the state of emergency declared in most of the country

14 May 2020 9:57 AM

Japan to approve its first coronavirus antigen test kits

Antigen tests scan for proteins that can be found on or inside a virus

12 May 2020 1:42 PM

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Japan passes $240 billion virus package including cash handouts

Prime minister Shinzo Abe was forced into a U-turn on cash handouts, reversing an initial plan to offer means-tested assistance to families

30 Apr 2020 4:37 PM

Inadequacies in corona combat threaten Tokyo Olympics

Inadequacies in fighting coronavirus raise questions over Tokyo Olympics

19 Mar 2020 10:13 AM

Japan tackles menstruation taboos with manga comic character

'Little Miss Period' tackles Japan's menstruation taboos with a punch.

17 Dec 2019 6:00 PM

Japanese PM's India visit postponed over protests in NE against Citizenship Act

The cancellation of Abe's trip came a day after Bangladeshi Foreign and Home Ministers called off their visits to India.

13 Dec 2019 10:20 AM

Traditional Japanese hair-dos to try this season

Easy-to-make flowers for traditional Japanese hair ornaments.

12 Dec 2019 11:42 AM

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Why young Japanese are choosing to not get married?

The same father said his eldest daughter was married but his youngest, a doctor living in the US, is single at the age of 34.

06 Dec 2019 3:34 PM

71-year-old Japan man arrested for making 24,000 complaint calls

He has been arrested on suspicion of 'fraudulent obstruction of business', the spokesman added.

03 Dec 2019 3:34 PM

Ex-Japanese PM Yasuhiro Nakasone passes away at 101

He was in office for five years from November 1982 to November 1987,

29 Nov 2019 1:00 PM

Michelin starred Japanese restaurant closes for general public

Star-stricken: Tokyo's famed Jiro sushi restaurant excluded from Michelin guide.

28 Nov 2019 5:29 PM

High-tech Japan uses AI in song to welcome pope

The song was partly composed using an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered programme song-writer Jun Inoue created.

26 Nov 2019 11:21 AM

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