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The government and manufacturers of face masks have seemingly failed in their response to the coronavirus outbreak, fueling concern that shortages of such items will ...
Local governments are using the internet to teach residents ways to make their own face masks and disinfectants as stores sell out of such items ...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s surprise school-closure request came as the number of confirmed COVID-19 virus patients surged, exceeding 200 across Japan as of Thursday
The dollar temporarily slipped through ¥110 in Tokyo trading Thursday as concerns climbed about the spread of the new coronavirus.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood ...
China is planning to dispatch a 100,000-strong army of ducks to help Pakistan combat a massive locust infestation, a local newspaper reported Thursday.The legion of ...
Twenty-four of the country’s 47 prefectures have not yet increased the number of hospital beds for patients suffering from coronavirus as requested by the central ...
Red pandas, the bushy-tailed and russet-furred bamboo-munchers that dwell in Asian high forests, are not a single species, according to the most comprehensive genetic study ...
The Kanagawa Prefectural Institute of Public Health and the government-affiliated research institute Riken said Thursday that they have developed a technology that can detect the ...
Tokyo stocks fell for the fourth day straight on Thursday, pulling Nikkei index below 22,000 for the first time since October amid concerns about an ...
Japan Tobacco Inc. said Thursday it has started to allow its domestic employees to work at home, in principle, to prevent them from being infected ...
About 240 crew members aboard the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship that was quarantined in Yokohama port due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus, ...
The novel coronavirus is threatening an unlikely victim — one of the world’s most popular beers.As the toll from the virus climbs worldwide, Corona has ...
The comment by IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi comes amid strong opposition from local fishermen and neighboring South Korea to the plan to the release ...
Sports wheelchairs developed by a former Paralympian are drawing attention ahead of the Tokyo Games.“I want to disseminate Japanese technology throughout the world,” says Yasuhiro ...
The foreign ministers of Japan and China agreed Wednesday to continue their close cooperation toward realizing Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Japan this ...
A member of its BOJ’s Policy Board has called for stronger action by the central bank as the widening fallout from the coronavirus outbreak risks ...
The number of new infections inside China of the virus that causes COVID-19 was for the first time overtaken by fresh cases elsewhere on Wednesday, ...
Airlines are turning to some of the world’s hardest-hitting disinfectants, capable of stopping everything from sexually transmitted diseases to the MRSA superbug, in the fight ...
Barely more than a week ago, South Korea’s coronavirus outbreak appeared to be contained as the number of confirmed infections stabilized at 30. Sensing a ...
Starbucks Corp. said on Wednesday its Canadian stores will start selling a Beyond Meat Inc. plant-based breakfast sandwich next week, the first time the world’s ...
Transportation authorities concluded Thursday that pilot vertigo caused an August 2018 helicopter crash in a mountainous area that killed all nine crew members.Noriyuki Amagai, the ...
The U.S. and South Korean militaries, used to being on guard for threats from North Korea, face a new and formidable enemy that could hurt ...
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for peace in Delhi on Wednesday after days of Hindu-Muslim clashes over a disputed new citizenship law sparked some ...
The rapid spread of the new coronavirus has prompted the Bank of Japan to ask major banks how prepared they are for a worsening of ...
A court in Kumamoto on Wednesday ruled for the first time that special trials for segregated leprosy patients set up outside of standard courtrooms in ...
Autonomous driving firm Pony.ai said it raised $462 million in its latest funding round, led by an investment by Toyota Motor Corp.Toyota invested around $400 ...
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday the government will request all elementary, junior high and high schools in Japan to close fr
Japan will close all schools nationwide until early April to help control the spread of the new virus, the government announced Thursday.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked all…
(AP) -- A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 82,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-
As Japan struggles to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he hopes Tokyo will host the Olympics ...
Scenario: You are congratulating yourself on having snagged a seat on a crowded, early morning Tokyo train, when out of the corner of your eye ...
As one of the country’s most high-profile politicians breaks new ground for a Cabinet minister by taking paternity leave, some lawmakers and businesses are aiming ...
A new manga plotted and designed by artificial intelligence that learned the artistic style of “Astro Boy” manga creator Osamu Tezuka was released Thursday.The manga ...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's interim leader Mahathir Mohamad said Thursday that Parliament will pick a new prime minister next week follo