Japan’s Shionogi readies COVID-19 vaccine for December trial

Shionogi & Co. is planning clinical trials by year-end for what may be one of Japan’s…

Japan’s specialist cleaners find new purpose and demand amid COVID-19 pandemic

Trepidation soon gave way to excitement when Toru Koremura, president of a Tokyo-based cleaning company, took…

Japan’s unorthodox household goods champion rides a pandemic boom

Iris Ohyama, whose goods are ubiquitous in Japanese homes, has relied on its usual offbeat methods…

Pandemic pushes Japan’s wealthy to spend like there’s no tomorrow

In August, U.S. webzine Business Insider was one of the first news outlets to report that…

Facing the music: Can Japan’s vibrant record culture survive the COVID-19 pandemic?

Masaru Ono doesn’t know how he will feel when he closes the doors of RECOfan Shibuya…

Japan’s response to first virus wave late but effective, report says

Japan’s virus countermeasures spanning January to July — during which time the country saw its first…

Japan’s public-private funds boosting investment amid virus crisis

Public-private funds in Japan, such as Japan Investment Corp. (JIC), are preparing to boost investments at…

Japan’s new top spokesman stresses the need for digitalization as part of coronavirus response

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed Japan’s fragility in the digital realm and the need for a…

Japan’s Suga wishes Trump early recovery from COVID-19

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Saturday expressed hope that U.S. President Donald Trump will recover soon…

Japan’s spokesman has no comment on Trump’s coronavirus infection

U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement that he has tested positive for the coronavirus sent Tokyo stocks…

Japan’s remote workforce packs on a few pounds amid pandemic

Who could have known there are tangible, physical benefits to commuting to an office for work…

Japan’s government plans website for booking COVID-19 tests before travel

The government plans to open a website in October for business travelers and athletes to book…

Japan’s convenience store sales fall 5.5% in August amid pandemic

Convenience store sales in Japan fell 5.5 percent in August from a year earlier, marking the…

COVID-19 can’t deter Japan’s traditional craft events

The promotion of traditional Japanese crafts has taken quite a blow since the onset of COVID-19.…

Japan’s 2025 World Expo minister ends self-quarantine after COVID-19 scare

Shinji Inoue, Japanese minister in charge of the 2025 World Expo in Osaka, has announced the…

Japan’s new health minister wants to beef up COVID-19 testing

To prepare for a possible influenza outbreak in autumn or winter alongside the coronavirus pandemic, the…

Japan’s legislature sees first coronavirus infection

A member of the House of Representatives has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and was…

Virus wrecks once-in-a-lifetime job chance for Japan’s new grads

The nation’s college graduates get one shot at their dream job. That’s it. And this year,…

Japan’s exports extend double-digit declines as pandemic hits demand

Japan’s exports posted a double-digit slump for a sixth straight month in August as U.S.-bound shipments…

Yoshihide Suga Elected Japan’s New Prime Minister, Faces Dual Challenges of Covid-19 & Sinking Economy

Yoshihide Suga. (Photo: Reuters) Suga, 71, won an easy victory, taking 314 votes of 462 valid…

Japan’s table tennis players assemble for first exhibition since pandemic

The nation’s top male and female table tennis players assembled at Ota City General Gymnasium on…

Japan’s foreign residents face discrimination due to COVID-19

OITA – Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, there have been increasing reports that foreign residents…

Japan’s July machinery orders up 6.3% amid signs of virus recovery

Japan’s core private-sector machinery orders rose 6.3 percent in July from the previous month as those…

Japan’s economic crisis hits new low amid coronavirus, setting test for next PM – National

Japan’s economy sank deeper into its worst postwar contraction in the second quarter as the…

Japan’s tuna market, the world’s largest, hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

Japan’s tuna market, the world’s largest, is taking an outsized hit from the coronavirus pandemic, pressuring…

In Pictures: Can Japan’s ancient Noh theatre survive coronavirus? |

Kennosuke Nakamori’s sonorous voice fills a small room as he practises the lines of a traditional…

Japan’s virus-hit businesses seek solutions in crowdfunding

Online crowdfunding is proving a popular way for people in Japan to support small and midsize…

How Japan’s elder-care system fought back against the coronavirus

It could have been sitting on a coronavirus disaster, with the pandemic hitting seniors particularly hard,…

Japan’s Big Second Wave; FDA Head Addresses Data: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration acknowledged errors in comments about…

Japan’s coronavirus handout not reaching all homeless people

Some homeless people are still being left out of the government’s ¥100,000 coronavirus cash handout even…