Japan’s Honda sinks for quarter as pandemic crashes sales

Japanese automaker Honda says it sank into the red for the April-June quarter By YURI KAGEYAMA…

International school teachers exempt from Japan’s COVID-19 entry ban, foreign minister says

The government said Tuesday it has been allowing the entry of foreign nationals teaching at international…

Autumn snap election speculation recedes amid Japan’s coronavirus resurgence

Osaka – A snap Lower House election this autumn appears increasingly unlikely, following comments by senior…

Amid pandemic, cardboard partitions take on new relevance at Japan’s disaster shelters

Nagoya – Cardboard partitions are becoming more common as shields to prevent infection with the novel…

Japan’s Okinawa Declares State of Emergency as Coronavirus Cases Soar

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk toward the…

Japan’s post-pandemic information technology challenges

In July each year, the government makes two important economic policy decisions. One is the basic…

Japan’s job availability sank to five-year low in June amid pandemic

Job availability fell in June to its lowest level in more than five years, with more…

Japan’s sinking crime rate fell quicker in first half due to pandemic

The nation is on course to set a record for the fewest criminal cases in a…

Split over Japan’s virus law between cities and government widens

The power of words is being tested in Japan, where efforts to fight the novel coronavirus…

Japan’s ANA logs record quarterly $1 billion loss on pandemic

Japanese airline ANA Holdings said Wednesday it saw a record quarterly loss worth $1 billion as…

Japan’s virus surge fills isolation facilities

TOKYO — As Japan battles a surge in coronavirus cases, some areas may be running out…

Japan’s virus-hit apparel makers try AI to find next trendy colors and designs

Apparel companies hit by the coronavirus pandemic have been tapping artificial intelligence technology to boost sagging…

Japan’s telework rate fell to 20% after virus emergency was lifted, survey finds

The proportion of workers in the nation who work remotely has decreased to 20.2 percent, according…

Debate over Japan’s virus testing resurfaces amid nationwide outbreak

An abrupt resurgence of the novel coronavirus has reignited criticism that Japan isn’t testing enough, and…

Downloads of Japan’s COVID-19 app slow despite rising infections

Downloads of Japan’s coronavirus contact-tracing app have slowed since its debut last month, a blow to…

Japan’s coronavirus death toll tops 1,000, five months after first fatality

The death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic has topped 1,000 in Japan, about five months…

Japan’s nightlife sector calls on government to be more realistic in coronavirus measures

The head of a group of nightlife entertainment businesses urged the government on Monday to be…

Japan’s governors seek flexibility in Go To Travel program if virus spreads further

Prefectural governors decided on Sunday to ask the central government to consider excluding more areas from…

Justice delayed? Pandemic tests Japan’s court system

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, delays in trial hearings and the prospect of…

Pandemic negates Japan’s bid to reduce plastic waste

Starting this month, Japanese retailers must charge customers for plastic shopping bags. It’s considered an important…

Japan’s government in talks with Johnson & Johnson to secure COVID-19 vaccine

New York – The government is in talks with U.S. health care conglomerate Johnson & Johnson…

Japan’s new coronavirus panel aims for more clarity and balance

OSAKA – Late last month, the government announced it would reorganize a panel of experts that…

‘Now is not the time’: Japan’s local leaders wary of Go To Travel push amid coronavirus spike

The government’s decision to move up the launch of its Go To Travel Campaign despite the…

Japan’s major airports may open coronavirus testing centers in September

Japan may start operating coronavirus testing centers at major airports and in large cities in September…

Dozens of U.S. Marines in Japan’s Okinawa get coronavirus

TOKYO — Dozens of U.S. Marines at two bases on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa…

Dozens of Marines on Japan’s Okinawa Infected With COVID-19

(TOKYO) — Dozens of U.S. Marines at two bases on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa…

Dozens of US Marines in Japan’s Okinawa get coronavirus

TOKYO (AP) — Dozens of U.S. Marines have been infected with the coronavirus at two bases…

Dozens of US Marines in Japan’s Okinawa get coronavirus

TOKYO – Okinawan officials said Saturday that dozens of U.S. Marines have been infected with the…

COVID-19 offers Japan’s firms a chance to shine

Singapore – Japanese, American, Singaporean and other business leaders, take note. Committing to models of virtuosity,…

Japan’s foreign student digs likely to survive — and thrive — after pandemic

It’s probably the result of memories from their long-ago youth, but a lot of older Japanese…