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Japan-Russia visa-free program to be put off amid coronavirus scare

National Apr 3, 2020

Japan-Russia visa-free program to be put off amid coronavirus scare

The start of this year's visa-free exchange program between Japan and Russia is set to be postponed amid the coronavirus crisis, Japanese government sources said Thursday. The Russian side is concerned that the new coronavirus could be brought to Russian-held northwestern Pacific islands covered by ...

Extended telework and school closures in Japan worry firms and parents

Business Apr 3, 2020

Extended telework and school closures in Japan worry firms and parents

Businesses are facing difficulty due to prolonged teleworking periods amid the spreading coronavirus outbreak, with such periods expected to continue longer due partly to an extended school shutdown in Tokyo. Meanwhile, parents are worried that extended school closures may deprive students of their right to ...

Zoom grapples with security flaws that sour users on app

Business / Tech Apr 3, 2020

Zoom grapples with security flaws that sour users on app

During the coronavirus pandemic, it seems as if everyone is connecting with Zoom’s videoconferencing app — including, on occasion, unwanted visitors. Online trolls have been sneaking into web meetings and disrupting them with profanities and pornography for at least the better part of the last ...

Trump’s push for huge deal to cut oil supply draws disbelief

Business | FOCUS Apr 3, 2020

Trump’s push for huge deal to cut oil supply draws disbelief

With just one tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump conjured up the prospect of a global oil alliance to rescue the industry from the worst shock in history. The question is whether it evaporates just as quickly. After the president’s social-media intervention on Thursday, oil traders ...

Global coronavirus cases surpass 1 million

World Apr 3, 2020

Global coronavirus cases surpass 1 million

Global coronavirus cases surpassed 1 million on Thursday with more than 52,000 deaths as the pandemic further exploded in the United States and the death toll climbed in Spain and Italy, according to a Reuters tally of official data. Italy had the most deaths, more ...

All-Japan Championship canceled for first time over coronavirus

Rugby Apr 3, 2020

All-Japan Championship canceled for first time over coronavirus

The Japan Rugby Football Union announced Thursday the cancellation of this year's All-Japan Championship in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The season-ending championship, usually involving the top four sides from the Top League competition, was scheduled to take place over two weekends beginning on ...

Sapporo to remain as Olympic venue for marathons, race walks

Olympics Apr 3, 2020

Sapporo to remain as Olympic venue for marathons, race walks

Kit McConnell, the International Olympic Committee's sports director, said Thursday he anticipates the marathon and race walking events will remain in Sapporo next year for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which have been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking on a conference call, ...

Club Brugge declared Belgian champions after season canceled

Soccer Apr 3, 2020

Club Brugge declared Belgian champions after season canceled

Club Brugge have been declared Belgian champions after the remainder of the country’s professional league season was canceled on Thursday due to the coronavirus pandemic. Brugge had a runaway 15-point lead at the top of the standings with one round of matches left to play ...