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Only 38% of schools in Japan began new term amid pandemic

National Apr 13, 2020

Only 38% of schools in Japan began new term amid pandemic

Only 38 percent of public and private schools across Japan managed to begin their new academic year this month with students in classrooms amid the coronavirus epidemic, the education ministry said. But in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka and the four other prefectures placed under a state ...

China's new coronavirus cases rise to near six-week high

Asia Pacific Apr 13, 2020

China's new coronavirus cases rise to near six-week high

China reported the highest number of new daily coronavirus cases in nearly six weeks, driven by a rise in infected travelers arriving from overseas and underscoring challenges Beijing faces in preventing a second wave of COVID-19. A total of 108 new coronavirus cases were reported ...

Make-or-break moment in coronavirus fight could happen this week

Business Apr 13, 2020

Make-or-break moment in coronavirus fight could happen this week

The world’s ability to check the coronavirus contagion and fully recover from the worst peacetime recession since the Great Depression may depend on what international economic policy makers decide this week. With emerging markets and developing nations facing health emergencies, collapsing demand and cash crunches, ...

Pikotaro turns viral hit into anti-virus anthem

Music Apr 13, 2020

Pikotaro turns viral hit into anti-virus anthem

by Patrick St. Michel

During tumultuous times, sometimes the best advice comes from toddlers. “At my 1-year-old daughter’s nursery school, they have a handwashing song. She kept singing and washing her hands, and encouraged me and my wife to wash our songs along with the song, too,” Kazuhito (aka ...

NBA has '25-day plan' to return to action: report

NBA Apr 13, 2020

NBA has '25-day plan' to return to action: report

The NBA may not know when — or if — play will resume this season, but the league reportedly has a plan to get players into game shape and onto the court should that day come. According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst on Sunday, the league ...