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Japan pump price down for 13th straight week

Business Apr 22, 2020

Japan pump price down for 13th straight week

The average retail gasoline price in Japan as of Monday fell ¥1 from a week before to ¥130.9 per liter, down for the 13th consecutive week, the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy said Wednesday. Crude oil prices have dropped to historically low levels, reflecting ...

Nagasaki confirms 33 cases of COVID-19 on cruise ship

National Apr 22, 2020

Nagasaki confirms 33 cases of COVID-19 on cruise ship

An Italian cruise ship docked in Nagasaki for repairs with 623 crew members aboard has become the latest host of a COVID-19 cluster, with the confirmation of at least 33 infections on Wednesday. Nagasaki Prefecture confirmed the spike in infections on the Costa Atlantica, currently ...

Japan Airlines cuts net profit outlook due to virus outbreak

Business / Corporate Apr 22, 2020

Japan Airlines cuts net profit outlook due to virus outbreak

Japan Airlines Co. downgraded on Wednesday its group net profit outlook for fiscal 2019 to ¥53 billion ($490 million) from the earlier projected ¥93 billion as the coronavirus pandemic heavily reduced demand for air travel. The company cut its consolidated operating profit forecast to ¥100 ...

Japan lodges protest against Chinese maritime intrusions near Senkakus

National Apr 22, 2020

Japan lodges protest against Chinese maritime intrusions near Senkakus

Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi lodged a protest Tuesday against China sending its government ships into Japanese territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. Chinese ships have intruded in waters near the Japanese-controlled islets seven times this year, most recently last Friday ...

Video games see 35% sales jump amid pandemic

Business / Tech Apr 22, 2020

Video games see 35% sales jump amid pandemic

With large portions of the U.S. population quarantined at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for video games to provide entertainment is growing dramatically. NPD Group's monthly report for March showed that all game-related purchases — software, hardware and accessories — totaled $1.6 ...

IMF and regional bodies agree to cofinance pandemic responses

Business Apr 22, 2020

IMF and regional bodies agree to cofinance pandemic responses

The heads of the International Monetary Fund, European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and other regional financing arrangements on Tuesday agreed to work together to mitigate the economic and financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. In a joint statement issued after a teleconference, the officials said they ...