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Fukui kicks off ticket-based mask sales as 'Abenomask' plan flops

National Apr 24, 2020

Fukui kicks off ticket-based mask sales as 'Abenomask' plan flops

Fukui Prefecture began selling masks via numbered tickets Friday to ensure all 320,000 households get an equal opportunity to buy them amid the national shortage caused by the coronavirus, it said. Under Fukui's program, the first of its kind in Japan, people will eventually be ...

Women bear brunt of U.S. job losses in coronavirus crisis

World / Social Issues Apr 24, 2020

Women bear brunt of U.S. job losses in coronavirus crisis

Women have lost the lion's share of U.S. jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, researchers said on Thursday, as family responsibilities and the industries they dominate make them especially vulnerable. Two out of every three new jobless claims in the 17 U.S. states studied were from ...

Toyota to resume production in North America in May

Business / Corporate Apr 24, 2020

Toyota to resume production in North America in May

Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it plans to resume auto production in North America next month, after halting operations in March due to a slump in sales amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "Beginning the week of May 4, Toyota intends to gradually resume its North American ...