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Japan raises travel alert for 13 countries over virus pandemic

National May 12, 2020

Japan raises travel alert for 13 countries over virus pandemic

Japan on Tuesday raised its travel alert for 13 countries to its second-highest level, warning against any trips to these areas as new coronavirus infections continue to spread globally. Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi told a news conference that foreign travelers who have been in the ...

Japan economic index sees biggest fall in nine years

Business / Economy May 12, 2020

Japan economic index sees biggest fall in nine years

The coronavirus outbreak caused a key index of the current state of the economy to fall in March by the biggest margin in nine years, government data showed Tuesday. The coincident index of business conditions fell 4.9 points from February to 90.5 against the 2015 ...

Honda's 2019 group net profit down 25% due to pandemic

Business / Corporate May 12, 2020

Honda's 2019 group net profit down 25% due to pandemic

Honda Motor Co. said Tuesday its group net profit fell 25.3 percent to ¥455.75 billion ($4.24 billion) in the business year ended in March as the coronavirus pandemic dented global demand and forced a partial halt in production. The second-largest automaker in Japan by volume ...

Isetan Mitsukoshi logs ¥11 billion annual net loss

Business / Corporate May 12, 2020

Isetan Mitsukoshi logs ¥11 billion annual net loss

Major department store operator Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. has reported a consolidated net loss of ¥11.19 billion for the 2019 business year that ended March 31. The result, coming after turning a ¥13.48 billion profit the previous year, was announced Monday after sales started plunging ...

Are the Keynesians back?

Commentary / World May 12, 2020

Are the Keynesians back?

by David Howell

The current rescue through cascades of public spending may look like Keynesianism, but in fact it is little more than practical common sense in an utterly changed social and economic order.

Anthony Fauci says hopes for NFL season rest on coronavirus testing

Football May 12, 2020

Anthony Fauci says hopes for NFL season rest on coronavirus testing

The NFL's chances of playing out its planned 256-game schedule will depend upon containing the conronavirus outbreak and testing results, according to COVID-19 pandemic expert Dr. Anthony Fauci. Fauci, a leader among the White House Coronavirus Task Force advising the U.S. government on the deadly ...

Lyon women to be awarded 14th straight French title

Soccer May 12, 2020

Lyon women to be awarded 14th straight French title

French women's soccer giant Lyon will be declared league champion for the 2019-20 campaign, collecting the title for the 14th consecutive year after the season was ended by the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was confirmed to AFP by a source close to talks held Monday ...

Launch of Japan's new rugby league may be delayed

Rugby May 12, 2020

Launch of Japan's new rugby league may be delayed

The launch of a new domestic rugby competition in Japan, originally scheduled for the fall of next year, may be delayed due to the one-year postponement of the Summer Olympics, a Japan Rugby Football Union executive said Monday. Speaking to reporters online, Mayumi Taniguchi, a ...