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Tokyo department stores ramp up operations as virus concerns ease

Business May 23, 2020

Tokyo department stores ramp up operations as virus concerns ease

Major department stores ramped up operations Saturday following a six-week suspension for the coronavirus pandemic. After Seibu's flagship store opened its doors at 10 a.m. in Tokyo's Ikebukuro district, more than 50 people who were waiting entered after having their temperatures checked and disinfecting their ...

Tokyo confirms two new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday

National May 23, 2020

Tokyo confirms two new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday

Tokyo reported two new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, the lowest daily figure in months, NHK and other media reported on Saturday. The report comes after Tokyo reported just three cases on Friday, raising the likelihood that the government may lift the state of ...

Mitsubishi Heavy to slash regional jet business workforce

Business / Corporate May 23, 2020

Mitsubishi Heavy to slash regional jet business workforce

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. is planning to slash the number of employees working on its struggling regional jet business amid bleak demand for aircraft due to the coronavirus pandemic, sources close to the matter have said. The plan, revealed Friday, comes as its aircraft subsidiary, ...

Japan confirms first case of rabies in 14 years

National / Science & Health May 23, 2020

Japan confirms first case of rabies in 14 years

The local government in the city of Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, has announced that a person who traveled from the Philippines had developed rabies — the first case in Japan in 14 years. The municipal government said Friday that the patient, whose sex, age and nationality ...

Washington accuses Beijing of blocking U.S. flights to China

World May 23, 2020

Washington accuses Beijing of blocking U.S. flights to China

The U.S. Transportation Department late on Friday accused the Chinese government of making it impossible for U.S. air carriers to resume service to China and ordered Chinese air carriers to file flight schedules with the U.S. government. The administration of President Donald Trump stopped short ...

Two survive Pakistan plane crash that leaves 97 dead

Asia Pacific May 23, 2020

Two survive Pakistan plane crash that leaves 97 dead

Ninety-seven people were killed and two survived when a passenger plane crashed into homes in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, health officials said Saturday. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane had made multiple approaches to land at the city's airport when it came down in ...

China reports no new coronavirus cases for first time

Asia Pacific May 23, 2020

China reports no new coronavirus cases for first time

China on Saturday reported zero new coronavirus infections for the first time since it started reporting data in January, a day after Communist Party leaders celebrated "major achievements" in the virus fight. The virus first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last ...

New infections show coronavirus accelerating across Latin America

World May 23, 2020

New infections show coronavirus accelerating across Latin America

The coronavirus pandemic accelerated across Latin America on Friday, bringing a surge of new infections and deaths, even as curves flattened and reopening was under way in much of Europe, Asia and the United States. The region's two largest nations — Mexico and Brazil — ...

Sunwolves still have chance to join Australian competition

Rugby May 23, 2020

Sunwolves still have chance to join Australian competition

The Sunwolves could still compete in an upcoming tournament in Australia with that country's Super Rugby sides, CEO Yuji Watase said in a statement released Saturday. In the statement on the club's website, Watase said Rugby Australia was negotiating with the Australian government to find ...

NHLPA approves going forward with 24-team playoff talks

More Sports / Ice Hockey May 23, 2020

NHLPA approves going forward with 24-team playoff talks

The NHL Players’ Association's executive committee authorized moving forward in talks with the league on returning to play from the coronavirus suspension, approving 24 teams making the playoffs with other aspects still to be negotiated The NHLPA did not provide a breakdown of the vote ...

Former Japan captain Makoto Hasebe signs extension Frankfurt

Soccer May 23, 2020

Former Japan captain Makoto Hasebe signs extension Frankfurt

Former Japan captain Makoto Hasebe will remain with Eintracht Frankfurt for the 2020-2021 season after agreeing to a one-year contract extension, the German first-division club said Friday. The 36-year-old will play his 14th season in Germany since moving from the J. League's Urawa Reds to ...

Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing diagnosed with COVID-19

Basketball May 23, 2020

Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing diagnosed with COVID-19

Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at a hospital. "This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly,” Ewing, a Hall of Famer as a player for the Hoyas in college and the New York Knicks in ...

Manchester United sues video game maker over use of name

Soccer May 23, 2020

Manchester United sues video game maker over use of name

Manchester United is suing the makers of the Football Manager video game series for allegedly infringing its trademark by using the club’s name. The English Premier League side has taken legal action against the developers of the popular soccer management simulation for replacing the club ...