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Japan government weighs mandatory linkage of My Number with bank account

National Jun 8, 2020

Japan government weighs mandatory linkage of My Number with bank account

The government is considering making it mandatory to link the country's My Number personal identification numbers with a deposit or savings account, sources said on Monday. The move is designed to speed up administrative procedures to distribute cash allowances, the sources said. Internal affairs minister Sanae ...

North Korea halts communication at joint office with South

Asia Pacific Jun 8, 2020

North Korea halts communication at joint office with South

North Korea was not answering the phone at a liaison office with South Korea for the first time since it opened in 2018 after saying it was abolishing the project that once allowed the rivals to communicate around the clock. South Korea’s Unification Ministry said ...

Toyota launches first plug-in hybrid SUV in Japan

Business / Corporate Jun 8, 2020

Toyota launches first plug-in hybrid SUV in Japan

Toyota Motor Corp. on Monday started selling its first plug-in hybrid SUV in Japan as it looks to commit more to the electric vehicle market. The new RAV4, loaded with a newly developed high-powered motor that provides a longer range and better acceleration than its ...

Grampus goalkeeper Mitch Langerak tests positive for coronavirus

J. League Jun 8, 2020

Grampus goalkeeper Mitch Langerak tests positive for coronavirus

Nagoya Grampus goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak was found to be carrying the novel coronavirus, days after another player of the J. League first-division team tested positive earlier this month, the club said Sunday. Langerak, an Australia international, has been admitted to an Aichi Prefecture hospital although ...