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Japan’s super-spreader weekends

Commentary / Japan Jan 31, 2021

Japan’s super-spreader weekends

by Matt Aizawa

Recent COVID-19 cases in Japan have shot up sharply, leading to another round of partial lockdowns, but reported cases appear subdued compared to the United States or Europe. Total cases in the United States have surpassed 23,000,000 cumulative while the cumulative number for Japan passed ...

Japan's Panasonic to scrap solar cell production

Business / Corporate Jan 31, 2021

Japan's Panasonic to scrap solar cell production

Electronics giant Panasonic Corp. has decided to scrap its unprofitable solar cell manufacturing operations amid ever-increasing price competition, it was learned Sunday. Solar cell production at the company's Malaysian plant and its unit in Unnan, Shimane Prefecture, will be terminated by the end of March ...

Navalny, WHO and Thunberg among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

World Jan 31, 2021

Navalny, WHO and Thunberg among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, the World Health Organization and climate campaigner Greta Thunberg are among those nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, all backed by Norwegian lawmakers who have a track record of picking the winner. Thousands of people, from members of parliaments worldwide ...