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Corinne Gretler
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 11, 2022
Philip Morris agrees to buy Swedish Match for $16 billion
The maker of Marlboros offered 106 kronor ($10.56) a share for the smaller business, it said in a statement, a premium of nearly 40% to Swedish Match's closing price on Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 25, 2022
Russia remainers say leaving would hand Putin an easy win
Moves by Nestle SA, Renault SA and Philip Morris International Inc. to scale back their Russian businesses have left a dwindling handful of holdouts resisting the corporate exodus.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 20, 2021
Europe braces for more COVID-19 restrictions in time for holidays
The continent faces a critical week as it considers additional restrictions to curb the spread of the omicron variant.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 9, 2021
Japan Tobacco to allow remote work part-time in post-pandemic revamp
JTI joins the growing ranks of companies rethinking work arrangements after many employees successfully spent more than a year doing their jobs from home.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 13, 2021
India's oxygen shortage sparks hunt for $1,000 machines
Portable oxygen concentrators are becoming a line of defense for those seeking to avert breathing difficulties while recuperating at home.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 19, 2021
There’s a new COVID-19 variant in India. How worried should we be?
Health experts worry that a new — possibly more virulent — coronavirus variant could be racing through the crowded nation of more than 1.3 billion people.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 31, 2021
WHO chief faults COVID-19 report for dismissing lab leak theory
A group of more than a dozen nations, including Japan and the U.S., issued a joint statement saying the mission's report lacked sufficient access.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Mar 21, 2021
Contentious hunt for COVID-19’s origin points to China animal trade
Findings from experts convened by the World Health Organization and the Chinese government are expected to show parallels to the spawning in 2002 of SARS.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Mar 20, 2020
Coronavirus puts fragile system supplying food to world under strain
Global warehouses are stuffed with frozen cuts of pork, wheels of cheese and bags of rice. But as the coronavirus snarls logistical operations, the question becomes: How does all that food actually get to people?
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 2, 2018
In aging Japan, Nestle begins pivots from candy bars to personalized nutrition, taking beverage capsules to next level
The company that brought you milk chocolate, Maggi instant noodles and Rocky Road ice cream is worried about your health.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 16, 2018
With luxury push, Japan gives Swiss watch-making industry a run for its money
In a factory surrounded by snow-covered peaks, technicians in lab coats use tweezers to assemble tiny metal parts into self-winding watches.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 26, 2018
Citizen considers luxury acquisitions to attract high net worth customers
Citizen Watch Co., the country's largest watchmaker, is eyeing acquisitions that could add premium timepieces to its offerings, as the company looks to gain more high net-worth customers.

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