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Kanoko Matsuyama
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 3, 2022
International schools in Japan lure rich Chinese parents with golf and skiing
Famed institutions open new campuses in the nation as restrictions in China push some families out.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 1, 2022
Japan’s top maker of baby-formula joins race to feed American children
Meiji Holdings has applied to the Food and Drug Administration for authorization to export to the United States, including specialized formula and its portable cube-shaped powder milk.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / FOCUS
Jun 18, 2022
How Japan achieved one of the world’s lowest COVID-19 death rates
Health experts point to continued mask wearing, extensive vaccination and an already healthy population as the core factors behind its success.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 27, 2022
First tourists on Japan trial trips face tests, chaperones and little free time
The few tourists allowed in under a trial program have been subject to tight hygiene measures and close monitoring.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 28, 2022
‘Nothing is going well’ for Japanese retailers jolted by weak yen
With wage growth still anemic, retailers have long been reluctant to raise sticker prices for fear of scaring off customers more used to years of deflation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 28, 2022
Activist fund executives on board bolstered Olympus, CEO says
Olympus's shares have more than doubled since ValueAct, a U.S. hedge fund, persuaded Olympus to accept its director nominations in 2019.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 25, 2022
Microplastics found in blood for the first time, study says
Scientists found 17 out of the 22 healthy people they took samples from had quantifiable amounts of plastic particles in their blood.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 9, 2022
Uniqlo pressured to halt Russia sales after CEO vows to stay
Comments defending the decision by CEO Tadashi Yanai have drawn criticism, with some social media users pushing the hashtag #BoycottUniqlo.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 7, 2022
Uniqlo owner pledges to stay in Russia as wave of companies exit
Fast Retailing Co., Asia's largest retailer and parent of Uniqlo, will continue to operate in Russia.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 6, 2022
Shionogi says its COVID-19 shot is effective and safe
The positive data could mean Japan, which is racing to complete a booster drive in hopes of curbing future outbreaks, will soon have an indigenous jab.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 25, 2022
Japan Tobacco halts Ukraine plant as fighting intensifies
The safety of all 900 workers at the facility has been confirmed and the company is monitoring developments closely, a spokesman wrote in an email Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 26, 2022
Japan set to miss booster target as omicron muddles rollout plan
About 2.6 million people had received their third dose as of Tuesday, about 18% of the target for January, according to government figures.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 27, 2021
Tardy COVID-19 vaccine makers under fire for trials in developing nations
Vaccine developers at the testing phase now are seeking developing countries where vaccination rates remain low and the virus is still active.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 8, 2021
COVID patients in Japan recovering in robot-staffed hotels
Some COVID-19 patients get a hotel booking — and can enroll in clinical trials during their stay — with their positive test results.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Dec 4, 2021
We have to live with COVID. Here’s how we get our lives back.
Two years into the pandemic, the emergence of yet another COVID-19 variant means the world will need to find long-term strategies to coexist with delta, omicron and the strains to come.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 25, 2021
SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son bets on narcolepsy drug for sleep-deprived Japan
The proportion of people sleeping less than the recommended eight hours is rising globally, and costs Japan as much as $138 billion in economic losses each year, according to Rand Corp.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 17, 2021
The cult of Balmuda can now make phone calls
Balmuda, best known for its stylish but expensive toaster, is hoping to bring its know-how to the ultra-competitive smartphone market.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 17, 2021
Japan leads the G7 in COVID shots without a mandate in sight
The country this week pushed ahead of Canada, which previously had the highest rate among the G7 major advanced economies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 16, 2019
Drug devised to replace chemotherapy may reshape cancer care
A class of drugs is emerging that can attack cancer cells in the body without damaging surrounding healthy ones. They have the potential to replace chemotherapy and its disruptive side effects, reshaping the future of cancer care.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 29, 2019
Blood test can predict dementia, but Japanese developers urge caution: There's still no cure
Nobel Prize winner Koichi Tanaka says the predictive blood test for Alzheimer's disease he and colleagues spent almost a decade developing is a double-edged sword.

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