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Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 9, 2020
Suga’s daily schedule may carry key insights for stock investors
Shares in GMO Internet Inc., a tech conglomerate, jumped as much as 5.5 percent Thursday after founder and CEO Masatoshi Kumagai tweeted that heu2019d had dinner with Suga.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 8, 2020
As Cineworld closes its theaters, Japan’s Toho on a upward trajectory
While global cinemas are reeling from the coronavirus and delays to u201cDuneu201d and the latest James Bond release, shares of Japanu2019s biggest movie company are climbing back toward a record high as the worldu2019s third-largest movie market slowly returns to normal.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Oct 6, 2020
Nintendo bulls betting Switch can provide gaming’s iPhone moment
Some Nintendo bulls believe the company can transform into one thatu2019s able to roll out incremental new platforms while retaining its user base.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Sep 29, 2020
Japan stocks finally beat bubble-era high — at least on one gauge
The Nikkei 500, an index that includes 275 more companies than the benchmark 225-issue Nikkei average, rose to a record Monday, topping the closing high in December 1989.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 5, 2020
Experts shoot down Osaka governor's claim that gargling helps beat virus
Experts cast doubt over claims by officials in the city of Osaka that a gargling medicine could help treat coronavirus patients, even as shelves across Japan were stripped clean of popular brands.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 4, 2020
Gargle medicine can fight coronavirus, Osaka governor says, citing limited data
The governor of Osaka Prefecture touted the powers of gargling medicine to control the coronavirus and recommended its use, sending related shares jumping and clearing shelves of disinfectants even as some questioned the findings.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 29, 2020
Japan dodged surge in total fatalities during peak virus month
Japan officially recorded 468 coronavirus-related fatalities in May, almost half its total to date of 1,001.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 21, 2020
Proxy fight looms as Japanese operator of cheap restaurants Ootoya opposes offer
The battle comes as the restaurant business in Japan, as in much of the world, is struggling to stay afloat due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 13, 2020
After 133% rally, SoftBank investors bet there’s more to come
Founder Masayoshi Son has made a career out of confounding his doubters, and analysts see plenty of upside to his company's share price despite all its recent troubles.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jul 8, 2020
Hundreds of cases, but no state of emergency: What changed in Japan?
This isnu2019t April, when businesses shut their doors and workers stayed home; government officials argue that another emergency declaration isnu2019t necessary.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 29, 2020
Amateur traders pile into Asian stocks, making pros nervous
When the coronavirus pandemic sent shares plunging, you didn’t have to be a professional investor to spot a buying opportunity. In fact, it might be better if you weren’t.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 21, 2020
Air conditioner giant Daikin gets lift from coronavirus and climate change in Japan
Surging interest in ventilation and how air conditioners can curb the coronavirus is doing wonders for the company's stock price.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 19, 2020
Fearing germs on steering wheels, Japanese shun car-sharing
With people being asked to stay at home, car rental services took a hit across the country.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 15, 2020
Is Tesla bigger than Toyota or not? Well, it’s complicated
Last week, Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk liked a tweet that read, "Tesla is now officially the most valuable automaker of all the world!! Congrats!!”
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 10, 2020
An architect of Japan’s virus strategy sees flaws in West’s approach at fighting the pandemic
One of the key architects of Japan’s coronavirus strategy has hailed the country’s response to the pandemic, saying its approach was more effective than those implemented by Western nations.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 8, 2020
Chugai stock surges 60% to rival Sony's value on hopes for virus treatment
Chugai Pharmaceutical is now Japan's biggest drug company by market value after overtaking Daiichi Sankyo and Takeda Pharmaceutical.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 3, 2020
Automating factories creates $100 billion Japan corporate giant
Keyence is famed for its dizzying profitability with an operating profit margin of more than 50 percent, among the countryu2019s highest.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 28, 2020
Japan seeing fewer deaths than last year despite coronavirus, ministry data shows
Deaths across the nation fell 0.7 percent in the first three months of 2020 compared with an average of the period over the past five years.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 12, 2020
Tokyo mortality data shows no surge in deaths during pandemic
Tokyo has not seen an increase in overall deaths during the coronavirus outbreak, boosting officials’ assertions that they have largely kept infections under control despite criticism over the limited scope of its testing.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 11, 2020
Japan moves to limit foreign investment in half of listed firms
The law came into force on Friday with full implementation set to begin on June 7 after a 30-day transition period.

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