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For Gearoid Reidy's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
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 country's 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.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 4, 2020
No lockdown needed? Japan stores are shutting down voluntarily
Japan's restaurant, bar and chain stores are taking matters into their own hands by voluntarily shuttering hundreds of stores to help curb the coronavirus spread.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 20, 2020
Japan was expecting a coronavirus explosion. Where is it?
While there have been disruptions caused by school closures, life continues as normal for much of the population.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 18, 2020
Japan activist investor Yoshiaki Murakami makes surprise bid to disrupt Toshiba deal
Japan's best-known activist investor announces a tender offer for Toshiba Machine Co., which is embroiled in a controversial takeover battle for NuFlare Technology Inc.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 11, 2020
Do the 'people on the street' in Japan still love Carlos Ghosn?
At his explosive news conference in Beirut on Wednesday, Carlos Ghosn claimed Japanese still love him, and haven't fallen for the image of the "cold, greedy dictator," as he says Tokyo prosecutors have sought to paint him.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 25, 2017
DAZN brings boxing superfight to Japan, as streaming apps poised to disrupt broadcasting
In Tokyo and want to watch this weekend's Mayweather-McGregor superfight? You won't need a satellite dish or a sports bar — just an app.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 9, 2014
Yahoo cyberattacks reveal gaping holes in Japan Inc.'s hacking shield
Shortly after the alert sounded at 9:10 p.m., Yahoo Japan Corp.'s risk team knew it had a problem. More than 20 million usernames and passwords belonging to its customers were being dumped into a file, primed to be stolen.

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Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?