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Deirdre Hipwell
For Deirdre Hipwell's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 25, 2022
Monkeypox proves elusive foe as WHO sounds alarm on global spread
COVID-19 forced governments to revamp their pandemic response programs. Now monkeypox is putting those upgrades to the test u2014 and theyu2019re falling short.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 16, 2022
Scorching summer heat wave throws Britain into more chaos
Britain issued its most severe warning for next week, with temperatures set to rise above 35 degrees in parts of England and possibly threatening national records exceeding 40 degrees.
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 Matchu2019s closing price on Monday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 17, 2021
Omicron's surge is turning London into a ghost town
Although venues are still open, trade is slowing ahead of the key peak festive period as people stay home and avoid socializing in pubs, clubs and restaurants.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 15, 2021
China forcing fashion industry to silence concerns over 'dirty' cotton
In the 12 months since the Better Cotton Initiative published a statement on alleged forced labor in cotton-growing Xinjiang, several brands have suffered major setbacks in the country.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Feb 21, 2021
Britain’s next answer to COVID-19 is to prepare to live with it
The U.K. plan is a pilot for whether nations can do enough to end damaging lockdowns and essentially learn to live with the disease.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 25, 2020
Vanishing jobs and empty offices plague Britain’s retailers
Spending by shoppers, drinkers and diners is vital to Britain’s effort to emerge from its deepest recession for three centuries.

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