While many restaurants in Tokyo are following the requests in return for subsidies, others are starting to break ranks.
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Operating profit rose 23% to ¥113.1 billion ($1.1 billion) in the three months ended Nov. 30, according to a company statement released Thursday.
Japan has one of the lowest rates of vaccine confidence in the world, according to a Lancet study, which found that fewer than 30% of people strongly agreed that vaccines were safe.
Analysts say Fast Retailing is in a position to recover faster compared with its peers, given its emphasis on affordable, basic clothing suitable for working from home.
The merger will help the Tokyo-based telecommunications giant keep up share buybacks and invest aggressively overseas, CEO Jun Sawada said in an interview Tuesday.
As of Thursday, the government is starting to bring taxes of different varieties of alcoholic products more in line with each other.
With national and local officials giving conflicting signals over the risk of making trips, the holiday threatens to boost the spread of the pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic may be a drag on economies across the globe, but in Japan it’s bringing long-overdue changes in work habits and tools. About 90 percent of refiner Idemitsu Kosan Co.’s nonmanufacturing employees have worked from home. Department store chain Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. ...
Measures to control the virus have melted away social norms like putting on makeup in the morning or spritzing on perfume before a night out.
The lead researcher in the coronavirus trial for flu drug Avigan says it’s too early to make a call on whether it works and shrugged off negative reports about the interim results, saying patients are still being enrolled. The final results of the trial for ...