The glitch was the worst since 1999, depriving investors of trades worth around ¥3 trillion as government sought to boost the nation as an Asian trading hub.
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The nation is also helped by its better infrastructure, higher numbers of intensive care beds and higher government spending as a proportion of GDP.
Medical experts say long-term safety and efficacy concerns remain as the vaccines are developed in record-setting time.
The country lacks suitable geography for building many solar and wind farms, and the power sector is just one area in which carbon emissions need to be slashed.
While a decision this week by immigration authorities didn't make big headlines, it was a ray of hope for thousands of students keen to work and unable to return home.
Using the Fugaku supercomputer, the world's fastest, a consortium of Japanese researchers has developed a wrap-around face shield that can more effectively block airborne droplets and reduce exposure to the coronavirus for diners at pubs and restaurants. With many restaurants struggling to make ends meet ...
Restrictions on using public transport, finding a place to self-quarantine and getting a test before departure all make entering the country a troublesome process.
Trading was suspended from the start of the morning session at 9 a.m., and the exchange is preparing to resume trading Friday by restarting the overall system.
Increased uptake of the controversial cards and an expansion of their associated services are seen by the government as key to achieving digitalization.
Japan’s largest mobile phone carrier made headlines after its e-money service was used to defraud people who weren't NTT Docomo customers.