Fast Retailing is a bellwether for how major global retailers are being impacted by pandemic-related shutdowns in China, one of the biggest growth markets for many Western brands.
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The company said it would suspend some operations but continue manufacturing unless 'unprecedented' challenges force it to stop.
The result of the extraordinary general meeting appears to leave Toshiba with no immediate clear direction.
The U.S. firm is seeking to build on its newfound renown in COVID-19 vaccines and wrestle market share from compatriot Pfizer Inc.
Studies of cell phone traffic, train usage and other mobility data suggest levels of compliance by the Japanese public on anti-COVID-19 measures have steadily decreased.
The device, called Taste the TV (TTTV), uses a carousel of 10 flavor canisters that spray in combination to create the taste of a particular food.
The smartphone app, downloaded more than 250,000 times since its launch on Monday by Japan's Digital Agency, works only for those who have received the so-called MyNumber identity cards.
If botched, the reopening could also prove costly for new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who faces an election in under two weeks.
Japan's COVID-19 case numbers have plummeted to the lowest in nearly a year just as other parts of Asia are struggling with surging infections, leaving health experts perplexed.
Japanese authorities in August suspended the use of three batches of Moderna shots containing 1.63 million doses after being notified of the contamination.