Those who worked with Hitoshi Oshitani say his early sense of urgency, constantly badgering government officials to do more, has been crucial to Japan’s novel coronavirus response.
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The deal is meant to shore up Seiyu’s digital operations with the aid of its new owners as demand for online retail grows in Japan.
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.
After years of complaints from corporate governance experts, the wave of consolidation or sales of these units is gathering pace.
As of Thursday, the government is starting to bring taxes of different varieties of alcoholic products more in line with each other.
Even in countries with sophisticated health systems, mortality is difficult to accurately gauge.
Despite a change in leader later this month, it has been suggested that Japan Inc. will continue down its current path.
Long-haulers — survivors of COVID-19 left with debilitating conditions — represent another insidious dimension of the pandemic.
Japan risks becoming a warning for what happens when a country moves too fast to normalize its economy and doesn’t adjust its strategy when the outbreak changes.
Experts contend that the existence of public health centers are one of the key reasons Japan was able to avoid an explosion in coronavirus cases.