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The nations quickest to enact social distancing and contact-tracing systems have mostly kept COVID-19 in check, but their citizens now find themselves lagging in receiving vaccinations.
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.
Bloomberg reporter Lisa Du joins Deep Dive to discuss when Japan will start to distribute a vaccine for COVID-19, and why it has fallen so far behind other countries.
While the broader trends that have driven recent overseas moves will likely hold, companies are also focusing inward, as they restructure assets and evaluate domestic competition.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is considering a request to the central government to declare a state of emergency, public broadcaster NHK reported.
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.
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.
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.