Corporate Japan backs coronavirus emergency declaration

Business / Corporate Apr 8, 2020

Corporate Japan backs coronavirus emergency declaration

The Japanese business world is in full support behind Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's declaration of a state of emergency over the new coronavirus outbreak. "The government has made a big decision, and we take it seriously," Hiroaki Nakanishi, chairman of the Japan Business Federation, or ...

Japan firms to shut with emergency decree; 7-Elevens stay open

Business / Corporate Apr 7, 2020

Japan firms to shut with emergency decree; 7-Elevens stay open

Japanese companies prepared to close retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters and offices, while expanding work-from-home policies, after the government declared a state of emergency in major metropolitan areas. Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd., Lumine Co. and Rakuten Inc. are closing stores, while Nintendo Co. said it ...