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Imperial garden party in fall canceled amid coronavirus upsurge The imperial garden party planned for the fall has been canceled to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus amid growing concern over a resurgence of infections, the Imperial Household Agency said Tuesday. (Kyodo) Posted: August 4, 2020 10:05 pm by News On Japan
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McDonald's Japan's supersized growth didn't wow US bosses McDonald’s Holdings (Japan) has staged a dramatic comeback in the five years since a crisis triggered by food-safety scandals, breaking sales records and thriving on takeout demand in the middle of a pandemic. (Nikkei) Posted: August 4, 2020 9:59 pm by News On Japan
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62 percent in Japan with cold-like symptoms went to work amid pandemic About 60 percent of people in the nation who developed cold-like symptoms during the first wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic, between February and May, went to work despite a request by the government for them not to do so, a recent survey...
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International school teachers exempt from Japan's COVID-19 entry ban, foreign minister says The government said Tuesday it has been allowing the entry of foreign nationals teaching at international schools and their families as exceptions to the travel ban imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Japan Times) Posted: August 4, 2020 9:45 pm...
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Sony expects fiscal 2020 net profit to fall 12.4% over pandemic Sony Corp. said Tuesday its fiscal 2020 net profit is expected to fall 12.4 percent from a year earlier to ¥510 billion ($4.8 billion), as … Posted: August 4, 2020 8:20 pm by The Japan Times
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Nippon Steel to immediately appeal South Korea's asset seizure Nippon Steel decided on Tuesday to immediately appeal a South Korean court ruling that took effect the same day that allows for the seizure of company assets as compensation for wartime labor during Japanese colonial rule. (Nikkei) Posted: August 4, 2020 6:17 am by News On...
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