Japan approves remdesivir for coronavirus treatment

Japan approves remdesivir for coronavirus treatment

Tokyo (AFP) – Japan on Thursday authorised the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat coronavirus patients, the government said, with an…

Japanese contractor Shimizu to start reopening construction sites

Japanese contractor Shimizu to start reopening construction sites

Major Japanese construction contractor Shimizu Corp. said Wednesday it will reopen worksites at projects it had suspended since April due…

16 Japan lenders refrain from investing in nuke-linked companies

16 Japan lenders refrain from investing in nuke-linked companies

Sixteen Japanese financial institutions have refrained from investing in and extending loans to companies involved in the manufacturing of nuclear…

Virus shrinks net profits of Japan companies by 67% in 1st qtr: data

Virus shrinks net profits of Japan companies by 67% in 1st qtr: data

The combined net profits of 199 listed Japanese companies plunged 67.3 percent in the January-March quarter from a year earlier…

Japan dept. store sales see record drop in April as virus cuts hours

Japan dept. store sales see record drop in April as virus cuts hours

Major Japanese department store operators on Friday all reported record monthly sales falls of over 70 percent in April from…

Japan’s new cryptocurrency laws could boost legitimacy

Japan’s new cryptocurrency laws could boost legitimacy

The past week saw several big moves and major developments in the cryptoindustry. According toAlexander Blum, crypto investment expert and…

Japanese superfood can't combat COVID-19, but may prolong your life

Japanese superfood can’t combat COVID-19, but may prolong your life

“納豆ごはん” (Nattoover rice) by Flickr user Masafumi Iwai, CC BY-NC 2.0Check out Global Voices’ special coverage ofthe global impact of…

Asia virus latest: Back to school in China; Japan expands monetary easing

Asia virus latest: Back to school in China; Japan expands monetary easing

Singapore (AFP) – Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: Back to school in Shanghai…

Ten more on cruise ship in Japan test positive for coronavirus: NHK

Ten more on cruise ship in Japan test positive for coronavirus: NHK

CORONAVIRUS | Ten more people on a cruise liner in the port of Yokohama, south of Tokyo, tested positive for…