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Japanese Firms Struggle To Restart China Factories Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Japanese manufacturers in China are facing challenges getting restarted after the extended Lunar New Year holiday because of restrictions on the movement of people and goods caused by COVID-19.
Mazda Motor Corp. planned to resume operations at a plant in Nanjing Wednesday but postpo...

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Nissan To Shut Japan Factory Due To Shortage Of Chinese Parts

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BBC
 
Nissan is the latest car maker to temporarily shut one of its factories as it can't get parts from China.
The firm will halt production for two days at a plant in Japan which makes the Serena and X-Trail models.
Global car brands are facing similar disruptions as much of China's manufacturi...

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Japan Railway Glitch Halts Credit Card Ticket Purchases Nationwide

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KYODO NEWS
 
TOKYO - Railway firms including East Japan Railway Co. and West Japan Railway Co. experienced a technical glitch with their ticketing system Monday morning that temporarily prevented credit card purchases, their ticketing system management company said.
Cash purchases and Central Jap...

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British Businesses Go For Gold In Japan

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GOV.UK
 
With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on the horizon, latest figures show that UK annual exports to Japan total nearly £15 billion.
It is six months to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the demand for British goods and services among Japanese consumers is soaring, having grown by 32% in the la...

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Japanese Companies Prepare To Profit From Olympic Games

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Businesses in Japan are gearing up to take the opportunity of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics this summer to boost their presence and expand sales.
One factor that may be vital to making the events a success is combatting the sweltering heat. Amid fears of another scorching summer...

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Japan Unveils $120 Billion Fiscal Boost To Fight External Risks, Post-Olympics Slump

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THE GUARDIAN
 
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan unveiled a $120 billion fiscal package on Thursday to support stalling growth in the world's third-largest economy amid offshore risks and as policymakers look to sustain activity beyond the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the 13 tri...

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Panasonic To Team Up With IBM Japan In Improving Semiconductor Manufacturing Processes

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FINANCIAL POST
 
OSAKA, Japan — On October 15, 2019, IBM Japan, Ltd. and Panasonic Corporation’s subsidiary, Panasonic Smart Factory Solutions Co., Ltd. (hereafter “Panasonic”), announced that the companies have agreed to collaborate to develop and market a new high-value-added system to optimize...

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US And Japan Agree Initial Trade Deal Focusing On Agriculture

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BBC
 
The US and Japan have agreed an initial trade deal that will eliminate or lower tariffs on certain products traded between them.
Duties on some agricultural goods will be removed or lowered, while digital products will also benefit.
US President Donald Trump said the world's first and third...

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Japan Has A Plan To Challenge China’s Influence In Africa

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QUARTZ
 
Dozens of African leaders trooped into Yokohama city on Japan’s Pacific coast in late August and heard prime minister Shinzo Abe promise that Japan’s private sector will invest $20 billion over three years in Africa.
What’s more, said Abe, Tokyo would offer “limitless support” for invest...

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Portable Fans A Breath Of Fresh Air In Sweltering Summer Heat

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - As Japan's unrelenting summer heat continues, people young and old are resorting to a creative way to stay cool: portable electric fans of various colors, sizes and functions that are becoming a hit item to beat the heat.
Stores selling the fans, some of which conveniently a...

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