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The Japanese Government Gave 2,000 Iphones To Passengers Stuck On A Cruise Ship Where Nearly 200 Coronavirus Cases Have Been Confirmed

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BUSINESS INSIDER
 
·  The Japanese government gave 2,000 iPhones to passengers stuck aboard a Diamond Princess cruise ship where nearly 200 coronavirus cases have been confirmed, according to 9to5Mac and Macotakara.
·  The phones were reportedly given out so passengers could download an app on wh...

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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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Japan Braces For Biggest Hit To GDP Since 2014 Amid Growing Coronavirus Risks

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STRAITS TIMES
 
TOKYO (REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) - Japan's economy likely suffered its biggest contraction since 2014 at the end of last year leaving it in a vulnerable state, as fallout from a coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) threatens to turn a one-quarter-slump into a recession.
Japanese policymakers...

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Nissan Launches $90m Lawsuit Against Former Chairman Carlos Ghosn

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THE GUARDIAN
 
Japanese carmaker seeking damages for ‘corrupt’ actions by ex-boss who fled to Lebanon
Nissan is suing Carlos Ghosn for $90m (£70m), stepping up the legal battle against its former chairman after his arrest and dramatic flight from Tokyo to Lebanon.
The Japanese carmaker said it wa...

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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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Chinese Visitors Spend ¥1.8 Trillion in Japan in 2019

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NIPPON.COM
 
Preliminary figures show that 9.6 million Chinese people visited Japan in 2019, a new record high, equating to one-third of total visitors that year. The number has increased tenfold since 2007, when Japan had 940,000 Chinese visitors, with a significant rise from 2014 onward.
 
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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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Half of Uniqlo, Muji stores being shut in China

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Japanese retailers are expanding outlet suspensions in China amid the unfolding coronavirus crisis, with about half of the Uniqlo apparel and Muji household goods stores there being shut.
Fast Retailing Co. has closed about 370 of its 750 Uniqlo outlets in Ch...

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India's Railway Project With Japan Faces $4.5 Bil. Budget Shortfall

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THE MAINICHI
 
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan plans to discuss how to proceed with a high-speed railway project in India employing Japan's shinkansen technology after its estimate found a budget shortfall of some 500 billion yen ($4.56 billion), a source close to the matter said Saturday.
The cost for th...

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Many Familymart Stores Less Profitable During Trial To Shorten Business Hours

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Convenience store chain FamilyMart Co. said Tuesday that operating profits fell at 59% of some 600 outlets that halted late-night operations in a trial to shorten business hours.
Announcing the results of the experiment conducted in October-December last year...

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