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Tokyo Uber Eats Union Demands Hazard Pay

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JAPAN TODAY
 
 
TOKYO
A labor union representing staff of Uber Technologies Inc's food delivery service in Japan called Friday for hazard pay and protection against the coronavirus for deliverers working on the front line.
Kento Suzuki, vice chairman of the union with some 30 members, said Uber E...

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Mashiko Pottery Festival

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JAPAN TRAVEL
Pottery, Crafts, Art, Produce, Snacks, Antiques
Venue: Mashiko, Haga, Tochigi, Japan When: Apr 29 - May 6th 2020, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Mention Mashiko Village, Tochigi Prefecture, and I think organic, handmade, homegrown, vegetarian, cozy, interesting, individual, artsy, friendly and abov...

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Japan's GDP Projected To Shrink Annualized 11% In April-June

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KYODO NEWS
 
Japan's economy in the April-June period is projected to shrink an annualized real 11.08 percent from the previous quarter, marking the third consecutive quarter of contraction and the largest drop in over 11 years due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey released Thurs...

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Japan Economy Watcher Sentiment At Record Low Amid Virus Outbreak

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Business sentiment among workers in Japan with jobs sensitive to economic trends fell to the lowest level on record in March due to concern over the ongoing spread of the coronavirus, government data showed Wednesday.
The diffusion index of confidence among "economy watchers" such a...

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Rakuten Mobile’s Low-Cost Data Plan Fully Launches In Japan

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TECH CRUNCH
 
 
Rakuten Mobile announced the full commercial launch of its low-cost data plan in Japan today. Priced at 2,980 yen (about $27) per month, the plan gives users unlimited calls and data where Rakuten has its own networks. The company also raised the amount of domestic roaming data in...

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Honda, Nissan Furlough U.S. Workers As Auto Demand Plummets

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Honda Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. on Tuesday said they had furloughed thousands of workers at their U.S. operations as the coronavirus pandemic slashes demand for cars in the country.
A spokesman for Honda, which employs about 18,400 workers at pla...

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Japan Declares State Of Emergency, Plans $1 Trillion Stimulus To Combat Coronavirus Downturn

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ALJAZEERA
 
Japanese PM calls state of emergency and announces stimulus plan worth a staggering 20 percent of economic output.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday declared a state of emergency to fight coronavirus infections in major population centres and rolled out a nearly one-trilli...

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Students To Be Exempt From Extra Mobile Phone Charges

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Amid an expected increase in online classes for students due to the coronavirus outbreak, the three major mobile carriers — NTT Docomo Inc., KDDI Corp. and SoftBank Corp. — have decided to offer part of their services free of charge.
In major price plans currently provided by the...

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The Global Economy Just Got A $1 Trillion Infusion From Japan

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CNN
 
Hong Kong (CNN Business)Japan is committing nearly $1 trillion to try to protect its economy from the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday announced a 108 trillion yen ($989 billion) relief package — a staggering amount equivalent to about 20% ...

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A Japanese University Used Remote-Controlled Robots To Hold A Virtual Graduation

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BUSINESS INSIDER
 
·  Business Breakthrough University (BBT) in Tokyo, Japan held a virtual graduation ceremony due to the coronavirus.
·  Students called into the ceremony using video-conferencing tool Zoom, and they were displayed on mobile robots.
·  Events including graduations and weddings h...

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