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Virus Breaks The Mold For Telework In Office-Bound Japan

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - The longstanding stereotype of Japan's office-bound "salaryman" is being tested as companies cautiously embrace working from home in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
Japan's government has for years been trying to encourage firms to implement "flexible working pa...

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Some Japan Cafe, Eatery Owners Fear Loss Of Business As Smoking Ban Goes Into Effect

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THE MAINICHI
 
 
FUKUOKA -- Many eating and drinking establishments across Japan converted all their seating to non-smoking as of April 1 as new anti-secondhand-smoke regulations carrying fines for violators went into full effect -- a change that has some owners worried about a steep decline in b...

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BOJ Tankan: Business Sentiment Turns Negative

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NHK
 
The coronavirus scare has sent shudders through the world of big business in Japan, as it undermines a broad range of economic activities.
The Bank of Japan's latest Tankan survey shows sentiment at large manufacturers has turned negative for the first time in 7 years.
The index stands at m...

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Japan's Business Mood Hits Seven-Year Low As Virus Revives Deflation Spectre

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YAHOO FINANCE
 
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's business confidence soured to levels not seen since 2013, a closely watched survey showed, as the coronavirus pandemic hit sectors from hotels to carmakers and pushed the economy closer to recession.
The worsening corporate morale underscores the challeng...

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Japan Counts The Many Costs Of The Delayed Olympics

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BUSINESS LIVE
 
The bill for a one-year postponement is expected to be $6bn, and the disruption is like a ‘kick in the guts’
Tokyo — Japan’s Olympic delay has upended years of careful planning by organisers and spawned costly headaches for small businesses, hotels and even pro baseball teams, com...

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Stormy Year Ahead For Japan's Tourism Industry

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Now that the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are postponed until next year, concerns are growing about whether small and midsize businesses in the tourism and service industries can weather the coronavirus shockwave until the events are held next year, economists and analysts...

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200,000 Consultations Provided To Virus-Hit Businesses

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Financial institutions in Japan provided 212,000 financing consultations between Feb. 1 and March 19 to businesses affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, it was learned Thursday.
In 5,800 cases, lenders agreed to change the terms of loans at the request of struggling borrower c...

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Fujitsu Creates Business Integration Company To Focus On Japan

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ZD NET
 
Fujitsu announced on Thursday it was creating a new business integration company that would focus on its domestic market, which will begin operating from July.
The new business, as yet unnamed, will push cloud-first systems, and is made up of existing Fujitsu divisions that look after lo...

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In Japan, Hotels Lose Out On Olympic Bet As Coronavirus Spreads

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JOURNAL PIONEER
 
The Osaka Corona Hotel in western Japan has been eerily quiet and empty the past few weeks.
"Our name is extremely regrettable," Kohei Fujii, the hotel's sales director, said with a sigh as he sat in an empty cafe in the lobby. A sign advertising discounted bottles of Corona bee...

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Japan Stocks Jump More Than 6% As Fed Ramps Up Stimulus Measures; Softbank Surges Almost 19%

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CNBC
 
Key PointsJapanese shares led gains among major Asia markets as the Nikkei 225 jumped 6.41% in morning trade.Shares of Japanese index heavyweights Fast Retailing and Softbank Group soared 10.99% and 18.83%, respectively.The U.S. Federal Reserve announced an open-ended asset purchase progra...

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