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Japan Adopts New Aid Package For Coronavirus-Hit Businesses

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BANGKOK POST
 
TOKYO: Japan has adopted a one trillion yen (US$9.6 billion) level fresh emergency package for businesses battered by the coronavirus outbreak, featuring 500 billion yen in zero-interest loans for small- and mid-sized companies short of cash due to sharp falls in sales.
The governm...

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Japan’s Live Music Clubs Emerge As New Coronavirus Transmission Sites

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NEW YORK POST
 
TOKYO — A handful of small music clubs in Japan’s western city of Osaka have emerged as a new transmission ground for the coronavirus, showing the difficulty of stemming the outbreak even as authorities have focused on stopping large gatherings.
Japan has closed schools, zoos and ...

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Markets Start To Bounce Back After Steep Losses

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BBC
 
Shares in the US enjoyed a late-afternoon boost on Tuesday as a rise in oil prices helped markets to recover some ground one day after the biggest falls since the 2008 financial crisis.
The three main US indexes closed more than 4.9% higher. Earlier, shares in Europe slipped into negative t...

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Will Underperforming Japan Business Weigh on Aflac (AFL)?

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YAHOO FINACE
 
Investors are currently concerned about Aflac Inc. AFL business loss in Japan due to its sales practices within a key distribution channel in the region.
Nearly 80% of Aflac’s revenues come from its Japan business. This business has been underperforming over the years due to the ul...

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9 Years On: Fukushima Farmers Eye Growth With IT Help

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
FUKUSHIMA (Jiji Press) — Fukushima Prefecture is developing labor-saving farming techniques by utilizing information technology with cooperation from the corporate and academic sectors, aiming to revive farming in former nuclear evacuation zones.
Evacuation zones were designated ...

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Gov't Unveils Zero-Interest Loan Scheme For Firms Hit By Virus

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Saturday the government will launch a scheme to extend zero interest loans with no collateral to small and midsized companies reeling from the new-coronavirus turmoil.
The state-owned Japan Finance Corp is among entities that will join the prog...

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Japan Prefecture To Stop Hiring Female 'Tea Squad' For Meetings

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THE GUARDIAN
 
Saitama assembly hopes move will reflect changing attitudes towards women in workplaces
A local government assembly is attempting to shake up Japan’s conservative workplace culture by ending the custom of employing women to serve tea at meetings.
Few official gatherings in Japan ha...

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Verizon Business And Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions Team Up To Secure Japanese Organizations

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VERIZON
 
TOKYO – As businesses in Japan continue to expand their global footprint, Verizon Business and Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions, Inc. (MBSD) have joined forces to help Japanese businesses mitigate against the rising threat of cybercrime.
Both companies will jointly offer a range of manag...

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Coronavirus Worries Cause Shutdown Of F-35 Aircraft Factory In Japan And Work-From-Home Orders In Italy

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BUSINESS INSIDER
 
 Lockheed Martin will pause production of the F-35 aircraft at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries factory in Japan out of concern over the spread of the coronavirus.Employees at an F-35 plant in Italy were also instructed to work from home out of concern about the illness.Visit Bu...

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Abe Seeks Opposition Help For Emergency Virus Bill As Cases Top 1,000

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KYODO NEWS
 
TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sought support from opposition leaders on Wednesday for swiftly implementing a temporary law aimed at better responding to the new coronavirus and enabling him to declare a state of emergency if needed, as the number of infections topped 1,000.
Meeti...

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