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Fujirebio currently produces test kits at a plant in southern Japan PositiveTOKYO Japanese industrial conglomerates Hitachi Ltd and Toshiba Corp as well as Miraca Holdings subsidiary Fujirebio said on Friday they will jointly set up a facility to produce antigen coronavirus testing kits http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-antigen/hitachi-toshiba-miraca-to-set-up-line-for-antigen-test-kits-idUSKBN23C06Y2020-06-05
Japan has had some 17000 infections and 900 known deaths to date NegativeTOKYO Japanese industrial conglomerates Hitachi Ltd and Toshiba Corp as well as Miraca Holdings subsidiary Fujirebio said on Friday they will jointly set up a facility to produce antigen coronavirus testing kits http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-antigen/hitachi-toshiba-miraca-to-set-up-line-for-antigen-test-kits-idUSKBN23C06Y2020-06-05
TOKYO Japanese industrial conglomerates Hitachi Ltd and Toshiba Corp as well as Miraca Holdings subsidiary Fujirebio said on Friday they will jointly set up a facility to produce antigen coronavirus testing kits PositiveTOKYO Japanese industrial conglomerates Hitachi Ltd and Toshiba Corp as well as Miraca Holdings subsidiary Fujirebio said on Friday they will jointly set up a facility to produce antigen coronavirus testing kits http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-antigen/hitachi-toshiba-miraca-to-set-up-line-for-antigen-test-kits-idUSKBN23C06Y2020-06-05
The MSCI exJapan index is up about 6 PositiveAsian stocks ease from multiweek peaks valuations heady http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asias-stock-rally-pause-ahead-of-u-s-jobs-data-euro-at-1-1-2-month-top-idUSL4N2DI0NQ2020-06-05
The U.S. currency had began strengthening in overnight trading pushing the Japanese yen to a twomonth low of 109 Neutralbyline refreshes http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-ecb-sends-euro-higher-stocks-pause-after-week-long-rally-idUSL8N2DH5QK2020-06-05
The U.S. dollar was last flat against the Japanese yen at 109 NeutralAsian stocks ease from multiweek peaks valuations heady http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asias-stock-rally-pause-ahead-of-u-s-jobs-data-euro-at-1-1-2-month-top-idUSL4N2DI0NQ2020-06-05
As a softer yen boosts Japanese manufacturers profits made abroad when repatriated shares of bluechip exporters were in demand PositiveSYDNEY June 4 Japanese stocks closed at their highest in more than three months on Thursday underpinned by a weaker yen and signs of an economic rebound from a coronavirusled slump but the rally lost some steam as profittaking set in http://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/japan-stocks-close/tokyo-shares-rise-to-fresh-3-month-high-on-recovery-hopes-weaker-yen-idUSL4N2DH1JZ2020-06-04
China overtakes Japan as the worlds secondlargest economy PositiveBEIJING Thursday marks the anniversary of when China bloodily suppressed prodemocracy demonstrations in and around central Beijings Tiananmen Square when Chinese troops opened fire on their own people http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-tiananmen-timeline-landmarks/timeline-chinas-post-tiananmen-re-emergence-onto-the-world-idUSKBN23A3GY2020-06-04
Nomura has 128 retail branches in Japan PositiveTOKYO Nomura Holdings Inc http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-nomura-hldgs-strategy/nomura-considers-having-fewer-staff-at-headquarters-permanently-idUSKBN23A11X2020-06-04
TOKYO As Japan returns to work from coronavirus restrictions its notoriously crowded trains almost a symbol of its celebrated work ethic are raising fears about a resurgence of infections NegativeTOKYO As Japan returns to work from coronavirus restrictions its notoriously crowded trains almost a symbol of its celebrated work ethic are raising fears about a resurgence of infections http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-trains/japans-mosh-pit-trains-spark-fear-of-new-coronavirus-cases-idUSKBN23B0M32020-06-04
TOKYO As the coronavirus jolts Japan the governments huge stimulus package has come under fire from hardhit restaurant owners for channelling funds for items like wagyu beef melons and tourism rather than accelerating help for firms with burning cash needs NegativeTOKYO As the coronavirus jolts Japan the governments huge stimulus package has come under fire from hardhit restaurant owners for channelling funds for items like wagyu beef melons and tourism rather than accelerating help for firms with burning cash needs http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-stimulus/from-wagyu-beef-to-melons-japans-2-2-trillion-virus-rescue-piques-struggling-firms-idUSKBN23B00P2020-06-04
TOKYO Japan has not yet established its position on a U.S. proposal for adding countries to the Group of Seven summit to be held later this year Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Wednesday NeutralTOKYO Japan has not yet established its position on a U.S. proposal for adding countries to the Group of Seven summit to be held later this year Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-g7-japan-aso/japan-has-no-position-yet-on-trumps-plan-to-expand-g7-summit-idUSKBN23A20E2020-06-04
A Japan trade ministry official said Tokyo will decide on its next course of action after seeing details of South Koreas announcement NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Tuesday it would recommence proceedings against Japan at the World Trade Organization over export controls on some hightech materials adding that talks to resolve the dispute had so far failed to make progress http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan/south-korea-to-resume-wto-complaint-over-japans-export-curbs-after-talks-stall-idUSKBN2390JI2020-06-03
ExJapan AsiaPacific index hits 3month high PositiveExJapan AsiaPacific index hits 3month high http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-stocks-jump-to-3-month-high-as-recovery-hopes-outweigh-looming-risks-idUSL4N2DG0VQ2020-06-03
In other parts of Asia too key markets such as Japan South Korea and Taiwan have been more successful than the West in curbing the virus PositiveThe coronavirus pandemic is shredding the global apparel industry stripping hundreds of billions of dollars from sales and thrusting big names like J.Crew into bankruptcy protection http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-fast-retailing-ana/big-in-china-and-tiny-in-the-u-s-fast-retailing-seen-weathering-pandemic-idUSKBN23936X2020-06-03
Kimuras death has been a lightning bolt as many Japanese spend more time online because of coronavirus lockdown measures NegativeTOKYO The recent death of Hana Kimura a bubbly pinkhaired 22yearold wrestler and reality TV show star has spotlighted a rise in cyber bullying in Japan and prompted swift official pledges to do more to protect victims http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-internet-terracehouse/death-of-reality-tv-show-star-in-japan-spotlights-cyber-bullying-idUSKBN23A02Y2020-06-03
Led by Tadashi Yanai Japans richest man Fast Retailing has expanded aggressively in China with 750 Uniqlo stores roughly the same number in its home market PositiveThe coronavirus pandemic is shredding the global apparel industry stripping hundreds of billions of dollars from sales and thrusting big names like J.Crew into bankruptcy protection http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-fast-retailing-ana/big-in-china-and-tiny-in-the-u-s-fast-retailing-seen-weathering-pandemic-idUSKBN23936X2020-06-03
Major airports in stormvulnerable regions such as Hong Kong Taiwan Japan the Philippines Thailand and India have been effectively turned into giant parking lots as COVID19 travel restrictions choke demand NegativeHundreds of airplanes grounded at vulnerable airports http://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/health-coronavirus-airlines-insurance/update-1-as-asias-tropical-storm-season-arrives-grounded-airplanes-at-risk-of-damage-idUSL4N2DG17L2020-06-03
Races in Singapore Russia Japan the United States Mexico and Brazil remain uncertain NegativeLONDON Formula One is set for a series of firsts after publishing a revised eightrace schedule on Tuesday that will see Austrias Red Bull Ring and Britains Silverstone circuit each host two grands prix without spectators in July and August respectively http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-motor-f1-calendar/f1-set-for-a-series-of-firsts-with-revised-race-calendar-idUSKBN23916Z2020-06-03
SEOUL South Korea said on Tuesday it would recommence proceedings against Japan at the World Trade Organization over export controls on some hightech materials adding that talks to resolve the dispute had so far failed to make progress NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Tuesday it would recommence proceedings against Japan at the World Trade Organization over export controls on some hightech materials adding that talks to resolve the dispute had so far failed to make progress http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan/south-korea-to-resume-wto-complaint-over-japans-export-curbs-after-talks-stall-idUSKBN2390JI2020-06-03
Suga was speaking with reporters after South Korea said it would proceed with complaints against Japan over export controls on some hightech materials NegativeTOKYO Japans top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga on Tuesday called South Koreas decision to restart proceedings against Japan at the World Trade Organization extremely http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-suga/japan-says-south-koreas-wto-move-extremely-regrettable-idUSKBN2390VT2020-06-03
TOKYO Japans top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga on Tuesday called South Koreas decision to restart proceedings against Japan at the World Trade Organization extremely NegativeTOKYO Japans top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga on Tuesday called South Koreas decision to restart proceedings against Japan at the World Trade Organization extremely http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-suga/japan-says-south-koreas-wto-move-extremely-regrettable-idUSKBN2390VT2020-06-03
TOKYO The recent death of Hana Kimura a bubbly pinkhaired 22yearold wrestler and reality TV show star has spotlighted a rise in cyber bullying in Japan and prompted swift official pledges to do more to protect victims NegativeTOKYO The recent death of Hana Kimura a bubbly pinkhaired 22yearold wrestler and reality TV show star has spotlighted a rise in cyber bullying in Japan and prompted swift official pledges to do more to protect victims http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-internet-terracehouse/death-of-reality-tv-show-star-in-japan-spotlights-cyber-bullying-idUSKBN23A02Y2020-06-03
The season remains available on the streaming services Japanese platform PositiveTOKYO The recent death of Hana Kimura a bubbly pinkhaired 22yearold wrestler and reality TV show star has spotlighted a rise in cyber bullying in Japan and prompted swift official pledges to do more to protect victims http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-internet-terracehouse/death-of-reality-tv-show-star-in-japan-spotlights-cyber-bullying-idUSKBN23A02Y2020-06-03
Through the WTO complaint we will prove the illegality and unfairness of Japans export controls and raise international he added NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Tuesday it would recommence proceedings against Japan at the World Trade Organization over export controls on some hightech materials adding that talks to resolve the dispute had so far failed to make progress http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan/south-korea-to-resume-wto-complaint-over-japans-export-curbs-after-talks-stall-idUSKBN2390JI2020-06-03
Yahoo Japan has said it would share its technology with other social media to detect abusive posts and launch a review panel including legal experts this month PositiveTOKYO The recent death of Hana Kimura a bubbly pinkhaired 22yearold wrestler and reality TV show star has spotlighted a rise in cyber bullying in Japan and prompted swift official pledges to do more to protect victims http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-internet-terracehouse/death-of-reality-tv-show-star-in-japan-spotlights-cyber-bullying-idUSKBN23A02Y2020-06-03
and Japans Nikkei 225 futures were 1 NeutralEquities at 3month highs http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-stocks-set-to-gain-as-stimulus-hopes-support-risk-appetite-idUSL1N2DF2262020-06-03
Avifavir known generically as favipiravir was first developed in the late 1990s by a Japanese company later bought by Fujifilm as it moved into healthcare PositiveMOSCOW Russia will start giving its first drug approved to treat COVID19 to patients next week its state financial backer told Reuters a move it hopes will ease strains on the health system and speed a return to normal economic life http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-exclusive/exclusive-russia-to-roll-out-its-first-approved-covid-19-drug-next-week-idUSKBN2381FR2020-06-02
European manufacturers may be over the worst of a coronavirusdriven downturn but Asias pain deepened in May due to a slump in global trade with export powerhouses Japan and South Korea seeing the sharpest falls in activity in over a decade surveys showed NegativeEuropean manufacturers may be over the worst of a coronavirusdriven downturn but Asias pain deepened in May due to a slump in global trade with export powerhouses Japan and South Korea seeing the sharpest falls in activity in over a decade surveys showed http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-global-economy/europes-factories-starting-to-recover-asias-pain-worsens-idUSKBN23815Z2020-06-02
It also leaves Japan with an expanded fiscal that could draw market attention once the pandemic subsides he said NegativeTOKYO Japans government will submit to parliament early next week a second extra budget to fund a new http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-budget/japan-parliament-to-debate-second-extra-budget-for-pandemic-relief-next-week-idUSKBN2381EL2020-06-02
Japans trade minister said earlier on Tuesday that it is in dialogue with South Korea on export controls declining to elaborate further NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Tuesday that it decided to resume dispute settlement proceedings over Japans export controls saying the two sides failed to make progress over talks to resolve the trade disputes rooted in wartime history http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan/south-korea-says-to-resume-wto-complaint-over-japans-export-controls-idUSKBN2390JI2020-06-02
SEOUL South Korea said on Tuesday that it decided to resume dispute settlement proceedings over Japans export controls saying the two sides failed to make progress over talks to resolve the trade disputes rooted in wartime history NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Tuesday that it decided to resume dispute settlement proceedings over Japans export controls saying the two sides failed to make progress over talks to resolve the trade disputes rooted in wartime history http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan/south-korea-says-to-resume-wto-complaint-over-japans-export-controls-idUSKBN2390JI2020-06-02
So are the herd of Hippogriffs from Hogwarts and the T.Rex from Jurassic Park as Universal Studios Japan said on Monday its theme park in Osaka would open later this month for the first time since closing in March due to the coronavirus PositiveTOKYO Jaws is back http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-universalstu/jaws-returns-as-universal-studios-japan-to-reopen-this-month-idUSKBN2381OT2020-06-02
TOKYO Japans government said on Tuesday it has approved salivabased tests for the new coronavirus offering a safer simpler way to diagnose infection as well as boosting the number of tests being carried out using polymerase chain reaction technology PositiveTOKYO Japans government said on Tuesday it has approved salivabased tests for the new coronavirus offering a safer simpler way to diagnose infection as well as boosting the number of tests being carried out using polymerase chain reaction technology http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-test/japan-allows-saliva-based-tests-to-boost-coronavirus-detection-idUSKBN23904T2020-06-02
TOKYO Japans government will submit to parliament early next week a second extra budget to fund a new PositiveTOKYO Japans government will submit to parliament early next week a second extra budget to fund a new http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-budget/japan-parliament-to-debate-second-extra-budget-for-pandemic-relief-next-week-idUSKBN2381EL2020-06-02
TOKYO More than 30 new coronavirus infections were reported in Tokyo on Tuesday Japans NHK public broadcaster said marking the first time the number of daily cases has topped 30 in 19 days NegativeTOKYO More than 30 new coronavirus infections were reported in Tokyo on Tuesday Japans NHK public broadcaster said marking the first time the number of daily cases has topped 30 in 19 days http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/more-than-30-coronavirus-cases-in-tokyo-nhk-idUSKBN2390K42020-06-02
TOKYO The Costa Atlantica cruise ship which docked in southern Japan with over 100 crew members testing positive for COVID19 has left the country and is en route to the Philippines local government officials said on Monday PositiveTOKYO The Costa Atlantica cruise ship which docked in southern Japan with over 100 crew members testing positive for COVID19 has left the country and is en route to the Philippines local government officials said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-cruises/virus-hit-cruise-liner-leaves-japan-after-a-months-quarantine-idUSKBN2381OP2020-06-02
The Japanese government has not shown commitment to resolving problems and talks to resolve pending issues are not making South Koreas trade ministry said in a statement on Tuesday NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Tuesday that it decided to resume dispute settlement proceedings over Japans export controls saying the two sides failed to make progress over talks to resolve the trade disputes rooted in wartime history http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan/south-korea-says-to-resume-wto-complaint-over-japans-export-controls-idUSKBN2390JI2020-06-02
Along with Japan Thailand Vietnam Australia and New Zealand are members of the TransPacific Partnership and have strong trade ties with Japan PositiveTOKYO Japan is considering reopening its borders to travellers from selected countries which have low levels of coronavirus infections as it begins to ease restrictions put in place earlier this year to control the outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-travel/japan-considering-re-opening-door-to-some-foreigners-media-idUSKBN2381452020-06-01
Around 17000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Japan as of early Monday with roughly 900 deaths NegativeTOKYO Japan is considering reopening its borders to travellers from selected countries which have low levels of coronavirus infections as it begins to ease restrictions put in place earlier this year to control the outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-travel/japan-considering-re-opening-door-to-some-foreigners-media-idUSKBN2381452020-06-01
Japans factory activity sinks at fastest pace since 2009 NegativeChinas May factory activity returns to growth Caixin PMI http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-global-economy/global-economy-asias-factory-pain-worsens-as-chinas-recovery-fails-to-lift-demand-idUSL4N2DE05X2020-06-01
Since February Japan has banned entry by foreigners to limit the spread of the virus from overseas visitors NegativeTOKYO Japan is considering reopening its borders to travellers from selected countries which have low levels of coronavirus infections as it begins to ease restrictions put in place earlier this year to control the outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-travel/japan-considering-re-opening-door-to-some-foreigners-media-idUSKBN2381452020-06-01
TOKYO Japan is considering reopening its borders to travellers from selected countries which have low levels of coronavirus infections as it begins to ease restrictions put in place earlier this year to control the outbreak PositiveTOKYO Japan is considering reopening its borders to travellers from selected countries which have low levels of coronavirus infections as it begins to ease restrictions put in place earlier this year to control the outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-travel/japan-considering-re-opening-door-to-some-foreigners-media-idUSKBN2381452020-06-01
TOKYO The situation in Hong Kong is deeply concerning and stability is important Japans top government spokesman said on Monday regarding Chinas decision to impose a new security law on Hong Kong NegativeTOKYO The situation in Hong Kong is deeply concerning and stability is important Japans top government spokesman said on Monday regarding Chinas decision to impose a new security law on Hong Kong http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-hongkong-protests-japan/japan-says-hong-kong-situation-deeply-concerning-idUSKBN23813T2020-06-01
That helped lift MSCIs broadest index of AsiaPacific shares outside Japan 2 PositiveAsia markets swing higher Nikkei at 3mth peak http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-stocks-reach-3-month-peaks-resilient-to-u-s-riots-idUSL4N2DE0W82020-06-01
Japan and the United Kingdom have both cleared the drug for use and moved to begin supplying it to patients PositiveTAIPEI Taiwans government said on Saturday it had approved Gilead Sciences potential COVID19 treatment remdesivir to treat the illness caused by the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan/taiwan-approves-gileads-remdesivir-to-treat-covid-19-idUSKBN23609Q2020-05-31
Japan Tobacco International another multinational in South Africa groups of farmers retailers and consumers are also part of the legal challenge BATSA said PositiveJOHANNESBURG A raft of South African tobacco companies activists and associations are seeking legal action over the ban on cigarette sales during the countrys coronavirus lockdown http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica-tobacco/south-african-tobacco-firms-associations-seek-court-action-over-cigarette-sales-ban-idUSKBN2351FP2020-05-30
TOKYO Curbs in Japans capital of Tokyo to contain the coronavirus are to be eased further from Monday Governor Yuriko Koike said citing the recommendation of an advisory panel PositiveTOKYO Curbs in Japans capital of Tokyo to contain the coronavirus are to be eased further from Monday Governor Yuriko Koike said citing the recommendation of an advisory panel http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-covid-tokyo/tokyo-to-further-relax-coronavirus-curbs-on-monday-governor-says-idUSKBN2350KC2020-05-30
TOKYO The Japanese government has guaranteed almost a third of the 7l3 billion yen PositiveTOKYO The Japanese government has guaranteed almost a third of the 7l3 billion yen http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-nissan-funding/japan-backs-nearly-a-third-of-6-6-billion-loans-to-nissan-sources-idUSKBN23513O2020-05-30
The gloomy data comes after Japans economy fell into recession for the first time in years in the first quarter NegativeTOKYO Japans factory output slid fasterthanexpected and retail sales tumbled the most in more than two decades in April as the coronavirus pandemic wrecked both foreign and domestic demand for the countrys autos and other manufactured goods http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-japan-economy-output/japans-factory-retail-sectors-slump-as-pandemic-hits-auto-sector-idUSKBN2350032020-05-30
As part of the settlement the Japanese automaker is expected to receive between 14 billion rupees and 18 billion rupees two sources aware of the matter said PositiveNEW Nissan Motor Co http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-nissan-india-arbitration-exclusive/exclusive-nissan-settles-dispute-with-indian-state-over-unpaid-dues-sources-idUSKBN2342AR2020-05-29
BRUSSELS Japans Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd will be allowed to keep a drug used to treat bowel disease because changes in the market have removed the need to sell it to allay EU antitrust concerns over last years acquisition of Shire plc PositiveBRUSSELS Japans Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd will be allowed to keep a drug used to treat bowel disease because changes in the market have removed the need to sell it to allay EU antitrust concerns over last years acquisition of Shire plc http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-shire-m-a-takeda-pharma-eu/takeda-gets-eu-green-light-to-keep-bowel-drug-after-shire-buy-idUSKBN2342BY2020-05-29
Beijing has also consulted with Japan about easing border controls PositiveBEIJING Global travel disruptions are the top concern for American businesses in China of which many are cutting compensation and bonuses amid the fallout of the COVID19 epidemic according to a report from a business group http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-economy-business/travel-disruptions-cost-cutting-key-issues-for-u-s-business-in-china-report-idUSKBN2350862020-05-29
In a rare statement issued minutes after the security bill was approved Japan also called Hong Kong an extremely important underscoring close economic ties and peopletopeople exchanges PositiveTOKYO Japan is seriously about the move by Chinas parliament to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that observers fear could endanger its special autonomy and freedoms the foreign ministry said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-hongkong-protests-japan/japan-seriously-concerned-over-chinese-security-laws-for-hong-kong-idUSKBN2341522020-05-29
Japan is seriously concerned about the decision NegativeTOKYO Japan is seriously about the move by Chinas parliament to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that observers fear could endanger its special autonomy and freedoms the foreign ministry said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-hongkong-protests-japan/japan-seriously-concerned-over-chinese-security-laws-for-hong-kong-idUSKBN2341522020-05-29
Japan was already trying to shake off weak demand before the outbreak after the government raised the nationwide sales tax to repair its public debt burden NegativeTOKYO Japans factory output slid fasterthanexpected and retail sales tumbled the most in more than two decades in April as the coronavirus pandemic wrecked both foreign and domestic demand for the countrys autos and other manufactured goods http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-output/japans-factory-retail-sectors-slump-as-pandemic-hits-auto-sector-idUSKBN2350032020-05-29
Japans foreign ministry summoned Chinas ambassador to Tokyo to convey its concern over the situation and said it would carefully observe further developments in Hong Kong NegativeTOKYO Japan is seriously about the move by Chinas parliament to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that observers fear could endanger its special autonomy and freedoms the foreign ministry said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-hongkong-protests-japan/japan-seriously-concerned-over-chinese-security-laws-for-hong-kong-idUSKBN2341522020-05-29
Leaving the country would be expensive for the Japanese carmaker Gonzalez Laya also said in an interview with Reuters NegativeMADRID Spain will do everything it can to get Nissan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-nissan-results-spain-laya/spain-aims-to-convince-nissan-to-change-mind-on-barcelona-plant-hopes-renault-stays-idUSKBN2342C62020-05-29
SYDNEY May 29 Japanese stocks retreated from threemonth highs on Friday as escalating U.S.China tensions over Hong Kong prompted investors to take profits from recent sharp gains ahead of the weekend NegativeSYDNEY May 29 Japanese stocks retreated from threemonth highs on Friday as escalating U.S.China tensions over Hong Kong prompted investors to take profits from recent sharp gains ahead of the weekend http://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/japan-stocks/tokyo-shares-slip-from-3-month-highs-as-u-s-china-tensions-rattle-investors-idUSL4N2DB0U42020-05-29
TOKYO Japan is seriously about the move by Chinas parliament to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that observers fear could endanger its special autonomy and freedoms the foreign ministry said on Thursday NegativeTOKYO Japan is seriously about the move by Chinas parliament to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that observers fear could endanger its special autonomy and freedoms the foreign ministry said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-hongkong-protests-japan/japan-seriously-concerned-over-chinese-security-laws-for-hong-kong-idUSKBN2341522020-05-29
TOKYO The Bank of Japans yield curve control is drawing attention from other central banks including the U.S. Federal Reserve as a possible policy tool to help economies recover from the devastation caused by coronavirus pandemic NegativeTOKYO The Bank of Japans yield curve control is drawing attention from other central banks including the U.S. Federal Reserve as a possible policy tool to help economies recover from the devastation caused by coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-boj-ycc-explainer/explainer-more-central-banks-eye-yield-curve-control-how-does-japans-work-idUSKBN2350G22020-05-29
The gloomy data comes after Japans exportreliant economy fell into recession for the first time in years in the first quarter NegativeTOKYO Japans factory output slid fasterthanexpected and retail sales tumbled the most in more than two decades in April as the coronavirus pandemic wrecked both foreign and domestic demand for the countrys autos and other manufactured goods http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-output/japans-factory-retail-sectors-slump-as-pandemic-hits-auto-sector-idUSKBN2350032020-05-29
The new hire Michelle Huang is a former SoftBank investor who worked on the Japanese firms investment in ByteDance PositiveTikToks poaching of Disneys Kevin Mayer to be its CEO was just the most visible part of a broader strategy by its Chinese owner to shift its centre of power away from China at a time of rising global tensions several people familiar with the plans said http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-bytedance-tiktok-exclusive/exclusive-tiktok-owner-bytedance-moves-to-shift-power-out-of-china-sources-idUSKBN2341VJ2020-05-29
Two years ago the European Commission ordered the Japanese drugmaker to sell off the biologic drug SHP 647 developed by Shire to treat inflammatory bowel diseases PositiveBRUSSELS Japans Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd will be allowed to keep a drug used to treat bowel disease because changes in the market have removed the need to sell it to allay EU antitrust concerns over last years acquisition of Shire plc http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-shire-m-a-takeda-pharma-eu/takeda-gets-eu-green-light-to-keep-bowel-drug-after-shire-buy-idUSKBN2342BY2020-05-29
Under a new fouryear plan the Japanese manufacturer will slash its production capacity and model range by about a fifth to help cut 300 billion yen NegativeTOKYO Nissan Motor Co outlined a new plan on Thursday to become a smaller more efficient carmaker after the coronavirus pandemic exacerbated a slide in profitability that culminated in its first annual loss in 11 years http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-nissan-results/nissan-plans-big-cuts-to-go-small-after-first-loss-in-11-years-idUSKBN2341732020-05-29
YCC is an efficient way to cap borrowing costs in a country like Japan where the central bank already owns nearly half of the bond market PositiveTOKYO The Bank of Japans yield curve control is drawing attention from other central banks including the U.S. Federal Reserve as a possible policy tool to help economies recover from the devastation caused by coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-boj-ycc-explainer/explainer-more-central-banks-eye-yield-curve-control-how-does-japans-work-idUSKBN2350G22020-05-29
as Chinese shares managed to close in positive territory while Japans Nikkei jumped 2 PositiveEuropean equities rally on 750blneuro recovery fund http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-euro-rise-on-recovery-hopes-u-s-china-rift-lifts-gold-idUSL1N2DA27B2020-05-29
Critics say vested interests and bureaucracy inside Japans health ministry caused bottlenecks at overworked public health centres and officials waited too long to allow private labs to run tests NegativeTOKYO At the beginning of April a young Japanese sumo wrestler known as Shobushi came down with a fever http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-testing/as-japan-reopens-coronavirus-testing-slowed-by-bureaucracy-and-staff-shortages-idUSKBN23406H2020-05-28
Elsewhere the dollar was marginally firmer against the Japanese yen at 107 NegativeEquity rally leaves FX market behind http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-stands-its-ground-as-u-s-china-tensions-grow-idUSL4N2DA0CK2020-05-28
In a previously unreported May 6 letter the association of public health centre directors urged Katsunobu Kato the minister of health to overhaul Japans testing policy NegativeTOKYO At the beginning of April a young Japanese sumo wrestler known as Shobushi came down with a fever http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-testing/as-japan-reopens-coronavirus-testing-slowed-by-bureaucracy-and-staff-shortages-idUSKBN23406H2020-05-28
Its safer to assume that Japan has just been lucky than to believe it has taken the right said Tokuda the epidemiology expert PositiveTOKYO At the beginning of April a young Japanese sumo wrestler known as Shobushi came down with a fever http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-testing/as-japan-reopens-coronavirus-testing-slowed-by-bureaucracy-and-staff-shortages-idUSKBN23406H2020-05-28
Japan may face the risk of credit downgrade in the medium to long run NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abes cabinet approved on Wednesday a new http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-stimulus/japan-approves-fresh-1-1-trillion-stimulus-to-combat-pandemic-pain-idUSKBN2323D32020-05-28
Japanese government officials promised to step up anticyberbullying measures in response PositiveTOKYO Japanese reality TV show Terrace has suspended its production for the 20192020 season after the sudden death of a 22yearold cast member it said on its website http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-tvshow-terracehouse/japan-reality-show-terrace-house-halts-production-after-stars-death-idUSKBN23401G2020-05-28
MSCIs broadest index of AsiaPacific shares outside Japan was up 0 PositiveShares gain in Australian and Japan http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-gain-on-economic-hopes-but-hong-kong-risk-clouds-outlook-idUSL4N2DA0B32020-05-28
TOKYO Japan is unlikely to change its academic year to start in September rather than April in either 2020 or 2021 domestic media said on Thursday despite calls for reform that advocates say would help internationalise the countrys education system NegativeTOKYO Japan is unlikely to change its academic year to start in September rather than April in either 2020 or 2021 domestic media said on Thursday despite calls for reform that advocates say would help internationalise the countrys education system http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-education/cautious-japan-unlikely-to-introduce-september-school-year-start-any-time-soon-media-idUSKBN2340962020-05-28
TOKYO Japanese reality TV show Terrace has suspended its production for the 20192020 season after the sudden death of a 22yearold cast member it said on its website NegativeTOKYO Japanese reality TV show Terrace has suspended its production for the 20192020 season after the sudden death of a 22yearold cast member it said on its website http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-tvshow-terracehouse/japan-reality-show-terrace-house-halts-production-after-stars-death-idUSKBN23401G2020-05-28
TOKYO The Japanese government is strongly concerned about the situation in Hong Kong Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a regular press conference NegativeTOKYO The Japanese government is strongly concerned about the situation in Hong Kong Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a regular press conference http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-hongkong-protests-japan/japan-government-spokesman-strongly-concerned-about-situation-in-hong-kong-idUSKBN2330XR2020-05-28
The new package takes Japans total spending to combat the virus fallout to 234 trillion yen NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abes cabinet approved on Wednesday a new http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-stimulus/japan-approves-fresh-1-1-trillion-stimulus-to-combat-pandemic-pain-idUSKBN2323D32020-05-28
The series originated on Japans Fuji TV in 2012 and is now coproduced by Fuji and Netflix PositiveTOKYO Japanese reality TV show Terrace has suspended its production for the 20192020 season after the sudden death of a 22yearold cast member it said on its website http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-tvshow-terracehouse/japan-reality-show-terrace-house-halts-production-after-stars-death-idUSKBN23401G2020-05-28
To fund the costs Japan will issue an additional 31 NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abes cabinet approved on Wednesday a new http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-stimulus/japan-approves-fresh-1-1-trillion-stimulus-to-combat-pandemic-pain-idUSKBN2323D32020-05-28
Yet at the same time Japan ranks the second lowest in its testing among OECD countries NegativeTOKYO At the beginning of April a young Japanese sumo wrestler known as Shobushi came down with a fever http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-testing/as-japan-reopens-coronavirus-testing-slowed-by-bureaucracy-and-staff-shortages-idUSKBN23406H2020-05-28
29 Ghosn escapes from Japan onboard a chartered flight NegativeAs Renault Nissan and junior partner Mitsubishi repair their alliance they are under pressure to recover from two years of falling vehicle sales a problem exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-autos-nissan-renault-alliance-timelin/timeline-from-boom-to-bottom-renault-and-nissan-bet-on-deeper-cooperation-idUSKBN23237D2020-05-27
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the coronavirus could change countries industrial structure and peoples behaviour NegativeTOKYO A day after Japan ended its state of emergency Tokyo residents took to the streets with a mixture of relief and trepidation as they prepared for a new of living with the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japanese-face-new-normal-after-coronavirus-emergency-lifted-idUSKBN2320R72020-05-27
Ghosn is feted as a business celebrity in Japan inspiring a manga comic based on his life PositiveAs Renault Nissan and junior partner Mitsubishi repair their alliance they are under pressure to recover from two years of falling vehicle sales a problem exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-autos-nissan-renault-alliance-timelin/timeline-from-boom-to-bottom-renault-and-nissan-bet-on-deeper-cooperation-idUSKBN23237D2020-05-27
Japans Nikkei was almost flat NeutralHang Seng falls 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-shares-slip-as-new-hong-kong-tensions-rise-idUSL4N2D90QX2020-05-27
Japans first 117 trillion yen package in April centred on cash payouts to households and steps to cope with the immediate damage from the pandemic NegativeTOKYO Japan will compile a new http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-stimulus/japan-eyes-fresh-1-1-trillion-stimulus-to-combat-pandemic-pain-idUSKBN2323D32020-05-27
Kyoto Animation is well known in Japan and abroad for its series and movies including Violet which has been on Netflix PositiveTOKYO A Japanese man suspected of killing 36 people and injuring dozens in an arson attack at an animation studio last July was arrested on Wednesday after spending 10 months in hospital for treatment http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-japan-fire-arrests/man-arrested-over-deadly-2019-arson-at-japans-kyoto-animation-idUSKBN23303U2020-05-27
Speaking after a video conference with Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe he said Europe and Japan share the same on China NegativeBRUSSELS China must respect Hong Kongs autonomy the European Union said on Tuesday amid controversy over Chinese plans to adopt a national security law for the city http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-hongkong-protests-eu-japan/eu-urges-china-to-respect-hong-kong-autonomy-idUSKBN2321OB2020-05-27
TOKYO A Japanese man suspected of killing 36 people and injuring dozens in an arson attack at an animation studio last July was arrested on Wednesday after spending 10 months in hospital for treatment NegativeTOKYO A Japanese man suspected of killing 36 people and injuring dozens in an arson attack at an animation studio last July was arrested on Wednesday after spending 10 months in hospital for treatment http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-japan-fire-arrests/man-arrested-over-deadly-2019-arson-at-japans-kyoto-animation-idUSKBN23303U2020-05-27
TOKYO Japan will compile a new NeutralTOKYO Japan will compile a new http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-stimulus/japan-eyes-fresh-1-1-trillion-stimulus-to-combat-pandemic-pain-idUSKBN2323D32020-05-27
The dollar was about flat on the day against the Japanese yen a day after Japan ended its state of emergency NegativeDollar falls vs most major currencies http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-dented-as-risk-appetite-ramps-up-idUSL8N2D843P2020-05-27
The new package puts the total amount Japan spends to combat the virus fallout at 234 trillion yen NegativeTOKYO Japan will compile a new http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-stimulus/japan-eyes-fresh-1-1-trillion-stimulus-to-combat-pandemic-pain-idUSKBN2323D32020-05-27
Unlike strict lockdowns in other countries Japan did not force businesses to close and some had reopened even before the emergency was lifted NegativeTOKYO A day after Japan ended its state of emergency Tokyo residents took to the streets with a mixture of relief and trepidation as they prepared for a new of living with the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japanese-face-new-normal-after-coronavirus-emergency-lifted-idUSKBN2320R72020-05-27
exJapan Asian loses 0 NegativeHang Seng falls 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-shares-slip-as-new-hong-kong-tensions-rise-idUSL4N2D90QX2020-05-27
After the rain the earth said one senior Nissan source citing a popular Japanese proverb that means relationships become stronger after a period of strife PositiveAfter the rain the earth said one senior Nissan source citing a popular Japanese proverb that means relationships become stronger after a period of strife http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-autos-nissan-renault-alliance-insight/nissan-and-renault-shelve-merger-plans-to-repair-their-alliance-sources-idUSKBN23123W2020-05-26
But the Japan Pediatric Association has warned parents that masks are too risky for infants NegativeTOKYO Children under the age of two shouldnt wear masks because they can make breathing difficult and increase the risk of choking a Japan medical group said launching an urgent appeal to parents as the country reopens from the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-masks/masks-too-dangerous-for-children-under-two-japan-medical-group-says-idUSKBN2320AK2020-05-26
Japan is planning to lift a state of emergency for Tokyo and remaining areas still facing restrictions on Monday PositiveTOKYO Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told his ruling Liberal Democratic Party that Japan will lift limits on regional travel on June 19 Kyodo news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-travel/pm-abe-says-japan-to-lift-limits-on-regional-travel-from-june-19-kyodo-idUSKBN2310UG2020-05-26
Japan may face a deflationary said Hiroshi Ugai chief Japan economist at JPMorgan Securities NeutralTOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday the central bank may take more steps to cushion the economic impact from the coronavirus pandemic maintaining his gloomy outlook even as a state of emergency was lifted in the capital Tokyo http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-boj/bank-of-japans-kuroda-says-ready-to-do-more-for-economy-after-emergency-lifts-idUSKBN23203E2020-05-26
Japanese beer maker Asahi Group Holdings said it would borrow 1 PositiveEuropean equities staged a strong session but in low volumes as U.S. and British markets were shut for public holidays http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/live-markets-closing-snapshot-solid-gains-in-thin-volumes-idUSL8N2D73362020-05-26
Japans Nikkei led the way with a rise of to its highest since early March when the economic impact of the coronavirus was just becoming clear PositiveNikkei rises to highest since early March http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-japan-shares-hit-10-week-peak-sp-500-tests-3000-idUSL4N2D805T2020-05-26
Japans government has called on Fujifilm to triple national stockpiles of Avigan approved in 2014 as an emergency flu treatment and pledged to donate it to countries upon request PositiveTOKYO Research into Fujifilm Holdings Corps http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-avigan/fujifilm-research-into-covid-19-drug-spills-into-june-dashing-hope-of-may-approval-idUSKBN23126V2020-05-26
MEXICO CITY Japanese automakers Toyota Nissan and Honda said they are gradually restarting in Mexico as the nations automotive industry reboots in line with a broader economic reopening despite stillhigh numbers of new coronavirus cases PositiveMEXICO CITY Japanese automakers Toyota Nissan and Honda said they are gradually restarting in Mexico as the nations automotive industry reboots in line with a broader economic reopening despite stillhigh numbers of new coronavirus cases http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-autos/toyota-nissan-and-honda-gear-up-for-mexico-reboot-after-covid-19-lockdowns-idUSKBN23120R2020-05-26
MSCIs index of AsiaPacific shares outside Japan was 0 NeutralBy Saikat Chatterjee http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-gain-as-german-survey-fuels-optimism-dollar-firm-idUSL8N2D71G72020-05-26
On this score Japan ended its nationwide state of emergency Spaniards have returned to bars in Madrid wearing masks and England will reopen some businesses on June 1 PositiveSYDNEY Asian shares forged ahead on Tuesday while U.S. stock futures breached a major chart barrier as investors brushed past SinoU.S. trade tensions to more stimulus in China and a reopening world economy http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/japan-shares-scale-10-week-peak-sp-500-breaks-3000-barrier-idUSKBN23201N2020-05-26
Still from Europe to Japan restrictions on businesses and movement are lifting and barring a second wave of infections there is plenty of hope for a swift return to growth NegativeEconomic restart hopes help riskier currencies higher http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-dips-as-virus-recovery-optimism-holds-idUSL4N2D80C92020-05-26
TOKYO A string of controversial missteps has slashed public approval ratings for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to levels that could threaten to end his term early even as he lifted a state of emergency after the rate of coronavirus infections declined NegativeTOKYO A string of controversial missteps has slashed public approval ratings for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to levels that could threaten to end his term early even as he lifted a state of emergency after the rate of coronavirus infections declined http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-abe/own-goals-cost-abe-support-even-as-coronavirus-emergency-lifted-idUSKBN2310B62020-05-26
TOKYO As Japan eases coronavirus curbs following its first wave of cases many small medical clinics are scrambling to stay afloat and the doctors who run them are calling for government support as patients keep away for fear of infection NegativeTOKYO As Japan eases coronavirus curbs following its first wave of cases many small medical clinics are scrambling to stay afloat and the doctors who run them are calling for government support as patients keep away for fear of infection http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-clinics/japans-small-clinics-driven-to-brink-as-virus-wary-patients-stay-home-idUSKBN2310OB2020-05-26
TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday the central bank may take more steps to cushion the economic impact from the coronavirus pandemic maintaining his gloomy outlook even as a state of emergency was lifted in the capital Tokyo NegativeTOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday the central bank may take more steps to cushion the economic impact from the coronavirus pandemic maintaining his gloomy outlook even as a state of emergency was lifted in the capital Tokyo http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-boj/bank-of-japans-kuroda-says-ready-to-do-more-for-economy-after-emergency-lifts-idUSKBN23203E2020-05-26
TOKYO Children under the age of two shouldnt wear masks because they can make breathing difficult and increase the risk of choking a Japan medical group said launching an urgent appeal to parents as the country reopens from the coronavirus crisis NegativeTOKYO Children under the age of two shouldnt wear masks because they can make breathing difficult and increase the risk of choking a Japan medical group said launching an urgent appeal to parents as the country reopens from the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-masks/masks-too-dangerous-for-children-under-two-japan-medical-group-says-idUSKBN2320AK2020-05-26
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency for Tokyo and four remaining areas on Monday after the number of infections fell across the country but warned that it could be reimposed if the virus started spreading again PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency for Tokyo and four remaining areas on Monday after the number of infections fell across the country but warned that it could be reimposed if the virus started spreading again http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-stimulus/japan-lifts-tokyos-state-of-emergency-eyes-fresh-stimulus-idUSKBN2300SW2020-05-26
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that the state of emergency will be lifted for all of Japan and that the country managed to get the spread of the virus under control in under two months NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that the state of emergency will be lifted for all of Japan and that the country managed to get the spread of the virus under control in under two months http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-abe/japan-pm-abe-to-lift-state-of-emergency-for-all-of-japan-today-idUSKBN2310WN2020-05-26
TOKYO Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told his ruling Liberal Democratic Party that Japan will lift limits on regional travel on June 19 Kyodo news agency reported NegativeTOKYO Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told his ruling Liberal Democratic Party that Japan will lift limits on regional travel on June 19 Kyodo news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-travel/pm-abe-says-japan-to-lift-limits-on-regional-travel-from-june-19-kyodo-idUSKBN2310UG2020-05-26
TOKYO Shares in Japanese games maker Marvelous Inc were untraded with a glut of buy orders on Tuesday and looked set to close up at the daily trading limit of after announcing Chinas Tencent Holdings Ltd would take a stake NegativeTOKYO Shares in Japanese games maker Marvelous Inc were untraded with a glut of buy orders on Tuesday and looked set to close up at the daily trading limit of after announcing Chinas Tencent Holdings Ltd would take a stake http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-tencent-marvelous/japans-marvelous-shares-untraded-as-chinas-tencent-takes-20-stake-idUSKBN2320F32020-05-26
Whats important now is to ensure markets are stable so that once the pandemic is contained Japans economy can resume a solid recovery path PositiveTOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday the central bank may take more steps to cushion the economic impact from the coronavirus pandemic maintaining his gloomy outlook even as a state of emergency was lifted in the capital Tokyo http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-boj/bank-of-japans-kuroda-says-ready-to-do-more-for-economy-after-emergency-lifts-idUSKBN23203E2020-05-26
Japans economy slipped into recession in the last quarter and analysts expect another contraction in AprilJune NegativeTOKYO Japan will lift a state of emergency for Tokyo and remaining areas still facing restrictions on Monday while the Nikkei reported a plan for new stimulus worth almost trillion to help companies ride out the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-stimulus/japan-to-end-tokyos-state-of-emergency-eyes-fresh-930-billion-stimulus-idUSKBN2300SW2020-05-25
SYDNEY May 25 Japanese shares advanced on Monday as the government looked set to end the state of emergency in Tokyo and surrounding areas raising hopes that the worlds thirdlargest economy may soon start recovering from recession PositiveSYDNEY May 25 Japanese shares advanced on Monday as the government looked set to end the state of emergency in Tokyo and surrounding areas raising hopes that the worlds thirdlargest economy may soon start recovering from recession http://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/japan-stocks/japanese-stocks-gain-on-reopening-hopes-idUSL4N2D70RG2020-05-25
TOKYO Japan will lift a state of emergency for Tokyo and remaining areas still facing restrictions on Monday while the Nikkei reported a plan for new stimulus worth almost trillion to help companies ride out the coronavirus pandemic PositiveTOKYO Japan will lift a state of emergency for Tokyo and remaining areas still facing restrictions on Monday while the Nikkei reported a plan for new stimulus worth almost trillion to help companies ride out the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-stimulus/japan-to-end-tokyos-state-of-emergency-eyes-fresh-930-billion-stimulus-idUSKBN2300SW2020-05-25
The Bank of Japan expanded monetary stimulus for the second straight month in April and pledged to buy as many bonds as needed to keep borrowing costs at zero NegativeTOKYO Japan will lift a state of emergency for Tokyo and remaining areas still facing restrictions on Monday while the Nikkei reported a plan for new stimulus worth almost trillion to help companies ride out the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-stimulus/japan-to-end-tokyos-state-of-emergency-eyes-fresh-930-billion-stimulus-idUSKBN2300SW2020-05-25
The combined stimulus would bring the total spending in response to the pandemic to about of Japans gross domestic product NegativeTOKYO Japan will lift a state of emergency for Tokyo and remaining areas still facing restrictions on Monday while the Nikkei reported a plan for new stimulus worth almost trillion to help companies ride out the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-stimulus/japan-to-end-tokyos-state-of-emergency-eyes-fresh-930-billion-stimulus-idUSKBN2300SW2020-05-25
Japans central bank created its own version of the U.S. Federal Reserves Main lending programme to channel more money to small businesses PositiveBrazil became the world No http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-worldwide-spread-of-the-coronavirus-idUSKBN22Z0J12020-05-24
Yukio Hatoyama Japans former prime minister also posted about Kimuras death on Twitter saying Japan should consider penalties for those who target individuals for severe online harassment NegativeTOKYO The sudden death of Hana Kimura a 22yearold professional wrestler and a cast member in the popular Netflix reality show Terrace shocked fans and raised concerns over cyberbullying after reports she was harassed on social media http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/article/us-japan-tvshow-death/sudden-death-of-popular-terrace-house-star-shocks-japan-fans-idUSKBN23003F2020-05-24
Europes car industry was put on alert for more job losses on Friday as a French minister warned Renault could disappear if it didnt get help soon and a Japanese news report said partner Nissan was considering 20000 layoffs with many in Europe NegativeEuropes car industry was put on alert for more job losses on Friday as a French minister warned Renault could disappear if it didnt get help soon and a Japanese news report said partner Nissan was considering 20000 layoffs with many in Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-renault-lemaire/france-warns-renault-could-disappear-nissan-plans-job-cuts-idUSKBN22Y0TH2020-05-23
LONDON Japans Naomi Osaka has surpassed Serena Williams as the worlds highestpaid female athlete raking in PositiveLONDON Japans Naomi Osaka has surpassed Serena Williams as the worlds highestpaid female athlete raking in http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tennis-osaka/osaka-becomes-worlds-highest-earning-female-athlete-idUSKBN22Y2D52020-05-23
SpaceJet regional aircraft maker Mitsubishi Aircraft said it is closing overseas operations that employ hundreds of people and may cut staff at home after its parent company slashed the development budget for Japans first commercial aircraft in a century NegativeSpaceJet regional aircraft maker Mitsubishi Aircraft said it is closing overseas operations that employ hundreds of people and may cut staff at home after its parent company slashed the development budget for Japans first commercial aircraft in a century http://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-health-coronavirus-mhi-spacejet/japans-spacejet-maker-closes-overseas-sites-mulls-cuts-at-home-amid-coronavirus-squeeze-idUSKBN22Z09K2020-05-23
TOKYO Japans chief government spokesman on Friday urged China to be open about what it spends on its military and its security goals after Beijing announced a 6 NegativeTOKYO Japans chief government spokesman on Friday urged China to be open about what it spends on its military and its security goals after Beijing announced a 6 http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-parliament-defence-japan/japan-asks-china-to-be-open-about-its-aims-after-defence-spending-hike-idUSKBN22Y0XL2020-05-23
Abe announced a week ago that the blanket state of emergency instated across Japan last month would be lifted in most places PositiveTOKYO Japan may lift the state of emergency in Tokyo as early as next week if new coronavirus infections remain low Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday raising hopes that the worlds thirdlargest economy may soon start recovering from recession http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-may-end-tokyo-state-of-emergency-as-early-as-next-week-pm-idUSKBN22X07J2020-05-22
BANGKOK Japanese appliancemaker Panasonic Corp on Thursday said that next year it will move its Thaibased production of refrigerators and washing machines to Vietnam laying off some 800 workers NegativeBANGKOK Japanese appliancemaker Panasonic Corp on Thursday said that next year it will move its Thaibased production of refrigerators and washing machines to Vietnam laying off some 800 workers http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-panasonic-thailand/japans-panasonic-to-cut-800-jobs-in-thailand-move-some-production-to-vietnam-next-year-idUSKBN22X0R52020-05-22
But now the coronanvirus is reshaping how the Japanese talk about politics NegativeTOKYO Outbursts of political anger are rare in Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-politics-socialmedia/rare-online-outrage-in-japan-forces-abe-to-delay-controversial-bill-idUSKBN22X0Z82020-05-22
Companies tend to see ventilators and other invasive medical devices as too much of a an official at the Japan Association of Medical Devices Industries said NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to build 2000 new ventilators for coronavirus patients that even the government says hospitals are unlikely to need http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-ventilators/japans-abe-wants-to-build-ventilators-that-hospitals-probably-dont-need-idUSKBN22X0CT2020-05-22
Elderly Japanese became an increasingly important part of the labour pool after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe launched his policies in 2012 to revive the worlds thirdlargest economy PositiveTOKYO On a recent Saturday in Tokyos Shinjuku district more than 100 people many of them elderly men stood close together in a long queue waiting for food handouts http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-elderly-unem/japans-elderly-workers-once-key-to-abenomics-suffer-as-pandemic-closes-businesses-idUSKBN22Y06G2020-05-22
Excluding China and Japan top 10 holders of U.S. treasuries have sold that amount in one month only 12 times in the last 20 years NegativeBRASILIA Brazil sold a record http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-forex-reserves-analysis/measuring-brazils-historic-selloff-of-u-s-treasuries-in-march-idUSKBN22X2GI2020-05-22
Gambling is illegal in Japan with some exceptions NegativeTOKYO Tokyos top prosecutor resigned on Thursday for gambling during Japans coronavirus state of emergency the justice minister said in another blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe whose support has waned over his handling of the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-politics/tokyo-top-prosecutor-quits-justice-minister-says-in-blow-to-japans-abe-idUSKBN22W3A32020-05-22
Getting greater Tokyo which accounts for about onethird of Japans gross domestic product back on its feet is vital to the countrys overall economic recovery NegativeTOKYO Japan may lift the state of emergency in Tokyo as early as next week if new coronavirus infections remain low Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday raising hopes that the worlds thirdlargest economy may soon start recovering from recession http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-may-end-tokyo-state-of-emergency-as-early-as-next-week-pm-idUSKBN22X07J2020-05-22
Japan isnt a country like the United States where the unemployment rate rises and falls said Saito NeutralTOKYO On a recent Saturday in Tokyos Shinjuku district more than 100 people many of them elderly men stood close together in a long queue waiting for food handouts http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-elderly-unem/japans-elderly-workers-once-key-to-abenomics-suffer-as-pandemic-closes-businesses-idUSKBN22Y06G2020-05-22
Japan lifted its state of emergency in more regions on Thursday as new infections decline acting to resume sorely needed economic activity NegativeTOKYO Tokyos top prosecutor resigned on Thursday for gambling during Japans coronavirus state of emergency the justice minister said in another blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe whose support has waned over his handling of the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-politics/tokyo-top-prosecutor-quits-justice-minister-says-in-blow-to-japans-abe-idUSKBN22W3A32020-05-22
Japan needs to cut dependence on imports from the United States Europe and China said the health ministrys Maeda NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to build 2000 new ventilators for coronavirus patients that even the government says hospitals are unlikely to need http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-ventilators/japans-abe-wants-to-build-ventilators-that-hospitals-probably-dont-need-idUSKBN22X0CT2020-05-22
Japan slipped into recession for the first time since 2015 in the last quarter as coronavirus lockdown measures crushed consumption and business activity NegativeTOKYO Japans central bank unveiled its own version of the U.S. Federal Reserves Main lending programme on Friday to channel nearly billion to small businesses hit by the coronavirus and stop the economy sliding deeper into recession http://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-health-coronavirus-boj/japan-launches-its-version-of-feds-main-street-scheme-as-deflation-returns-idUSKBN22X2PL2020-05-22
Japans low rate of testing for the virus means the scope of the outbreak may be underestimated other experts have said NegativeTOKYO Japan may lift the state of emergency in Tokyo as early as next week if new coronavirus infections remain low Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday raising hopes that the worlds thirdlargest economy may soon start recovering from recession http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-may-end-tokyo-state-of-emergency-as-early-as-next-week-pm-idUSKBN22X07J2020-05-22
TOKYO Japan may lift the state of emergency in Tokyo as early as next week if new coronavirus infections remain low Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday raising hopes that the worlds thirdlargest economy may soon start recovering from recession PositiveTOKYO Japan may lift the state of emergency in Tokyo as early as next week if new coronavirus infections remain low Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday raising hopes that the worlds thirdlargest economy may soon start recovering from recession http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-may-end-tokyo-state-of-emergency-as-early-as-next-week-pm-idUSKBN22X07J2020-05-22
TOKYO Japan said on Thursday it was working to secure the rapid extradition of two men arrested in the United States on charges of enabling the dramatic escape of former Nissan Motor Co boss Carlos Ghosn from the country NegativeTOKYO Japan said on Thursday it was working to secure the rapid extradition of two men arrested in the United States on charges of enabling the dramatic escape of former Nissan Motor Co boss Carlos Ghosn from the country http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-nissan-ghosn-extradition/japan-to-seek-extradition-of-men-arrested-in-u-s-over-ghosn-escape-idUSKBN22X0SB2020-05-22
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to build 2000 new ventilators for coronavirus patients that even the government says hospitals are unlikely to need PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to build 2000 new ventilators for coronavirus patients that even the government says hospitals are unlikely to need http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-ventilators/japans-abe-wants-to-build-ventilators-that-hospitals-probably-dont-need-idUSKBN22X0CT2020-05-22
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday said that it was possible that a state of emergency in Tokyo and its surrounding regions could end as early as next week if the number of coronavirus infections continues to decrease PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday said that it was possible that a state of emergency in Tokyo and its surrounding regions could end as early as next week if the number of coronavirus infections continues to decrease http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-may-lift-tokyo-state-of-emergency-as-early-as-next-week-pm-idUSKBN22X11P2020-05-22
TOKYO Japans central bank unveiled its own version of the U.S. Federal Reserves Main lending programme on Friday to channel nearly billion to small businesses hit by the coronavirus and stop the economy sliding deeper into recession NegativeTOKYO Japans central bank unveiled its own version of the U.S. Federal Reserves Main lending programme on Friday to channel nearly billion to small businesses hit by the coronavirus and stop the economy sliding deeper into recession http://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-health-coronavirus-boj/japan-launches-its-version-of-feds-main-street-scheme-as-deflation-returns-idUSKBN22X2PL2020-05-22
TOKYO Japans justice minister on Thursday said that Tokyos top prosecutor had tendered his resignation earlier in the day following media reports that he had been gambling with acquaintances flouting social distancing recommendations NegativeTOKYO Japans justice minister on Thursday said that Tokyos top prosecutor had tendered his resignation earlier in the day following media reports that he had been gambling with acquaintances flouting social distancing recommendations http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-politics-gambling/top-tokyo-prosecutor-offers-to-resign-over-reports-of-gambling-idUSKBN22X1092020-05-22
TOKYO Outbursts of political anger are rare in Japan PositiveTOKYO Outbursts of political anger are rare in Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-politics-socialmedia/rare-online-outrage-in-japan-forces-abe-to-delay-controversial-bill-idUSKBN22X0Z82020-05-22
TOKYO The Bank of Japan decided on Friday to launch a new lending facility that aims to channel more funds to small and midsize businesses suffering from the economic blow of the coronavirus pandemic PositiveTOKYO The Bank of Japan decided on Friday to launch a new lending facility that aims to channel more funds to small and midsize businesses suffering from the economic blow of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-boj-policy/boj-launches-new-loan-scheme-extends-deadline-for-virus-combating-steps-by-six-months-idUSKBN22Y04P2020-05-22
TOKYO Tokyos top prosecutor resigned on Thursday for gambling during Japans coronavirus state of emergency the justice minister said in another blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe whose support has waned over his handling of the pandemic NegativeTOKYO Tokyos top prosecutor resigned on Thursday for gambling during Japans coronavirus state of emergency the justice minister said in another blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe whose support has waned over his handling of the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-politics/tokyo-top-prosecutor-quits-justice-minister-says-in-blow-to-japans-abe-idUSKBN22W3A32020-05-22
TOKYO U.S. Air Force transport aircraft on Thursday massed at Washingtons key Asian military air transportation hub Yokota Air Base in Japan to show potential foes and allies it was ready for action despite the coronavirus emergency PositiveTOKYO U.S. Air Force transport aircraft on Thursday massed at Washingtons key Asian military air transportation hub Yokota Air Base in Japan to show potential foes and allies it was ready for action despite the coronavirus emergency http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-usaf/u-s-masses-planes-at-japan-base-to-show-foes-and-allies-it-can-handle-coronavirus-idUSKBN22X0YE2020-05-22
The Japan Society of Respiratory Care also said there are enough ventilators barring a major coronavirus surge NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to build 2000 new ventilators for coronavirus patients that even the government says hospitals are unlikely to need http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-ventilators/japans-abe-wants-to-build-ventilators-that-hospitals-probably-dont-need-idUSKBN22X0CT2020-05-22
The Japanese company announced a day before that it would sell 240 million shares in the subsidiary leaving it with a 62 PositiveTOKYO SoftBank Group Corp said on Friday its planned sale of in its domestic telco SoftBank Corp would fetch 310 http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-softbank-group-softbank/softbank-groups-sale-of-5-telco-unit-stake-to-raise-2-9-billion-idUSKBN22Y00X2020-05-22
Also Japanese fireworks started out mainly as a way of throwing off bad fortune and so these are our two goals NegativeTOKYO On a night not too far in the future but still being kept secret skies across Japan will light up with simultaneous fireworks displays from north to south in a plan by fireworks makers to cheer a nation weary of battling the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-fireworks/japan-fireworks-makers-to-light-up-night-skies-at-secret-time-to-cheer-nation-idUSKBN22W14L2020-05-21
Asian stocks were mostly flat but a soft yen supported the Japan blue chip index Nikkei which closed up 1 PositiveSTOXX closes 1 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/live-markets-closing-snapshot-hope-rally-idUSL8N2D25YH2020-05-21
But he said Japan was yet ready to promote tourism and added that some restrictions will remain even if the government lifts its state of emergency in all regions NegativeTOKYO Japanese Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Wednesday that the nation was on a path towards containing the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-nishimura/japan-on-path-to-coronavirus-containment-economy-minister-nishimura-idUSKBN22W18K2020-05-21
It might also provide a fresh source of friction with Japan that complicates future negotiations NegativeSEOUL South Korean victims of Japanese wartime sexual violence boycotted a weekly protest in Seoul on Wednesday after a former leader of the group organising the rally was accused of misusing funds meant for victims http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-comfortwomen/victims-absent-from-south-koreas-comfort-women-rally-amid-graft-allegations-over-ex-leader-idUSKBN22W1122020-05-21
Japan has reported more than 17049 cases of the coronavirus and over 769 deaths NegativeTOKYO One in five Japanese companies are worried they may not have sufficient capital if the coronavirus crisis persists a Reuters poll showed on Thursday underscoring how even some of the worlds biggest cashhoarding firms are bracing for prolonged pain http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-companies/in-cash-rich-japan-a-fifth-of-firms-now-see-risk-of-insufficient-capital-idUSKBN22W3AF2020-05-21
Japan is closely communicating with relevant U.S. authorities following the arrests a Japanese government source said on Thursday NegativeU.S. authorities on Wednesday arrested a former U.S. Army Special Forces soldier and another man in Massachusetts wanted by Japan on charges that they enabled the escape of former Nissan Motor Co boss Carlos Ghosn out of the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-nissan-ghosn/u-s-arrests-two-men-wanted-by-japan-over-ex-nissan-boss-carlos-ghosns-escape-idUSKBN22W1XD2020-05-21
Last week Japan freed 39 of its 47 prefectures from a blanket state of emergency that had lasted most of April and several more could emerge this week PositiveTOKYO On a night not too far in the future but still being kept secret skies across Japan will light up with simultaneous fireworks displays from north to south in a plan by fireworks makers to cheer a nation weary of battling the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-fireworks/japan-fireworks-makers-to-light-up-night-skies-at-secret-time-to-cheer-nation-idUSKBN22W14L2020-05-21
MSCIs broadest index of AsiaPacific shares outside Japan was up just 0 PositiveAsian shares stepped back slightly and U.S. stock futures fell on Thursday as lingering caution about the longterm impact of the coronavirus outbreak offset some of this weeks enthusiasm over reopening of economies http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-global-markets/asia-shares-temper-rally-await-china-policy-meeting-idUSKBN22W3CO2020-05-21
SEOUL South Korean victims of Japanese wartime sexual violence boycotted a weekly protest in Seoul on Wednesday after a former leader of the group organising the rally was accused of misusing funds meant for victims NegativeSEOUL South Korean victims of Japanese wartime sexual violence boycotted a weekly protest in Seoul on Wednesday after a former leader of the group organising the rally was accused of misusing funds meant for victims http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-comfortwomen/victims-absent-from-south-koreas-comfort-women-rally-amid-graft-allegations-over-ex-leader-idUSKBN22W1122020-05-21
Shipments to Asia which account for more than half of Japanese exports declined 11 NegativeTOKYO Japans exports fell the most since the 2009 global financial crisis in April as the coronavirus pandemic slammed world demand for cars industrial materials and other goods likely pushing the worlds thirdlargest economy deeper into recession http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-trade/japan-exports-fall-most-since-2009-as-pandemic-wipes-out-global-demand-idUSKBN22W3D02020-05-21
TOKYO Japan is closely communicating with relevant U.S. authorities following the U.S. arrest of two men on charges they enabled former Nissan Motor Co chairman Carlos Ghosn to escape from Japan last year a Japanese government source said on Thursday NegativeTOKYO Japan is closely communicating with relevant U.S. authorities following the U.S. arrest of two men on charges they enabled former Nissan Motor Co chairman Carlos Ghosn to escape from Japan last year a Japanese government source said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-nissan-ghosn-japan-usa/japan-closely-communicating-with-u-s-after-arrest-of-two-men-over-ghosn-escape-source-idUSKBN22X0872020-05-21
TOKYO Japan plans to lift the state of emergency in the western prefectures of Osaka Kyoto and Hyogo from the list of eight remaining ones but keeping curbs in Tokyo area and the northern island of Hokkaido public broadcaster NHK reported on Wednesday PositiveTOKYO Japan plans to lift the state of emergency in the western prefectures of Osaka Kyoto and Hyogo from the list of eight remaining ones but keeping curbs in Tokyo area and the northern island of Hokkaido public broadcaster NHK reported on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-to-lift-emergency-in-western-prefectures-nhk-idUSKBN22W1RP2020-05-21
TOKYO Japan will lift its state of emergency in Osaka Kyoto and Hyogo on Thursday as the number of new coronavirus infections drops Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said amid hopes the move will help the worlds thirdlargest economy to recover PositiveTOKYO Japan will lift its state of emergency in Osaka Kyoto and Hyogo on Thursday as the number of new coronavirus infections drops Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said amid hopes the move will help the worlds thirdlargest economy to recover http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-to-lift-state-of-emergency-for-osaka-nearby-kyoto-hyogo-idUSKBN22X07J2020-05-21
TOKYO Japanese Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Wednesday that the nation was on a path towards containing the novel coronavirus NegativeTOKYO Japanese Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Wednesday that the nation was on a path towards containing the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-nishimura/japan-on-path-to-coronavirus-containment-economy-minister-nishimura-idUSKBN22W18K2020-05-21
TOKYO May 21 Japans Nikkei share average was little changed by midday on Thursday after profittaking pulled shares down from the high hit earlier in the session NeutralTOKYO May 21 Japans Nikkei share average was little changed by midday on Thursday after profittaking pulled shares down from the high hit earlier in the session http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/japanese-shares-run-out-of-steam-after-touching-2-1-2-month-high-idUSL4N2D30ZN2020-05-21
TOKYO Nissan Motor Co said on Thursday it still reserves the right to take further legal measures in the case of its ousted former Chairman Carlos Ghosn after the United States arrested two men on charges they enabled his escape from Japan NegativeTOKYO Nissan Motor Co said on Thursday it still reserves the right to take further legal measures in the case of its ousted former Chairman Carlos Ghosn after the United States arrested two men on charges they enabled his escape from Japan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-nissan-ghosn-measures/nissan-says-it-has-noted-u-s-arrests-in-ghosn-case-reserves-right-for-legal-measures-idUSKBN22X05C2020-05-21
TOKYO On a night not too far in the future but still being kept secret skies across Japan will light up with simultaneous fireworks displays from north to south in a plan by fireworks makers to cheer a nation weary of battling the coronavirus NegativeTOKYO On a night not too far in the future but still being kept secret skies across Japan will light up with simultaneous fireworks displays from north to south in a plan by fireworks makers to cheer a nation weary of battling the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-fireworks/japan-fireworks-makers-to-light-up-night-skies-at-secret-time-to-cheer-nation-idUSKBN22W14L2020-05-21
TOKYO One in five Japanese companies are worried they may not have sufficient capital if the coronavirus crisis persists a Reuters poll showed on Thursday underscoring how even some of the worlds biggest cashhoarding firms are bracing for prolonged pain NegativeTOKYO One in five Japanese companies are worried they may not have sufficient capital if the coronavirus crisis persists a Reuters poll showed on Thursday underscoring how even some of the worlds biggest cashhoarding firms are bracing for prolonged pain http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-companies/in-cash-rich-japan-a-fifth-of-firms-now-see-risk-of-insufficient-capital-idUSKBN22W3AF2020-05-21
TOKYO Tokyo confirmed five new coronavirus infections on Wednesday the fourth straight day that the Japanese capital has seen fewer than 10 new cases Asahi television said NegativeTOKYO Tokyo confirmed five new coronavirus infections on Wednesday the fourth straight day that the Japanese capital has seen fewer than 10 new cases Asahi television said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-tokyo/tokyo-confirms-five-new-coronavirus-infections-tv-asahi-idUSKBN22W0S32020-05-21
TOKYO Tokyos top prosecutor was set to resign after a report that he gambled illegally during Japans coronavirus state of emergency media said on Thursday in a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe whose support has been hit over his handling of the pandemic NegativeTOKYO Tokyos top prosecutor was set to resign after a report that he gambled illegally during Japans coronavirus state of emergency media said on Thursday in a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe whose support has been hit over his handling of the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-politics/in-blow-to-japans-abe-media-say-tokyo-top-prosecutor-set-to-resign-idUSKBN22W3A32020-05-21
After years of applying plenty of stick to commercial lenders unhappy with negative interest rate policies central bankers in the euro zone and Japan are experimenting with some carrot too NegativeAfter years of applying plenty of stick to commercial lenders unhappy with negative interest rate policies central bankers in the euro zone and Japan are experimenting with some carrot too http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-centralbanks-rates/amid-rising-talk-of-negative-rates-policies-in-japan-europe-get-subtle-tweaks-idUSKBN22V0HP2020-05-20
But smaller companies which employ about of Japans workforce would find it hard to cope NegativeTOKYO Advocates of changing Japans centuryold tradition of starting the school year in April when cherry blossoms bloom are seizing on school closures caused by the coronavirus as a chance for reforms they say will internationalise education http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-education/japans-coronavirus-crisis-sparks-calls-for-revamping-the-school-year-idUSKBN22W0FU2020-05-20
F35 assembly facilities in Japan and Italy were both impacted by COVID19 earlier this year NegativeGreg Ulmer who runs Lockheed Martins F35 program told Reuters in an interview that were going to slow the production rate down for about two to three months http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-lockheed-f35/lockheed-may-delay-delivery-of-up-to-24-f-35-jets-as-covid-19-hits-suppliers-idUSKBN22V2XX2020-05-20
Help from the banking sector is particularly important in Japan and Europe where banks are the primary credit source for many companies PositiveAfter years of applying plenty of stick to commercial lenders unhappy with negative interest rate policies central bankers in the euro zone and Japan are experimenting with some carrot too http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-centralbanks-rates/amid-rising-talk-of-negative-rates-policies-in-japan-europe-get-subtle-tweaks-idUSKBN22V0HP2020-05-20
MSCIs broadest index of AsiaPacific shares outside Japan was flat NeutralWASHINGTON Asian stocks struggled to extend the weeks rally on Wednesday and gold and bonds firmed as a sceptical press report dented some hopes for a COVID19 vaccine and concerns about bumps in the global recovery from the pandemic returned http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-stocks-adrift-as-vaccine-rally-falters-idUSKBN22V3BU2020-05-20
Sayuri Shirai a former Bank of Japan board member says it has become a among global central banks that negative rates have huge drawbacks and mixed positive results NegativeAfter years of applying plenty of stick to commercial lenders unhappy with negative interest rate policies central bankers in the euro zone and Japan are experimenting with some carrot too http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-centralbanks-rates/amid-rising-talk-of-negative-rates-policies-in-japan-europe-get-subtle-tweaks-idUSKBN22V0HP2020-05-20
Sentiment also got a boost after the Bank of Japan said it would hold an emergency meeting on Friday to decide the details of a loan programme for small firms PositiveTOKYO May 20 Japanese shares gained on Wednesday buoyed by hopes that the government would allow economic activity to resume in response to a decline in new coronavirus infections http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/japan-stocks-rise-on-hopes-for-economic-restart-idUSL4N2D20CC2020-05-20
Supporters of the reform say a September start would make it easier for foreign students to come to Japan and Japanese to study abroad PositiveTOKYO Advocates of changing Japans centuryold tradition of starting the school year in April when cherry blossoms bloom are seizing on school closures caused by the coronavirus as a chance for reforms they say will internationalise education http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-education/japans-coronavirus-crisis-sparks-calls-for-revamping-the-school-year-idUSKBN22W0FU2020-05-20
TOKYO Advocates of changing Japans centuryold tradition of starting the school year in April when cherry blossoms bloom are seizing on school closures caused by the coronavirus as a chance for reforms they say will internationalise education PositiveTOKYO Advocates of changing Japans centuryold tradition of starting the school year in April when cherry blossoms bloom are seizing on school closures caused by the coronavirus as a chance for reforms they say will internationalise education http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-education/japans-coronavirus-crisis-sparks-calls-for-revamping-the-school-year-idUSKBN22W0FU2020-05-20
TOKYO As Japans restaurants and bars slowly open up from a coronavirus lockdown many are looking to reassure the public that dining out is safe again and one Japanesestyle izakaya pub thinks it has found the perfect solution PositiveTOKYO As Japans restaurants and bars slowly open up from a coronavirus lockdown many are looking to reassure the public that dining out is safe again and one Japanesestyle izakaya pub thinks it has found the perfect solution http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-pub/japanese-pub-aims-to-clean-up-with-disinfectant-spray-machine-idUSKBN22W0K42020-05-20
TOKYO Japan may lift its state of emergency in more regions this week as new coronavirus infections drop the Asahi newspaper said on Tuesday moving to resume sorely needed activity in the worlds thirdlargest economy battered by containment measures NegativeTOKYO Japan may lift its state of emergency in more regions this week as new coronavirus infections drop the Asahi newspaper said on Tuesday moving to resume sorely needed activity in the worlds thirdlargest economy battered by containment measures http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-may-free-more-regions-from-emergency-as-new-virus-cases-drop-asahi-idUSKBN22V0ZD2020-05-20
TOKYO Japans defence ministry is investigating a possible leak of details of a new stateoftheart missile in a largescale cyber attack on Mitsubishi Electric Corp the Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported on Wednesday NegativeTOKYO Japans defence ministry is investigating a possible leak of details of a new stateoftheart missile in a largescale cyber attack on Mitsubishi Electric Corp the Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-mitsubishi-elec-cyber/japan-defence-ministry-investigating-potential-hack-of-next-gen-missile-details-asahi-idUSKBN22W05J2020-05-20
TOKYO May 20 Japanese shares gained on Wednesday buoyed by hopes that the government would allow economic activity to resume in response to a decline in new coronavirus infections PositiveTOKYO May 20 Japanese shares gained on Wednesday buoyed by hopes that the government would allow economic activity to resume in response to a decline in new coronavirus infections http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/japan-stocks-rise-on-hopes-for-economic-restart-idUSL4N2D20CC2020-05-20
TOKYO The chariots of 1959 epic Ben and the yellow brick road of 1939 fantasy The Wizard of are back on the big screen in Japan as cinemas begin reopening from the coronavirus crisis with a slate heavy on Hollywood classics PositiveTOKYO The chariots of 1959 epic Ben and the yellow brick road of 1939 fantasy The Wizard of are back on the big screen in Japan as cinemas begin reopening from the coronavirus crisis with a slate heavy on Hollywood classics http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-cinemas/at-the-movies-ben-hur-and-wizard-of-oz-as-japan-reopens-idUSKBN22V0HV2020-05-20
Thats largely because most Japanese companies hire new university graduates in April so students who go abroad fear losing their chance to apply for jobs NegativeTOKYO Advocates of changing Japans centuryold tradition of starting the school year in April when cherry blossoms bloom are seizing on school closures caused by the coronavirus as a chance for reforms they say will internationalise education http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-education/japans-coronavirus-crisis-sparks-calls-for-revamping-the-school-year-idUSKBN22W0FU2020-05-20
The Japan Sumo Association is also exploring prospects of resuming a summer tournament in July it said after cancelling a tournament originally set to start on Sunday NegativeTOKYO Japan may lift its state of emergency in more regions this week as new coronavirus infections drop the Asahi newspaper said on Tuesday moving to resume sorely needed activity in the worlds thirdlargest economy battered by containment measures http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-may-free-more-regions-from-emergency-as-new-virus-cases-drop-asahi-idUSKBN22V0ZD2020-05-20
The ancient Japanese sport has been hit especially hard by the virus with several organisation members testing positive as well as the death last week of a 28yearold wrestler NegativeTOKYO Japan may lift its state of emergency in more regions this week as new coronavirus infections drop the Asahi newspaper said on Tuesday moving to resume sorely needed activity in the worlds thirdlargest economy battered by containment measures http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-may-free-more-regions-from-emergency-as-new-virus-cases-drop-asahi-idUSKBN22V0ZD2020-05-20
Tsai said that Taiwan will continue its fight to participate in international organisations and bolster ties with the United States Japan Europe and other likeminded PositiveTAIPEI Taiwan cannot accept becoming part of China under its one country two offer of autonomy President Tsai Ingwen said on Wednesday in a strong rejection of Chinas sovereignty claim but called for talks so that both sides could coexist http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-taiwan-president-inauguration/taiwan-president-rejects-chinese-rule-calls-for-talks-to-coexist-idUSKBN22W08X2020-05-20
An official at the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau said the issue of an open middle could create unfair advantages if applied unevenly was NegativeIn Thailand you cannot have food or water in flight and must wear a mask http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-airlines/empty-middle-seat-depends-on-which-country-you-are-flying-in-idUSKBN22V0B52020-05-19
Relations were then strained to almost breaking point in November 2018 when the alliances longstanding boss Carlos Ghosn was arrested in Japan on financial misconduct charges which he denies NegativeNissan Motor Co http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-nissan-europe-exclusive/exclusive-nissans-survival-plan-for-europe-suvs-and-sharing-with-renault-idUSKBN22U1WT2020-05-19
TOKYO Economic conditions in Japan will likely stay tough in the current quarter Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday also promising that the government would ensure support for employment and help firms stay in business NegativeTOKYO Economic conditions in Japan will likely stay tough in the current quarter Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday also promising that the government would ensure support for employment and help firms stay in business http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-aso/japans-economic-conditions-likely-to-stay-tough-in-current-quarter-finance-minister-says-idUSKBN22V00K2020-05-19
TOKYO Japan will postpone a bid to raise the retirement age of public prosecutors media said on Monday given an intense public backlash fuelled by fears for judicial independence NegativeTOKYO Japan will postpone a bid to raise the retirement age of public prosecutors media said on Monday given an intense public backlash fuelled by fears for judicial independence http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-politics-prosecutors/japan-puts-off-bid-to-raise-prosecutors-retirement-age-after-backlash-media-idUSKBN22U0BU2020-05-19
TOKYO Starbucks Coffee Japan said it was reopening many of its stores in Japan including Tokyo starting on Tuesday although many of them will be limited to takeout and drivethrough services PositiveTOKYO Starbucks Coffee Japan said it was reopening many of its stores in Japan including Tokyo starting on Tuesday although many of them will be limited to takeout and drivethrough services http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronarivus-japan-starbucks/starbucks-says-reopening-many-stores-in-japan-idUSKBN22V02O2020-05-19
TOKYO The climbing season for Mount Fuji Japans highest peak is cancelled for this year after local officials announced on Monday that the mountain trails leading up to the summit will stay closed throughout the summer due to the novel coronavirus NegativeTOKYO The climbing season for Mount Fuji Japans highest peak is cancelled for this year after local officials announced on Monday that the mountain trails leading up to the summit will stay closed throughout the summer due to the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-mtfuji/climbing-season-at-mount-fuji-cancelled-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN22U0T82020-05-19
0826 while the dollar was a fraction firmer on the Japanese yen at 107 PositiveNikkei gains 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-shares-follow-sp-500-higher-oil-and-gold-jump-idUSL4N2D003B2020-05-18
Both domestic and external demand show Japans economy is in a severe Nishimura told a news conference after the release of firstquarter gross domestic product data NegativeTOKYO Japans economy is expected to slump significantly due to sluggish overseas demand blamed on the coronavirus pandemic Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-gdp-nishimura/japans-economy-to-slump-significantly-due-to-pandemic-economy-minister-idUSKBN22U0292020-05-18
Exports were also hurt by slumping inbound which counts as a drop in nonresidents purchases of Japanese services he said NegativeTOKYO Japans economy slipped into recession for the first time in years in the last quarter putting the nation on course for its deepest postwar slump as the coronavirus crisis ravages businesses and consumers http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-gdp/japan-braces-for-worst-postwar-slump-as-pandemic-tips-economy-into-recession-idUSKBN22U0012020-05-18
Indeed the fallout of the virus on corporate Japan was telling with exports diving 6 NegativeTOKYO Japans economy slipped into recession for the first time in years in the last quarter putting the nation on course for its deepest postwar slump as the coronavirus crisis ravages businesses and consumers http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-gdp/japan-braces-for-worst-postwar-slump-as-pandemic-tips-economy-into-recession-idUSKBN22U0012020-05-18
It did not say how much of SoftBanks stake in TMobile US the Japanese conglomerate was planning to sell down nor how much it would raise for it NeutralTOKYO SoftBank Group Corp is in talks to sell a significant of its TMobile US stake to controlling shareholder Deutsche Telekom AG the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday citing unidentified sources http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-softbank-deutsche-telekom/softbank-in-talks-to-sell-down-t-mobile-u-s-stake-to-deutsche-telekom-wsj-idUSKBN22U0DQ2020-05-18
Japan has entered a fullblown recession NegativeTOKYO Japans economy slipped into recession for the first time in years in the last quarter putting the nation on course for its deepest postwar slump as the coronavirus crisis ravages businesses and consumers http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-gdp/japan-braces-for-worst-postwar-slump-as-pandemic-tips-economy-into-recession-idUSKBN22U0012020-05-18
Japan has so far reported 16337 coronavirus cases and 756 deaths NegativeTOKYO Japans economy slipped into recession for the first time in years in the last quarter putting the nation on course for its deepest postwar slump as the coronavirus crisis ravages businesses and consumers http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-gdp/japan-braces-for-worst-postwar-slump-as-pandemic-tips-economy-into-recession-idUSKBN22U0012020-05-18
Japan lifted a state of emergency in large parts of the country on Thursday but said it would remain in place in Tokyo until the novel coronavirus was contained PositiveSYDNEY May 18 Tokyo stocks edged higher on Monday as signs of a slowdown in coronavirus infections raised optimism that Japan would soon ease restrictions in additional prefectures although escalating SinoU.S. trade tensions kept investors wary http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks/tokyo-shares-rise-as-virus-cases-slow-in-japan-but-u-s-china-tensions-weigh-idUSL4N2D00XT2020-05-18
TOKYO Japans economy is expected to slump significantly due to sluggish overseas demand blamed on the coronavirus pandemic Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Monday NegativeTOKYO Japans economy is expected to slump significantly due to sluggish overseas demand blamed on the coronavirus pandemic Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-gdp-nishimura/japans-economy-to-slump-significantly-due-to-pandemic-economy-minister-idUSKBN22U0292020-05-18
TOKYO Japans government may put off a bid to raise the retirement age of prosecutors media reported on Monday given an intense public backlash fueled by fears for judicial independence NegativeTOKYO Japans government may put off a bid to raise the retirement age of prosecutors media reported on Monday given an intense public backlash fueled by fears for judicial independence http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-politics-prosecutors/japan-pms-bid-to-delay-prosecutors-retirement-hits-snag-after-backlash-idUSKBN22U0BU2020-05-18
The dollar was a touch firmer against the rangebound Japanese yen at 107 PositivePound at 7wk low on Brexit worries talk of negative rates http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-holds-firm-on-china-tensions-negative-rates-talk-sinks-pound-idUSL4N2D009M2020-05-18
The gloom in Japan is expected to deepen over coming months NegativeTOKYO Japans economy slipped into recession for the first time in years in the last quarter putting the nation on course for its deepest postwar slump as the coronavirus crisis ravages businesses and consumers http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-gdp/japan-braces-for-worst-postwar-slump-as-pandemic-tips-economy-into-recession-idUSKBN22U0012020-05-18
Japans Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment NeutralTOKYO China and South Korea have consulted Japan about easing border controls on business travellers to help revive business activities the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Sunday without citing sources http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-travel/china-south-korea-consult-japan-on-easing-business-travel-curbs-yomiuri-idUSKBN22T0212020-05-17
TOKYO China and South Korea have consulted Japan about easing border controls on business travellers to help revive business activities the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Sunday without citing sources PositiveTOKYO China and South Korea have consulted Japan about easing border controls on business travellers to help revive business activities the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Sunday without citing sources http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-travel/china-south-korea-consult-japan-on-easing-business-travel-curbs-yomiuri-idUSKBN22T0212020-05-17
The PIF has separately funded almost half of Japanese investor SoftBanks billion Vision Fund which has been hit by losses on technology bets NegativeSaudi Arabias sovereign wealth fund has bought minority stakes in major American companies including Boeing Facebook and Citigroup a regulatory filing showed giving it a portfolio of nearly billion in U.S.listed stocks http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-saudi-pif/saudi-wealth-fund-boosts-u-s-holdings-with-stakes-in-citi-boeing-facebook-idUSKBN22S0BQ2020-05-17
While Japan has avoided the kind of explosive outbreaks seen in the United States and elsewhere its testing has also been among the lowest NegativeTOKYO China and South Korea have consulted Japan about easing border controls on business travellers to help revive business activities the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Sunday without citing sources http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-travel/china-south-korea-consult-japan-on-easing-business-travel-curbs-yomiuri-idUSKBN22T0212020-05-17
Japan has reported nearly 16000 coronavirus infections and over 650 deaths NegativeTOKYO Japan should boost coronavirus testing and offer more generous cash payouts to households as the epidemic could last for several years an economist appointed to a government panel on the virus response said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-panel/coronavirus-could-last-years-says-japanese-economist-urging-more-tests-support-idUSKBN22R1AX2020-05-16
Japans economy will recover only modestly in the second half of this year from a steep contraction in the current quarter a Reuters poll of analysts showed on Friday NegativeTOKYO Large parts of Japan marked the first day out of a state of emergency on Friday while Tokyos governor asked residents to prepare for the new as restrictions stay in place in the capital and major cities http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japans-regions-emerge-from-virus-emergency-while-tokyo-enters-new-normal-idUSKBN22R0K12020-05-16
TOKYO Japan should boost coronavirus testing and offer more generous cash payouts to households as the epidemic could last for several years an economist appointed to a government panel on the virus response said on Friday NegativeTOKYO Japan should boost coronavirus testing and offer more generous cash payouts to households as the epidemic could last for several years an economist appointed to a government panel on the virus response said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-panel/coronavirus-could-last-years-says-japanese-economist-urging-more-tests-support-idUSKBN22R1AX2020-05-16
TOKYO Large parts of Japan marked the first day out of a state of emergency on Friday while Tokyos governor asked residents to prepare for the new as restrictions stay in place in the capital and major cities NegativeTOKYO Large parts of Japan marked the first day out of a state of emergency on Friday while Tokyos governor asked residents to prepare for the new as restrictions stay in place in the capital and major cities http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japans-regions-emerge-from-virus-emergency-while-tokyo-enters-new-normal-idUSKBN22R0K12020-05-16
TOKYO Nissan Motor Co expects equal contributions to global car sales from China the United States and elsewhere in coming years as the struggling Japanese carmaker strategises to recover profitability two people with knowledge of the issue said NegativeTOKYO Nissan Motor Co expects equal contributions to global car sales from China the United States and elsewhere in coming years as the struggling Japanese carmaker strategises to recover profitability two people with knowledge of the issue said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-nissan-restructuring-exclusive/exclusive-nissan-sees-bigger-role-for-u-s-china-markets-in-global-car-sales-sources-idUSKBN22R1NX2020-05-16
Against this backdrop Japans economy is in the cusp of deep recession as a government state of emergency adopted in April requested citizens to stay home and businesses to close NegativeTOKYO Japan will recover only modestly in the second half of this year from a steep contraction in the current quarter a Reuters poll showed on Friday underscoring just how badly the worlds third largest economy has been hit by a global coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-poll/japans-economic-recovery-to-be-modest-after-sharp-coronavirus-led-contraction-reuters-poll-idUSKBN22R0I42020-05-15
It has sought 300 billion yen in loans from Japans three megabanks and other lenders a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters last week PositiveTOKYO Mazda Motor Corp http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-mazda-results/mazda-profit-hits-eight-year-low-inventory-build-up-hurts-cash-flow-idUSKBN22Q0F02020-05-15
SEOUL The health ministers of South Korea China and Japan will get together by video conference on Friday to discuss ways to work together in the global campaign against the novel coronavirus South Korean officials said PositiveSEOUL The health ministers of South Korea China and Japan will get together by video conference on Friday to discuss ways to work together in the global campaign against the novel coronavirus South Korean officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-china-japan-to-hold-video-meeting-on-coronavirus-idUSKBN22R0HG2020-05-15
SYDNEY May 15 Tokyo shares dropped for a fourth straight session on Friday on concerns about worsening U.S.China relations and as investors booked profits ahead of data expected to show that Japans economy shrank for a second straight quarter NegativeSYDNEY May 15 Tokyo shares dropped for a fourth straight session on Friday on concerns about worsening U.S.China relations and as investors booked profits ahead of data expected to show that Japans economy shrank for a second straight quarter http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks/japan-shares-fall-for-4th-straight-day-as-u-s-china-tensions-flare-idUSL4N2CX12F2020-05-15
TOKYO Japan has begun treating severely ill COVID19 patients with Gilead Sciences Incs coronavirus drug remdesivir days after granting emergency approval to the medication the company is supplying as part of its pledged donation PositiveTOKYO Japan has begun treating severely ill COVID19 patients with Gilead Sciences Incs coronavirus drug remdesivir days after granting emergency approval to the medication the company is supplying as part of its pledged donation http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-remdesivir/part-of-gileads-coronavirus-drug-donation-allocated-to-japan-idUSKBN22Q14R2020-05-15
TOKYO Japan will recover only modestly in the second half of this year from a steep contraction in the current quarter a Reuters poll showed on Friday underscoring just how badly the worlds third largest economy has been hit by a global coronavirus pandemic NegativeTOKYO Japan will recover only modestly in the second half of this year from a steep contraction in the current quarter a Reuters poll showed on Friday underscoring just how badly the worlds third largest economy has been hit by a global coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-poll/japans-economic-recovery-to-be-modest-after-sharp-coronavirus-led-contraction-reuters-poll-idUSKBN22R0I42020-05-15
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency in large parts of the country on Thursday but said it would remain in place in Tokyo until the novel coronavirus is contained PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency in large parts of the country on Thursday but said it would remain in place in Tokyo until the novel coronavirus is contained http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-lifts-emergency-in-most-areas-but-not-in-tokyo-osaka-idUSKBN22Q01J2020-05-15
The 39 prefectures in which the emergency has been lifted account for of Japans population but the greater Tokyo area accounts for a third of the economy PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency in large parts of the country on Thursday but said it would remain in place in Tokyo until the novel coronavirus is contained http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-lifts-emergency-in-most-areas-but-not-in-tokyo-osaka-idUSKBN22Q01J2020-05-15
The drug favipiravir which was first developed in Japan under the name Avigan secured 150 million roubles in funding from the Russian Direct Investment Fund PositiveMOSCOW A Russian company trialling a drug to treat the new coronavirus said on Thursday it was testing it on infected patients in what it called second and thirdphase clinical trials based on World Health Organisation criteria http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-drug/russias-chemrar-says-in-second-third-phase-testing-of-coronavirus-drug-favipiravir-idUSKBN22Q2SW2020-05-15
The issue has taken on broader diplomatic significance thanks to the strong support from the United States and Japan in particular for Taiwan to attend the WHA to Chinas anger PositiveTAIPEI Taiwans health minister rejected on Friday Chinas main condition for the island to be able to take part in the World Health Organization that it accepts it is part of China ahead of a key meeting of the body during a pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan/taiwan-rejects-chinas-main-condition-for-who-participation-idUSKBN22R0HM2020-05-15
Although Japans emergency lacks enforcement powers mobility data has shown a marked drop in the movement of people NegativeTOKYO Japan is expected to lift a state of emergency across a large part of the country on Thursday but the capital Tokyo will likely remain under restrictions until there is a convincing containment of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-expected-to-lift-emergency-in-most-areas-except-tokyo-idUSKBN22Q01J2020-05-14
Analysts at Sanford Bernstein last year estimated Japans casino market would be worth billion a year PositiveThe framework around the development of an IR has made our goals there Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson said in the press release on Wednesday announcing the cancellation http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-lvsc-cancellation/las-vegas-sands-scraps-plans-for-japan-integrated-resort-casino-project-idUSKBN22P09B2020-05-14
As the economy worsens Japans banking system is coming under increasing stress NegativeBOJ must guard against risk of financial instability Kuroda http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-boj/update-1-bojs-kuroda-defends-elusive-inflation-goal-despite-pandemic-headwinds-idUSL4N2CW1EL2020-05-14
At a thirdquarter conference call Sands President Robert Goldstein suggested that the high price of building in Japan was giving the company second thoughts PositiveThe framework around the development of an IR has made our goals there Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson said in the press release on Wednesday announcing the cancellation http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-lvsc-cancellation/las-vegas-sands-scraps-plans-for-japan-integrated-resort-casino-project-idUSKBN22P09B2020-05-14
Japan wants to build several integrated resorts Las Vegasstyle complexes that include casinos shopping arcades and conference centres although a bribery scandal has hardened public opposition to the plans NegativeThe framework around the development of an IR has made our goals there Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson said in the press release on Wednesday announcing the cancellation http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-lvsc-cancellation/las-vegas-sands-scraps-plans-for-japan-integrated-resort-casino-project-idUSKBN22P09B2020-05-14
Kuroda said it would take quite a long for Japan to see inflation reach his target because the economy was suffering a huge shock NegativeBOJ must guard against risk of financial instability Kuroda http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-boj/update-1-bojs-kuroda-defends-elusive-inflation-goal-despite-pandemic-headwinds-idUSL4N2CW1EL2020-05-14
TOKYO Japan is expected to lift a state of emergency across a large part of the country on Thursday but the capital Tokyo will likely remain under restrictions until there is a convincing containment of the coronavirus NegativeTOKYO Japan is expected to lift a state of emergency across a large part of the country on Thursday but the capital Tokyo will likely remain under restrictions until there is a convincing containment of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-expected-to-lift-emergency-in-most-areas-except-tokyo-idUSKBN22Q01J2020-05-14
TOKYO May 14 Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said there was no change to its target of getting inflation to despite headwinds from the coronavirus pandemic that is hurting the economy and stoking fears of a return to deflation NegativeBOJ must guard against risk of financial instability Kuroda http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-boj/update-1-bojs-kuroda-defends-elusive-inflation-goal-despite-pandemic-headwinds-idUSL4N2CW1EL2020-05-14
The 39 prefectures in which the emergency is expected to be lifted account for of Japans population PositiveTOKYO Japan is expected to lift a state of emergency across a large part of the country on Thursday but the capital Tokyo will likely remain under restrictions until there is a convincing containment of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-expected-to-lift-emergency-in-most-areas-except-tokyo-idUSKBN22Q01J2020-05-14
The cost of one resort in Japan would be the same as all of Sands casinos and malls in China he said NeutralThe framework around the development of an IR has made our goals there Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson said in the press release on Wednesday announcing the cancellation http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-lvsc-cancellation/las-vegas-sands-scraps-plans-for-japan-integrated-resort-casino-project-idUSKBN22P09B2020-05-14
Tokyo is the heart of the Japanese economy PositiveTOKYO Japan is expected to lift a state of emergency across a large part of the country on Thursday but the capital Tokyo will likely remain under restrictions until there is a convincing containment of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-expected-to-lift-emergency-in-most-areas-except-tokyo-idUSKBN22Q01J2020-05-14
Adjusting to the times and considering afterhours bonding as a key for socializing and teambuilding in Japan some companies are paying for their employees to get together virtually PositiveTOKYO Launched amid the mounting scare over the coronavirus a Japanese video chat website designed for hosting virtual drinking parties has soared in popularity while bars and pubs remain shut http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-online-drink/virtual-cheers-japans-nomikai-goes-online-for-coronavirus-time-idUSKBN22P04F2020-05-13
Any halt to the SpaceJet program could end Japans ambition to establish its aerospace industry as more than a parts supplier NegativeMitsubishi Heavy Industries http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-mhi-spacejet-coronavirus/mitsubishi-halves-spacejet-development-budget-reconsiders-u-s-variant-idUSKBN22P0G02020-05-13
Australian shares were down while Japans Nikkei stock index slid 0 NeutralYORK Stocks and oil prices fell on Wednesday as fears about a second wave of coronavirus infections gripped financial markets http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/stocks-fall-on-renewed-virus-fears-powell-speech-in-focus-idUSKBN22P0012020-05-13
Camostat a 35year old pancreatitis drug made by Osakabased Ono Pharmaceutical Co has captured the interest of scientists in Japan and overseas with little fanfare or state assistance PositiveTOKYO In the global hunt for coronavirus treatments a Japanese antiviral medicine known as Avigan has won plaudits from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and million in government funding http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-medicine/a-tale-of-two-japanese-drugs-in-tests-to-fight-covid-19-idUSKBN22O3DC2020-05-13
Fujirebio can produce 200000 kits per week roughly on par with the number of PCR tests conducted in April in Japan PositiveTOKYO Japan plans to approve its first coronavirus antigen testing kits on Wednesday a health ministry official said to boost the number of diagnostic tests available to battle the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-antigen/japan-to-approve-first-coronavirus-antigen-test-kits-on-wednesday-idUSKBN22O0832020-05-13
In a semiannual testimony to parliament Kuroda said Japans economy was in an increasingly severe as the pandemic paralyses global activity NegativeTOKYO The Bank of Japan will do whatever it to mitigate the growing fallout from the coronavirus pandemic Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday warning that a collapse in global activity has had severe consequences on the economy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-boj/japan-c-bank-govt-signal-more-steps-to-ease-funding-strains-idUSKBN22O03Q2020-05-13
Japan had 4449 COVID19 patients in hospitals as of May 7 down from 5558 on April 28 the ministry said in a statement NegativeTOKYO Japan saw a fall in the number of hospitalised COVID19 patients in nine days to May 7 the health ministry said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-hospitalisat/japan-sees-20-fall-in-number-of-hospitalised-covid-19-patients-in-9-days-idUSKBN22O1FS2020-05-13
Japan has approved Gilead Sciences remdesivir as a treatment for COVID19 making it the countrys first authorized drug to tackle the disease caused by the novel coronavirus PositiveTOKYO Japan plans to approve its first coronavirus antigen testing kits on Wednesday a health ministry official said to boost the number of diagnostic tests available to battle the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-antigen/japan-to-approve-first-coronavirus-antigen-test-kits-on-wednesday-idUSKBN22O0832020-05-13
Japan has conducted 188 PCR tests per 100000 people versus 3159 in Italy and 3044 in Germany data from a panel of medical experts advising the government showed NegativeTOKYO Japan plans to approve its first coronavirus antigen testing kits on Wednesday a health ministry official said to boost the number of diagnostic tests available to battle the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-antigen/japan-to-approve-first-coronavirus-antigen-test-kits-on-wednesday-idUSKBN22O0832020-05-13
Japan has done that but the perception here is that it wasnt so said Hiroyuki Ueno senior strategist at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management PositiveDollar on defensive as negative rates debate heats up http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-on-defensive-eyes-on-powell-amid-negative-rates-debate-idUSL4N2CU4U42020-05-13
Japan wants to build several Las Vegasstyle complexes that include casinos shopping arcades and conference centres although a bribery scandal has hardened public opposition to the plans NegativeTOKYO Las Vegas Sands said in a statement on Wednesday it has ended its plans to open an integrated resort casino in Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-lvsc-cancellation/las-vegas-sands-ends-plans-to-open-japan-integrated-resort-casino-project-idUSKBN22P09B2020-05-13
Japanese automakers are bracing for a year of falling car sales as economists anticipate a slow and patchy recovery from the pandemic NegativeTOKYO Toyota Motor Corp http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-toyota-results/toyota-sees-80-profit-drop-as-virus-wipes-14-billion-off-car-sales-idUSKBN22O0FJ2020-05-13
Japanese mobile gaming firm Gree offers a monthly budget of 3000 yen PositiveTOKYO Launched amid the mounting scare over the coronavirus a Japanese video chat website designed for hosting virtual drinking parties has soared in popularity while bars and pubs remain shut http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-online-drink/virtual-cheers-japans-nomikai-goes-online-for-coronavirus-time-idUSKBN22P04F2020-05-13
MSCIs broadest index of Asia Pacific shares outside of Japan had ended down 0 NegativeEuropean stocks claw higher after weak session in Asia http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-rally-grinds-on-as-virus-and-trade-nerves-linger-idUSL8N2CU5CY2020-05-13
Potential bidders include Yokohama Tokyo Osaka Japans three largest cities and smaller cities including Nagasaki and Wakayama PositiveTOKYO Las Vegas Sands said in a statement on Wednesday it has ended its plans to open an integrated resort casino in Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-lvsc-cancellation/las-vegas-sands-ends-plans-to-open-japan-integrated-resort-casino-project-idUSKBN22P09B2020-05-13
TOKYO In the global hunt for coronavirus treatments a Japanese antiviral medicine known as Avigan has won plaudits from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and million in government funding PositiveTOKYO In the global hunt for coronavirus treatments a Japanese antiviral medicine known as Avigan has won plaudits from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and million in government funding http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-medicine/a-tale-of-two-japanese-drugs-in-tests-to-fight-covid-19-idUSKBN22O3DC2020-05-13
TOKYO Japan plans to approve its first coronavirus antigen testing kits on Wednesday a health ministry official said to boost the number of diagnostic tests available to battle the pandemic PositiveTOKYO Japan plans to approve its first coronavirus antigen testing kits on Wednesday a health ministry official said to boost the number of diagnostic tests available to battle the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-antigen/japan-to-approve-first-coronavirus-antigen-test-kits-on-wednesday-idUSKBN22O0832020-05-13
TOKYO Las Vegas Sands said in a statement on Wednesday it has ended its plans to open an integrated resort casino in Japan NegativeTOKYO Las Vegas Sands said in a statement on Wednesday it has ended its plans to open an integrated resort casino in Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-lvsc-cancellation/las-vegas-sands-ends-plans-to-open-japan-integrated-resort-casino-project-idUSKBN22P09B2020-05-13
TOKYO Launched amid the mounting scare over the coronavirus a Japanese video chat website designed for hosting virtual drinking parties has soared in popularity while bars and pubs remain shut NegativeTOKYO Launched amid the mounting scare over the coronavirus a Japanese video chat website designed for hosting virtual drinking parties has soared in popularity while bars and pubs remain shut http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-online-drink/virtual-cheers-japans-nomikai-goes-online-for-coronavirus-time-idUSKBN22P04F2020-05-13
TOKYO The Bank of Japan will do whatever it to mitigate the growing fallout from the coronavirus pandemic Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday warning that a collapse in global activity has had severe consequences on the economy NegativeTOKYO The Bank of Japan will do whatever it to mitigate the growing fallout from the coronavirus pandemic Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday warning that a collapse in global activity has had severe consequences on the economy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-boj/japan-c-bank-govt-signal-more-steps-to-ease-funding-strains-idUSKBN22O03Q2020-05-13
A global drop in demand for new vehicles since March has already slashed global sales at Japanese automakers with annual sales at Toyota falling 1 NegativeTOKYO Toyota Motor Corp http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-toyota-results/toyota-expects-annual-operating-profit-to-drop-80-as-virus-saps-car-sales-idUSKBN22O0FJ2020-05-12
Coal power infrastructure in Asia relies heavily on statebacked financing from China South Korea and Japan NegativeSINGAPORE Coal power plant construction will push ahead in Asia despite falling electricity demand and environmental concerns as policymakers prioritise boosting economies crippled by the coronavirus pandemic analysts say http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-asia-coal-analysis/asias-pandemic-stimulus-may-slow-the-demise-of-coal-idUSKBN22O0KY2020-05-12
Investors worry that the United States crossing the zero bound may have bigger disruptive side effects in money markets than the years of negative rates in Europe and Japan NegativeNEW Negative interest rates in the United States were once unimaginable http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-fed-rates-investors-analysis/once-taboo-investors-begin-to-imagine-negative-u-s-rates-idUSKBN22O0P02020-05-12
Japan has reported about 16680 confirmed infections including 712 from the cruise ship previously quarantined in Yokohama and 670 deaths to date public broadcaster NHK said NegativeTOKYO Japan plans to approve its first coronavirus antigen testing kits on Wednesday a health ministry official said in a move to boost the number of diagnostic tests available to battle the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-antigen/japan-to-approve-its-first-coronavirus-antigen-test-kits-on-wednesday-idUSKBN22O0832020-05-12
Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato told parliament on Friday that antigen tests once approved will likely be used to supplement PCR tests PositiveTOKYO Japan plans to approve its first coronavirus antigen testing kits on Wednesday a health ministry official said in a move to boost the number of diagnostic tests available to battle the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-antigen/japan-to-approve-its-first-coronavirus-antigen-test-kits-on-wednesday-idUSKBN22O0832020-05-12
TOKYO Haruki Murakami one of Japans most acclaimed novelists will host a radio special to try to lift the nations spirits as a state of emergency over the novel coronavirus lingers PositiveTOKYO Haruki Murakami one of Japans most acclaimed novelists will host a radio special to try to lift the nations spirits as a state of emergency over the novel coronavirus lingers http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-dj-murakami/japanese-author-murakami-to-dj-stay-home-radio-special-as-virus-shutdown-continues-idUSKBN22O0CW2020-05-12
TOKYO Japan plans to approve its first coronavirus antigen testing kits on Wednesday a health ministry official said in a move to boost the number of diagnostic tests available to battle the pandemic PositiveTOKYO Japan plans to approve its first coronavirus antigen testing kits on Wednesday a health ministry official said in a move to boost the number of diagnostic tests available to battle the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-antigen/japan-to-approve-its-first-coronavirus-antigen-test-kits-on-wednesday-idUSKBN22O0832020-05-12
TOKYO May 12 Japans Nikkei share average was little changed on Tuesday as investors weighed hopes of economic reopenings against concerns about further waves of coronavirus infections NegativeTOKYO May 12 Japans Nikkei share average was little changed on Tuesday as investors weighed hopes of economic reopenings against concerns about further waves of coronavirus infections http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/japanese-shares-almost-flat-toyota-earnings-awaited-idUSL4N2CU0E42020-05-12
TOKYO The Bank of Japan has no preset idea now on when it would slow its purchases of exchangetraded funds back to normal a senior central bank official said on Tuesday PositiveTOKYO The Bank of Japan has no preset idea now on when it would slow its purchases of exchangetraded funds back to normal a senior central bank official said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-japan-economy-boj-etf/boj-has-no-preset-idea-on-when-to-normalise-etf-buying-pace-senior-official-idUSKBN22O09V2020-05-12
The Bank of Japan will do whatever it to mitigate the growing fallout from the coronavirus pandemic Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said NegativeMore than 4 http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/latest-on-the-worldwide-spread-of-the-new-coronavirus-idUSKBN22J0KE2020-05-12
The accelerating infection rates come as countries ranging from Japan to France are set to emerge from lockdowns that have frozen the global economy NegativeBy David Randall http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-global-equities-markets-sink-bonds-rise-on-fears-of-second-wave-of-infections-idUSL1N2CT0WP2020-05-12
The adoption of negative rates in the United States would cause more disruptions than in Japan or said Ayako Sera market strategist at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank in Tokyo NegativeNEW Negative interest rates in the United States were once unimaginable http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-fed-rates-investors-analysis/once-taboo-investors-begin-to-imagine-negative-u-s-rates-idUSKBN22O0P02020-05-12
The letter was sent to countries large and small seen as friends and allies of Taiwan including Canada Thailand Japan Germany Britain Saudi Arabia and Australia PositiveWASHINGTON The leaders of U.S. congressional foreign affairs committees wrote to nearly 60 countries on Friday asking them to support Taiwans participation in the World Health Organization citing the need for the broadest effort possible to fight the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-taiwan/u-s-lawmakers-urge-support-for-taiwan-at-who-as-u-s-criticizes-china-idUSKBN22L00T2020-05-12
Yet because years of such policies in Europe and Japan have failed to provide a panacea there is plenty of skepticism that the United States will follow suit NegativeNEW Negative interest rates in the United States were once unimaginable http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-fed-rates-investors-analysis/once-taboo-investors-begin-to-imagine-negative-u-s-rates-idUSKBN22O0P02020-05-12
while Japans Nikkei 225 futures were off 0 Neutralto additional subscribers http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/rpt-global-markets-asian-stocks-set-to-fall-on-growing-second-virus-wave-fears-idUSL1N2CT2ER2020-05-12
5 hit off the coast of eastern Japan on Monday but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage NegativeTOKYO An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5 http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-quake/earthquake-hits-off-coast-of-eastern-japan-no-tsunami-warning-idUSKBN22N00Z2020-05-11
Dollar lifts Japanese yen falls 0 NeutralDollar lifts Japanese yen falls 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-rises-and-yen-falls-behind-as-more-countries-ease-lockdowns-idUSL8N2CT2X72020-05-11
Out of Japans 47 prefectures the government has designated 13 prefectures including Tokyo and Osaka where the virus has spread rapidly as the prefectures under specific NegativeTOKYO Japanese Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Sunday the government is looking to lift the state of emergency in many of 34 that are not among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic before the nationwide deadline of May 31 http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-looks-to-lift-coronavirus-emergency-in-some-areas-ahead-of-may-31-deadline-idUSKBN22M04O2020-05-11
TOKYO Celebrities and other critics of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have taken to social media in droves to protest against a plan to raise the retirement age for prosecutors calling it undemocratic and illtimed during the coronavirus crisis NegativeTOKYO Celebrities and other critics of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have taken to social media in droves to protest against a plan to raise the retirement age for prosecutors calling it undemocratic and illtimed during the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-prosecutors/japans-abe-criticised-for-move-on-prosecutors-during-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN22N0IP2020-05-11
TOKYO Japan could lift a stateofemergency in many regions this week if new coronavirus infections are under control the economy minister said on Monday as the country inches toward a gradual return of economic activity PositiveTOKYO Japan could lift a stateofemergency in many regions this week if new coronavirus infections are under control the economy minister said on Monday as the country inches toward a gradual return of economic activity http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-could-end-state-of-emergency-for-regions-with-stable-virus-cases-idUSKBN22N0252020-05-11
TOKYO Japanese Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Sunday the government is looking to lift the state of emergency in many of 34 that are not among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic before the nationwide deadline of May 31 NegativeTOKYO Japanese Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Sunday the government is looking to lift the state of emergency in many of 34 that are not among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic before the nationwide deadline of May 31 http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-looks-to-lift-coronavirus-emergency-in-some-areas-ahead-of-may-31-deadline-idUSKBN22M04O2020-05-11
TOKYO Millions of Japanese viewers of the worlds longestrunning animated cartoon TV show will have to make do with reruns from next week after the coronavirus pandemic disrupted production Fuji Television Network said on Sunday NegativeTOKYO Millions of Japanese viewers of the worlds longestrunning animated cartoon TV show will have to make do with reruns from next week after the coronavirus pandemic disrupted production Fuji Television Network said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-animation/in-japan-worlds-longest-running-tv-cartoon-show-switches-to-re-runs-as-coronavirus-halts-production-idUSKBN22M0B22020-05-11
TOKYO More than 90 percent of hospital beds secured for COVID19 patients in Tokyo have already been occupied the Japanese Health Ministry said on Sunday underscoring the pressing need to curb the further spread of the new coronavirus NegativeTOKYO More than 90 percent of hospital beds secured for COVID19 patients in Tokyo have already been occupied the Japanese Health Ministry said on Sunday underscoring the pressing need to curb the further spread of the new coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-beds/more-than-90-of-tokyo-hospital-beds-for-covid-19-patients-filled-government-idUSKBN22M0KH2020-05-11
TOKYO The Japanese government plans to implement strict controls on foreign investment in companies involved in the coronavirus treatment Avigan the Yomiuri newspaper reported NegativeTOKYO The Japanese government plans to implement strict controls on foreign investment in companies involved in the coronavirus treatment Avigan the Yomiuri newspaper reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-avigan/japan-to-extend-foreign-investment-controls-to-avigan-suppliers-yomiuri-idUSKBN22N01V2020-05-11
TOKYO Toshiba Corp said on Monday it expects operating profit for the year ended March to more than triple as the Japanese industrial conglomerate sees a limited impact from the coronavirus outbreak on its earnings for the financial year PositiveTOKYO Toshiba Corp said on Monday it expects operating profit for the year ended March to more than triple as the Japanese industrial conglomerate sees a limited impact from the coronavirus outbreak on its earnings for the financial year http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-toshiba-results/toshiba-sees-fy2019-profit-roughly-in-line-with-forecast-limited-virus-impact-idUSKBN22N0QS2020-05-11
The accelerating infection rates come as countries ranging from Japan to France are set to emerge from lockdowns that have frozen the global economy in place NegativeNEW YORK May 11 A jump in coronavirus cases in South Korea and Germany rattled investors and sent global equities lower on Monday while safe haven assets including the dollar and U.S. Treasuries edged higher http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-global-equities-sink-bonds-rise-on-fears-of-second-wave-of-infections-idUSL1N2CT0IO2020-05-11
The epicentre of the earthquake was off the coast of Ibaraki prefecture north of Tokyo and measured at a depth of 50 km the Japan Meteorological Agency said NegativeTOKYO An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5 http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-quake/earthquake-hits-off-coast-of-eastern-japan-no-tsunami-warning-idUSKBN22N00Z2020-05-11
The pandemic has delivered a crushing blow to the economy stirring talk of a Great Depressionlike downturn among Japans central bankers NegativeTOKYO Celebrities and other critics of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have taken to social media in droves to protest against a plan to raise the retirement age for prosecutors calling it undemocratic and illtimed during the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-prosecutors/japans-abe-criticised-for-move-on-prosecutors-during-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN22N0IP2020-05-11
The rate of further bondbuying will likely accelerate the ECB and central banks in Japan Britain and Australia will expand schemes as they see fit NegativeLONDON May 11 Central banks and governments have unveiled an estimated trillion of stimulus already to shield their economies from the coronavirus pandemic record sums that will swell balance sheets and deficits to peacetime highs http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-cenbank/graphic-15-trillion-and-counting-global-stimulus-so-far-idUSL8N2CI81G2020-05-11
To forcibly decide on a law that is clearly divorced from democracy is a tragedy for Japan NeutralTOKYO Celebrities and other critics of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have taken to social media in droves to protest against a plan to raise the retirement age for prosecutors calling it undemocratic and illtimed during the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-prosecutors/japans-abe-criticised-for-move-on-prosecutors-during-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN22N0IP2020-05-11
Tokyo the epicentre of Japans outbreak confirmed 15 new cases of coronavirus infection on Monday the first time in 42 days that the daily number has fallen below 20 NegativeTOKYO Japan could lift a stateofemergency in many regions this week if new coronavirus infections are under control the economy minister said on Monday as the country inches toward a gradual return of economic activity http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-could-end-state-of-emergency-for-regions-with-stable-virus-cases-idUSKBN22N0252020-05-11
While Japan has not suffered the explosive surge in infections of other nations its tally by midday on Monday stood at 15847 cases including 633 deaths public broadcaster NHK said PositiveTOKYO Celebrities and other critics of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have taken to social media in droves to protest against a plan to raise the retirement age for prosecutors calling it undemocratic and illtimed during the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-prosecutors/japans-abe-criticised-for-move-on-prosecutors-during-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN22N0IP2020-05-11
After lockdown measures led to a record contraction of Japans services sector last month businesses have been resuming operations even as the coronavirus epidemic has sapped consumer demand NegativeTOKYO As Japan prepares to ease coronavirus restrictions in some parts of the country a growing number of the countrys businesses were planning to resume operations after monthlong shutdowns have brought economic activity to a grinding halt http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-businesses-re-open-as-government-eyes-end-to-emergency-measures-in-some-regions-idUSKBN22K08X2020-05-08
As of Friday Japan has confirmed 15500 coronavirus infections in the country and 590 deaths NegativeTOKYO As Japan prepares to ease coronavirus restrictions in some parts of the country a growing number of the countrys businesses were planning to resume operations after monthlong shutdowns have brought economic activity to a grinding halt http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-businesses-re-open-as-government-eyes-end-to-emergency-measures-in-some-regions-idUSKBN22K08X2020-05-08
Exchanging business cards in Japan is a wellchoreographed ritual that foreign executives are often advised to get down pat to avoid unintended offence to potential customers or partners NeutralTOKYO Japans timehonoured ritual of exchanging business cards facetoface is under pressure as the government promotes a new to combat the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-businesscard/coronavirus-wary-japan-tries-to-take-business-card-ritual-online-idUSKBN22J19A2020-05-08
He said Brazilian beef companies have yet to reach of importing countries that pay the best citing Japan South Korea Mexico and Canada PositiveSAO PAULO Brazilian beef exports in 2020 will likely set a new record in terms of volume and value despite the novel coronavirus pandemic Camardelli president of beef group Abiec said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-agriculture/brazil-2020-beef-exports-undeterred-by-novel-coronavirus-abiec-idUSKBN22J35H2020-05-08
I received accurate analysis from a global perspective about international politics trade wars and the like from a diplomat who was full of Japanese Koike said offering her condolences NegativeTOKYO Former Japanese diplomat Yukio Okamoto a onetime adviser to prime ministers and expert on ties with the United States died late last month after contracting the novel coronavirus his consultancy confirmed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-okamoto/former-japan-diplomat-yukio-okamoto-adviser-to-premiers-dies-from-coronavirus-idUSKBN22K0C92020-05-08
Japan as yet does not know when it will get its first doses of remdesivir or how much the health ministry official said NegativeTOKYO Japan on Thursday approved Gilead Sciences Incs remdesivir as a treatment for COVID19 making it the countrys first officially authorized drug to tackle the coronavirus disease http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-remdesivir/japan-approves-gilead-sciences-remdesivir-as-covid-19-drug-idUSKBN22J1UZ2020-05-08
Japan with just over 16000 infections and under 800 deaths has recorded fewer cases than other major industrialized nations NegativeTOKYO Japan on Thursday approved Gilead Sciences Incs remdesivir as a treatment for COVID19 making it the countrys first officially authorized drug to tackle the coronavirus disease http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-remdesivir/japan-approves-gilead-sciences-remdesivir-as-covid-19-drug-idUSKBN22J1UZ2020-05-08
MSCIs broadest gauge of Asian share indexes outside Japan was 1 NeutralYORK Asian shares rose on Friday as investors focused on talks between U.S. and Chinese trade officials and solid corporate earnings rather than the looming release of data expected to show the worst U.S. unemployment rate in more than 70 years http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-up-as-u-s-china-trade-negotiators-talk-idUSKBN22J3OW2020-05-08
On Monday Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe extended a monthlong state of emergency until the end of May in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus NegativeTOKYO Japan on Thursday approved Gilead Sciences Incs remdesivir as a treatment for COVID19 making it the countrys first officially authorized drug to tackle the coronavirus disease http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-remdesivir/japan-approves-gilead-sciences-remdesivir-as-covid-19-drug-idUSKBN22J1UZ2020-05-08
Prosecutors in Detroit charged three former senior Takata executives with falsifying test results to conceal the inflator defect but none of the Japanese nationals have appeared in a U.S. court NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. auto safety regulators will not require automakers to recall 56 million additional Takata air bag inflators the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday saying the devices do not pose a safety risk like the Takata devices implicated in previous deadly accidents http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-autos-takata/u-s-will-not-require-automakers-to-recall-56-million-takata-air-bag-inflators-idUSKBN22J2MA2020-05-08
SYDNEY May 8 Japanese stocks rose on Friday in line with Wall Streets gains as news about top trade representatives of China and the United States holding a phone call calmed investors worried about simmering tensions with cyclical shares leading gains PositiveSYDNEY May 8 Japanese stocks rose on Friday in line with Wall Streets gains as news about top trade representatives of China and the United States holding a phone call calmed investors worried about simmering tensions with cyclical shares leading gains http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks/tokyo-shares-rise-on-hopes-of-easing-in-u-s-china-tensions-idUSL4N2CQ0YV2020-05-08
TOKYO As Japan prepares to ease coronavirus restrictions in some parts of the country a growing number of the countrys businesses were planning to resume operations after monthlong shutdowns have brought economic activity to a grinding halt PositiveTOKYO As Japan prepares to ease coronavirus restrictions in some parts of the country a growing number of the countrys businesses were planning to resume operations after monthlong shutdowns have brought economic activity to a grinding halt http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-businesses-re-open-as-government-eyes-end-to-emergency-measures-in-some-regions-idUSKBN22K08X2020-05-08
TOKYO Japan on Thursday approved Gilead Sciences Incs remdesivir as a treatment for COVID19 making it the countrys first officially authorized drug to tackle the coronavirus disease PositiveTOKYO Japan on Thursday approved Gilead Sciences Incs remdesivir as a treatment for COVID19 making it the countrys first officially authorized drug to tackle the coronavirus disease http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-remdesivir/japan-approves-gilead-sciences-remdesivir-as-covid-19-drug-idUSKBN22J1UZ2020-05-08
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday agreed to cooperate closely on measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus including the development of drugs and vaccines Japans top government spokesman said PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday agreed to cooperate closely on measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus including the development of drugs and vaccines Japans top government spokesman said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-usa/abe-trump-agree-to-cooperate-on-steps-to-fight-coronavirus-idUSKBN22K0B32020-05-08
TOKYO Japans state of emergency over the novel coronavirus could be lifted early in some areas of the country that have seen declines in new infections Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Thursday PositiveTOKYO Japans state of emergency over the novel coronavirus could be lifted early in some areas of the country that have seen declines in new infections Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japans-emergency-could-be-lifted-early-in-some-areas-economy-minister-idUSKBN22J15C2020-05-08
TOKYO Japans timehonoured ritual of exchanging business cards facetoface is under pressure as the government promotes a new to combat the coronavirus NegativeTOKYO Japans timehonoured ritual of exchanging business cards facetoface is under pressure as the government promotes a new to combat the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-businesscard/coronavirus-wary-japan-tries-to-take-business-card-ritual-online-idUSKBN22J19A2020-05-08
The Bank of Japan adopted negative rates in January 2016 mostly to prevent an unwelcome strengthening of the yen from hurting an exportreliant economy NegativeThere is little chance the U.S. Federal Reserve will take interest rates into negative territory even as financial markets have begun pricing in such a move for the first time fund managers and economists said on the Reuters Global Markets Forum http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-fed-rates-reutersforum/u-s-fed-wont-take-rates-negative-say-fund-managers-economists-idUSKBN22K0D52020-05-08
We are working out the details of the allocation to Japan and do not have specifics to share at this the company said in an email NeutralThe Infectious Disease Society of America is asking for more information on the federal governments plan for deciding how and where to supply the only drug so far shown to help patients infected with the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-gilead-sciences/u-s-doctors-want-details-on-federal-distribution-of-gilead-coronavirus-drug-idUSKBN22J3CF2020-05-08
Japanese markets reopen after holiday NeutralOil rally ends as glut grows http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-stocks-set-to-track-soft-wall-street-lead-amid-pandemic-worries-idUSL1N2CO18R2020-05-07
That makes it one of Japans biggest clusters according to Reuters calculations based on Oxford University data NegativeNAGASAKI Japan Seven days before Japan quarantined a cruise ship near Tokyo early this year in what became one of the first coronavirus hot spots outside China another cruise ship docked in southern Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-cruises/how-lax-rules-missed-warnings-led-to-japans-second-coronavirus-cruise-ship-hot-spot-idUSKBN22I3BJ2020-05-07
The Costa Atlantica now hosts one of Japans biggest clusters of the coronavirus which infected onefourth of the more than 600 people then on board NegativeNAGASAKI Japan Seven days before Japan quarantined a cruise ship near Tokyo early this year in what became one of the first coronavirus hot spots outside China another cruise ship docked in southern Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-cruises/how-lax-rules-missed-warnings-led-to-japans-second-coronavirus-cruise-ship-hot-spot-idUSKBN22I3BJ2020-05-07
The current lack of flights will probably have a particularly effect on smuggling of synthetic drugs including methamphetamine to countries such as South Korea Japan and Australia it added NegativeVIENNA Coronavirusrelated border controls lockdowns and flight shortages are making illegal drugs more expensive and difficult to obtain around the world the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said in a report published on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-drugs/coronavirus-pandemic-is-pushing-up-the-price-of-illegal-drugs-u-n-says-idUSKBN22I3CQ2020-05-07
Donations from the European Union Britain Germany Sweden Canada and Japan have helped fill UNRWAs 2020 budget gap Campbell said while Saudi Arabia has also provided projectspecific funding PositiveJERUSALEM Scrambling to tackle COVID19 in camps across the Middle East the U.N. agency supporting Palestinian refugees said on Tuesday it only has enough cash to operate until the end of May because of American funding cuts http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-palestinians-unrwa/u-n-palestinian-refugee-agency-operating-on-month-to-month-basis-due-to-u-s-aid-cut-official-idUSKBN22H24I2020-05-06
TOKYO Gilead Sciences Incs antiviral drug remdesivir may be approved in Japan for domestic COVID19 patients when the health ministrys review board is held on Thursday Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said PositiveTOKYO Gilead Sciences Incs antiviral drug remdesivir may be approved in Japan for domestic COVID19 patients when the health ministrys review board is held on Thursday Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-remdesivir/remdesivir-may-be-approved-in-japan-on-thursday-health-minister-idUSKBN22H28P2020-05-06
TOKYO Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike will ask businesses in Japans biggest city to refrain from operating until the end of this month following the central governments extension of the state of emergency a public broadcaster NHK reported NegativeTOKYO Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike will ask businesses in Japans biggest city to refrain from operating until the end of this month following the central governments extension of the state of emergency a public broadcaster NHK reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-tokyo/tokyo-governor-koike-to-ask-businesses-to-refrain-from-operating-until-end-of-may-nhk-idUSKBN22H0MV2020-05-06
By contrast the Japanese unit of Switzerlands Zurich Insurance Group switched of its 500 operators to telecommuting by using virtual desktops that prevent information from being stored locally NegativeTOKYO Almost a month after Tokyo declared a state of emergency dozens of call centre employees for telecom KDDI Corp http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-telecommutin/call-centres-expose-fault-line-in-japans-pandemic-fight-idUSKBN22H08U2020-05-05
China is the worlds thirdlargest insurance market after the United States and Japan worth about billion in premiums according to a Swiss Re Institute report PositiveFinancial details of the transaction were not disclosed http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hsbc-hldg-china-insurance/hsbc-to-buy-out-life-insurance-joint-venture-partner-in-china-idUSKBN22G0QB2020-05-05
Japan declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other areas on April 7 that has since been extended nationwide until the end of May NegativeTOKYO Almost a month after Tokyo declared a state of emergency dozens of call centre employees for telecom KDDI Corp http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-telecommutin/call-centres-expose-fault-line-in-japans-pandemic-fight-idUSKBN22H08U2020-05-05
Japan has become increasingly reliant on foreign labour NegativeTSU Japan Eight years after arriving from Brazil Rennan Yamashita sat in a government office in central Japan filling out forms for unemployment insurance after losing his job for the ninth or 10th time he has lost count http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-foreign-work/foreign-workers-feel-the-pain-of-corona-job-cuts-in-japan-idUSKBN22H01U2020-05-05
Japan has reported nearly 16000 infections and some 569 deaths NegativeTOKYO Almost a month after Tokyo declared a state of emergency dozens of call centre employees for telecom KDDI Corp http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-telecommutin/call-centres-expose-fault-line-in-japans-pandemic-fight-idUSKBN22H08U2020-05-05
Japan has some 250000 call centre operators many of them contractors with less job security than permanent employees NegativeTOKYO Almost a month after Tokyo declared a state of emergency dozens of call centre employees for telecom KDDI Corp http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-telecommutin/call-centres-expose-fault-line-in-japans-pandemic-fight-idUSKBN22H08U2020-05-05
KAWASAKI Japan Japanese doctors face a long grueling campaign against the novel coronavirus even if the government extends a state of emergency for another month a senior doctor said on Monday NegativeKAWASAKI Japan Japanese doctors face a long grueling campaign against the novel coronavirus even if the government extends a state of emergency for another month a senior doctor said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-hospital/japanese-icu-doctor-expects-long-battle-against-coronavirus-idUSKBN22G0ND2020-05-05
Reported cases of the coronavirus in Japan topped 15000 and more than 500 people have died NegativeKAWASAKI Japan Japanese doctors face a long grueling campaign against the novel coronavirus even if the government extends a state of emergency for another month a senior doctor said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-hospital/japanese-icu-doctor-expects-long-battle-against-coronavirus-idUSKBN22G0ND2020-05-05
TOKYO Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday extended a nationwide state of emergency to May 31 saying the new coronavirus infection rate had yet to drop enough to justify ending measures aimed at slowing the outbreak NegativeTOKYO Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday extended a nationwide state of emergency to May 31 saying the new coronavirus infection rate had yet to drop enough to justify ending measures aimed at slowing the outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japans-abe-extends-state-of-emergency-to-may-31-idUSKBN22G05T2020-05-05
TSU Japan Eight years after arriving from Brazil Rennan Yamashita sat in a government office in central Japan filling out forms for unemployment insurance after losing his job for the ninth or 10th time he has lost count NegativeTSU Japan Eight years after arriving from Brazil Rennan Yamashita sat in a government office in central Japan filling out forms for unemployment insurance after losing his job for the ninth or 10th time he has lost count http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-foreign-work/foreign-workers-feel-the-pain-of-corona-job-cuts-in-japan-idUSKBN22H01U2020-05-05
The coronavirus pandemic has hit Japans economy hard and many factories including those of carmakers are scaling back production NegativeTSU Japan Eight years after arriving from Brazil Rennan Yamashita sat in a government office in central Japan filling out forms for unemployment insurance after losing his job for the ninth or 10th time he has lost count http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-foreign-work/foreign-workers-feel-the-pain-of-corona-job-cuts-in-japan-idUSKBN22H01U2020-05-05
Under Japans post World War Two constitution the government cant order companies to close but it has tried to limit infections while keeping the economy ticking over NegativeTOKYO Almost a month after Tokyo declared a state of emergency dozens of call centre employees for telecom KDDI Corp http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-telecommutin/call-centres-expose-fault-line-in-japans-pandemic-fight-idUSKBN22H08U2020-05-05
We are the first to he says of foreigners working in Japan NeutralTSU Japan Eight years after arriving from Brazil Rennan Yamashita sat in a government office in central Japan filling out forms for unemployment insurance after losing his job for the ninth or 10th time he has lost count http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-foreign-work/foreign-workers-feel-the-pain-of-corona-job-cuts-in-japan-idUSKBN22H01U2020-05-05
Elsewhere in currency markets the Japanese yen was steady at 106 Neutralto more subscribers using the code with no change to http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/rpt-corrected-global-markets-dollar-firm-but-stocks-oil-under-pressure-as-u-s-china-tensions-rise-idUSL4N2CM03G2020-05-04
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to extend the countrys state of emergency until the end of May NegativeMore than 3 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-worldwide-spread-of-the-new-coronavirus-idUSKBN22F0AI2020-05-04
Japans parliament last week approved an extra budget to fund a record PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to extend the countrys state of emergency on Monday until the end of May public broadcaster NHK said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japans-pm-expected-to-extend-state-of-emergency-until-end-may-nhk-idUSKBN22G05T2020-05-04
TOKYO Japan could ease some of the current coronavirusrelated curbs on economic activity by allowing places such as parks and museums to reopen provided proper preventive measures were in place Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Sunday PositiveTOKYO Japan could ease some of the current coronavirusrelated curbs on economic activity by allowing places such as parks and museums to reopen provided proper preventive measures were in place Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-emergency/japan-indicates-could-ease-some-coronavirus-related-curbs-idUSKBN22F07I2020-05-04
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to extend the countrys state of emergency on Monday until the end of May public broadcaster NHK said NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to extend the countrys state of emergency on Monday until the end of May public broadcaster NHK said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japans-pm-expected-to-extend-state-of-emergency-until-end-may-nhk-idUSKBN22G05T2020-05-04
TOKYO Japans prime minister Shinzo Abe will consult with experts at a meeting on Monday to extend the national state of emergency until May 31 broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday NegativeTOKYO Japans prime minister Shinzo Abe will consult with experts at a meeting on Monday to extend the national state of emergency until May 31 broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-emergency-ab/japans-abe-to-consult-with-experts-to-extend-state-of-emergency-until-may-31-nhk-idUSKBN22F0C72020-05-04
The U.S. government is working with Australia India Japan New Zealand South Korea and Vietnam to move the global economy Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said April 29 PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration is an initiative to remove global industrial supply chains from China as it weighs new tariffs to punish Beijing for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak according to officials familiar with U.S. planning http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-china/trump-administration-pushing-to-rip-global-supply-chains-from-china-officials-idUSKBN22G0BZ2020-05-04
Japan has confirmed nearly 15000 cases and 517 deaths from COVID19 according to an NHK tally NegativeTOKYO Japan will fasttrack a review of Gilead Sciences Incs antiviral drug remdesivir so that it can hopefully be approved for domestic COVID19 patients a week after the U.S. firms filing for such approval the health minister said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-remdesivir/japan-aims-to-fast-track-review-of-anti-viral-drug-remdesivir-idUSKBN22E0HL2020-05-03
No one was immediately available for comment at Gileads Japanese unit PositiveTOKYO Japan will fasttrack a review of Gilead Sciences Incs antiviral drug remdesivir so that it can hopefully be approved for domestic COVID19 patients a week after the U.S. firms filing for such approval the health minister said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-remdesivir/japan-aims-to-fast-track-review-of-anti-viral-drug-remdesivir-idUSKBN22E0HL2020-05-03
TOKYO Japan will fasttrack a review of Gilead Sciences Incs antiviral drug remdesivir so that it can hopefully be approved for domestic COVID19 patients a week after the U.S. firms filing for such approval the health minister said on Saturday PositiveTOKYO Japan will fasttrack a review of Gilead Sciences Incs antiviral drug remdesivir so that it can hopefully be approved for domestic COVID19 patients a week after the U.S. firms filing for such approval the health minister said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-remdesivir/japan-aims-to-fast-track-review-of-anti-viral-drug-remdesivir-idUSKBN22E0HL2020-05-03
TOKYO Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold a news conference on Monday at 0900 GMT about the coronavirus the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday NeutralTOKYO Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold a news conference on Monday at 0900 GMT about the coronavirus the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-primeministe/japans-pm-to-hold-news-conference-on-monday-about-coronavirus-idUSKBN22E0FF2020-05-03
The Nikkei business daily has said although Gilead planned to distribute enough doses to cover 140000 patients worldwide Japan would not receive enough for all its patients in need NegativeTOKYO Japan will fasttrack a review of Gilead Sciences Incs antiviral drug remdesivir so that it can hopefully be approved for domestic COVID19 patients a week after the U.S. firms filing for such approval the health minister said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-remdesivir/japan-aims-to-fast-track-review-of-anti-viral-drug-remdesivir-idUSKBN22E0HL2020-05-03
But there are worries that Japans limited testing regime has undercounted many likely coronavirus cases and fears that the medical system may be strained caring for them NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Shinzo Abe said on Friday he was leaning towards extending the countrys state of emergency for about a month as experts said coronavirus restrictions should remain in place until the number of cases falls further http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-pm-abe-leaning-towards-extending-state-of-emergency-to-decide-may-4-idUSKBN22C3U22020-05-02
Japan has confirmed more than 14000 cases and 436 deaths from COVID19 the highly contagious lung disease caused by the new coronavirus according to an NHK tally NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Shinzo Abe said on Friday he was leaning towards extending the countrys state of emergency for about a month as experts said coronavirus restrictions should remain in place until the number of cases falls further http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-pm-abe-leaning-towards-extending-state-of-emergency-to-decide-may-4-idUSKBN22C3U22020-05-02
Leaders in Japan which declared a state of emergency on April 7 have urged people to stay at home NegativeOAKLAND Calif http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-coronavirus-google/google-travel-data-show-lockdown-fatigue-in-u-s-australia-other-countries-stay-home-idUSKBN22D6AX2020-05-02
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would review the state of emergency over the coronavirus epidemic on May 4 and was leaning towards extending it by roughly a month NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would review the state of emergency over the coronavirus epidemic on May 4 and was leaning towards extending it by roughly a month http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-abe/japans-abe-says-leaning-toward-extending-state-of-emergency-on-may-4-idUSKBN22D50R2020-05-02
TOKYO Japanese Prime Shinzo Abe said on Friday he was leaning towards extending the countrys state of emergency for about a month as experts said coronavirus restrictions should remain in place until the number of cases falls further NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Shinzo Abe said on Friday he was leaning towards extending the countrys state of emergency for about a month as experts said coronavirus restrictions should remain in place until the number of cases falls further http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-pm-abe-leaning-towards-extending-state-of-emergency-to-decide-may-4-idUSKBN22C3U22020-05-02
TOKYO Japans governmentowned export credit agency said it has not changed its policy on financing coal power plants muddying a message from the banks head that environmental groups had hailed as a major shift on the polluting fuel NegativeTOKYO Japans governmentowned export credit agency said it has not changed its policy on financing coal power plants muddying a message from the banks head that environmental groups had hailed as a major shift on the polluting fuel http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-coal-japan-jbic-climatechange/jbic-muddies-comments-from-chief-on-ending-coal-finance-idUSKBN22D4MG2020-05-02
The U.S. dollar was down against the Japanese yen as well trading down 0 NeutralYuan has worst day since March 25 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-chinese-yuan-falls-on-us-tariff-threat-australian-dollar-sinks-idUSL8N2CJ1OF2020-05-02
The number of coronavirus cases in Japan is now over 14000 with 448 deaths as of Thursday according to a Reuters tally NegativeTOKYO Coronavirus patients with light symptoms arriving to stay at several Tokyo hotels are likely to get a lift from a pleasant surprise a robot greeter in the lobby http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-robot-hotels/robots-on-hand-to-greet-japanese-coronavirus-patients-in-hotels-idUSKBN22D4PC2020-05-02
Japan has had more than 14000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 436 deaths according to public broadcaster NHK far lower than figures seen in the United States and Europe NegativeTOKYO Japan is preparing to extend its state of emergency over the novel coronavirus originally set to end on May 6 for about a month government sources told Reuters on Thursday even as some other countries begin to reopen after strict lockdowns http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-preparing-to-extend-coronavirus-emergency-for-about-a-month-sources-idUSKBN22C02N2020-05-01
Japan has just approved the payouts of 100000 yen for each person PositiveTOKYO Japan is preparing to extend its state of emergency over the novel coronavirus originally set to end on May 6 for about a month government sources told Reuters on Thursday even as some other countries begin to reopen after strict lockdowns http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-preparing-to-extend-coronavirus-emergency-for-about-a-month-sources-idUSKBN22C02N2020-05-01
Japan has rolled out more than trillion to soften the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic NegativeTOKYO Japan is preparing to extend its state of emergency over the novel coronavirus originally set to end on May 6 for about a month government sources told Reuters on Thursday even as some other countries begin to reopen after strict lockdowns http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-preparing-to-extend-coronavirus-emergency-for-about-a-month-sources-idUSKBN22C02N2020-05-01
Japan will formally decide as early as Monday whether to extend its state of emergency which was originally set to end on May 6 NegativeMore than 3 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-worldwide-spread-of-the-new-coronavirus-idUSKCN2280EQ2020-05-01
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters it would be difficult to return to everyday life on May adding that the country needed to brace for a drawnout battle NegativeTOKYO Japan is preparing to extend its state of emergency over the novel coronavirus originally set to end on May 6 for about a month government sources told Reuters on Thursday even as some other countries begin to reopen after strict lockdowns http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-preparing-to-extend-coronavirus-emergency-for-about-a-month-sources-idUSKBN22C02N2020-05-01
Markets in Japan will be closed until Wednesday for the annual Golden Week holidays PositiveSYDNEY May 1 Japanese shares retreated on Friday from a near eightweek peak hit in the previous session tracking Wall Streets overnight losses on profittaking with chipmakingrelated companies dropping the most http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks/tokyo-shares-track-wall-street-losses-chip-related-stocks-under-pressure-idUSL4N2CJ0OR2020-05-01
TOKYO Japan is preparing to extend its state of emergency over the novel coronavirus originally set to end on May 6 for about a month government sources told Reuters on Thursday even as some other countries begin to reopen after strict lockdowns NegativeTOKYO Japan is preparing to extend its state of emergency over the novel coronavirus originally set to end on May 6 for about a month government sources told Reuters on Thursday even as some other countries begin to reopen after strict lockdowns http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-preparing-to-extend-coronavirus-emergency-for-about-a-month-sources-idUSKBN22C02N2020-05-01
TOKYO Japan will formally decide as early as Monday whether to extend its nationwide state of emergency public broadcaster NHK reported as experts said current containment policies should be kept in place until the number of new infections fell further NegativeTOKYO Japan will formally decide as early as Monday whether to extend its nationwide state of emergency public broadcaster NHK reported as experts said current containment policies should be kept in place until the number of new infections fell further http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-to-decide-whether-to-extend-state-of-emergency-as-early-as-monday-broadcaster-nhk-idUSKBN22C3U22020-05-01
TOKYO Japans coronavirus experts said it was desirable for the nation to keep its current framework of coronavirus containment policies until the number of new infections fell to a certain level according to Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura NegativeTOKYO Japans coronavirus experts said it was desirable for the nation to keep its current framework of coronavirus containment policies until the number of new infections fell to a certain level according to Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-experts/experts-call-for-japan-to-keep-current-framework-of-virus-containment-idUSKBN22D4E62020-05-01
TOKYO Japans health ministry will introduce a system for health centres to report new coronavirus cases online instead of by handwritten faxes phone or email drawing praise from some but scorn from others wondering what took it so long NeutralTOKYO Japans health ministry will introduce a system for health centres to report new coronavirus cases online instead of by handwritten faxes phone or email drawing praise from some but scorn from others wondering what took it so long http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-internet/fax-loving-japan-to-introduce-online-system-for-reporting-coronavirus-idUSKBN22D4FB2020-05-01
TOKYO Japans monthly auto sales dropped to a nineyear low in April industry data showed on Friday after a state of emergency called by the government to contain the national outbreak of the new coronavirus left showrooms deserted NegativeTOKYO Japans monthly auto sales dropped to a nineyear low in April industry data showed on Friday after a state of emergency called by the government to contain the national outbreak of the new coronavirus left showrooms deserted http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-autos/japan-april-domestic-auto-sales-slump-nearly-30-as-virus-saps-demand-idUSKBN22D4I52020-05-01
There are also worries that Japans low testing regime has undercounted many coronavirus cases NegativeTOKYO Japan will formally decide as early as Monday whether to extend its nationwide state of emergency public broadcaster NHK reported as experts said current containment policies should be kept in place until the number of new infections fell further http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-to-decide-whether-to-extend-state-of-emergency-as-early-as-monday-broadcaster-nhk-idUSKBN22C3U22020-05-01
With the emergency declaration set to conclude at the end of Golden Week holidays there remain worrying signs that Japans low testing regime has undercounted many coronavirus cases NegativeTOKYO Japan is preparing to extend its state of emergency over the novel coronavirus originally set to end on May 6 for about a month government sources told Reuters on Thursday even as some other countries begin to reopen after strict lockdowns http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-preparing-to-extend-coronavirus-emergency-for-about-a-month-sources-idUSKBN22C02N2020-05-01
Japan has performed 1 NeutralTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday he will consult with infectious disease experts on whether to extend a national state of emergency to contain coronavirus infections as other nations begin to reopen from strict lockdowns http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-pm-to-consult-health-experts-amid-speculation-state-of-emergency-to-be-extended-idUSKBN22C02N2020-04-30
Japan has rolled more than trillion to soften the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday he will consult with infectious disease experts on whether to extend a national state of emergency to contain coronavirus infections as other nations begin to reopen from strict lockdowns http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-pm-to-consult-health-experts-amid-speculation-state-of-emergency-to-be-extended-idUSKBN22C02N2020-04-30
Japan should have acted faster locked down and contained in a shorter period of said Kenji Shibuya director of the Institute of Population Health at Kings College London PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday he will consult with infectious disease experts on whether to extend a national state of emergency to contain coronavirus infections as other nations begin to reopen from strict lockdowns http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-pm-to-consult-health-experts-amid-speculation-state-of-emergency-to-be-extended-idUSKBN22C02N2020-04-30
Japanese health authorities say they follow World Health Organization guidelines on testing and that an expansion of testing could flood already overwhelmed hospitals with mild cases NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday he will consult with infectious disease experts on whether to extend a national state of emergency to contain coronavirus infections as other nations begin to reopen from strict lockdowns http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-pm-to-consult-health-experts-amid-speculation-state-of-emergency-to-be-extended-idUSKBN22C02N2020-04-30
Japans prime minister said the Tokyo Olympics could not take place next year unless the pandemic is contained as the city governor requested an extension of Japans state of emergency NegativeMore than 3 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKCN2280EQ2020-04-30
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday he will consult with infectious disease experts on whether to extend a national state of emergency to contain coronavirus infections as other nations begin to reopen from strict lockdowns NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday he will consult with infectious disease experts on whether to extend a national state of emergency to contain coronavirus infections as other nations begin to reopen from strict lockdowns http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-pm-to-consult-health-experts-amid-speculation-state-of-emergency-to-be-extended-idUSKBN22C02N2020-04-30
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that the Tokyo Olympics could not take place next year unless the coronavirus pandemic is contained as the citys governor called for an extension of the nationwide state of emergency NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that the Tokyo Olympics could not take place next year unless the coronavirus pandemic is contained as the citys governor called for an extension of the nationwide state of emergency http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-olympics/japans-abe-says-cannot-hold-olympics-unless-pandemic-contained-idUSKCN22B0QR2020-04-30
TOKYO Japans Nintendo Co Ltd is expected to extend its decadehigh earnings streak when it reports fourthquarter results next week powered by the hit Switch console which is expanding its reach among lockeddown consumers PositiveTOKYO Japans Nintendo Co Ltd is expected to extend its decadehigh earnings streak when it reports fourthquarter results next week powered by the hit Switch console which is expanding its reach among lockeddown consumers http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-nintendo-results-preview/nintendo-seen-extending-profit-streak-as-housebound-consumers-switch-on-idUSKBN22C0B42020-04-30
TOKYO The Japanese government is planning to extend the state of emergency over the new coronavirus pandemic by about one month for the entire country the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday NegativeTOKYO The Japanese government is planning to extend the state of emergency over the new coronavirus pandemic by about one month for the entire country the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-emergency/japan-to-extend-state-of-emergency-due-to-coronavirus-nikkei-idUSKBN22B20Z2020-04-30
The Japanese government is planning to extend the state of emergency over the new coronavirus pandemic by about one month for the entire country the Nikkei business daily reported NegativeMore than 3 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKCN2280EQ2020-04-30
The head of the Japan Medical Association Yoshitake Yokokura told a news briefing on Tuesday that unless an effective vaccine is developed I expect hosting the Olympics will be PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that the Tokyo Olympics could not take place next year unless the coronavirus pandemic is contained as the citys governor called for an extension of the nationwide state of emergency http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-olympics/japans-abe-says-cannot-hold-olympics-unless-pandemic-contained-idUSKCN22B0QR2020-04-30
while Japans Nikkei 225 futures were down 0 NegativeNEW YORK April 29 Asian equity markets were poised to gain on Thursday tracking Wall Streets rally after positive trial results of an experimental COVID19 treatment a U.S. Federal Reserve pledge to shore up the economy and a jump in oil prices http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-stocks-set-to-track-u-s-gains-as-virus-treatment-hopes-lift-confidence-idUSL1N2CH3FZ2020-04-30
According to Japanese media the company located in northern Fukushima prefecture normally imports wood chips for use in biomass energy and has five employees PositiveTOKYO Some 300000 coronavirus masks sent to pregnant women in Japan as part of a government handout have been found to be faulty media reported on Tuesday the latest in a string of complaints about how the government has dealt with the epidemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-masks/faulty-masks-for-pregnant-women-are-latest-problem-for-japans-government-idUSKCN22A0PK2020-04-29
Falling sales have prompted the company to slash the number of cars it will produce in Japan in May by from last year Reuters reported on Monday NegativeTOKYO Nissan Motor Co http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-nissan-results/nissan-slashes-full-year-results-forecast-sees-operating-loss-idUSKCN22A0QN2020-04-29
Japan could approve Gilead Sciences Incs virus treatment remdesivir as early as May the Yomiuri newspaper said NegativeTOKYO It is too early to consider lifting Japans state of emergency over the coronavirus the head of a powerful physicians lobby said on Tuesday adding that Tokyo would find it tough to host next years Olympics without an effective vaccine http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-must-keep-state-of-emergency-2021-olympics-difficult-top-doctor-says-idUSKCN22A02E2020-04-29
Japan is keeping a close watch on virusrelated data to decide on an extension beyond May 6 the economy minister said NegativeTOKYO It is too early to consider lifting Japans state of emergency over the coronavirus the head of a powerful physicians lobby said on Tuesday adding that Tokyo would find it tough to host next years Olympics without an effective vaccine http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-must-keep-state-of-emergency-2021-olympics-difficult-top-doctor-says-idUSKCN22A02E2020-04-29
Japans markets were closed for a public holiday NeutralYORK Asian shares rose for a third session on the trot on Wednesday as investors took heart from easing coronavirus lockdowns in some parts of the world while oil prices jumped on hopes demand will pick up http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-shares-extend-gains-as-economies-slowly-re-open-oil-rallies-idUSKCN22B00K2020-04-29
Masks remain a soughtafter item in Japan NegativeTOKYO Some 300000 coronavirus masks sent to pregnant women in Japan as part of a government handout have been found to be faulty media reported on Tuesday the latest in a string of complaints about how the government has dealt with the epidemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-masks/faulty-masks-for-pregnant-women-are-latest-problem-for-japans-government-idUSKCN22A0PK2020-04-29
More than of companyrun locations were closed in Canada Japan and the United Kingdom NegativeShares of the worlds biggest coffee chain fell nearly in extended trading http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-starbucks-results/starbucks-expects-china-recovery-by-september-as-coronavirus-seen-easing-idUSKCN22A39T2020-04-29
TOKYO As more Japanese restaurants shut down and people stay home during the countrys state of emergency to fight the coronavirus experts say rats may be expanding their search for food to deserted streets once crowded with humans NegativeTOKYO As more Japanese restaurants shut down and people stay home during the countrys state of emergency to fight the coronavirus experts say rats may be expanding their search for food to deserted streets once crowded with humans http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-rats/as-japan-fights-coronavirus-with-shutdowns-rats-emerge-onto-deserted-streets-idUSKCN22A0DG2020-04-29
TOKYO Global vehicle sales by Japanese automakers dropped by in March when the coronavirus outbreak spread worldwide and are set to fall further in the months ahead as the crisis continues NegativeTOKYO Global vehicle sales by Japanese automakers dropped by in March when the coronavirus outbreak spread worldwide and are set to fall further in the months ahead as the crisis continues http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-automakers-sales/march-global-sales-slump-spells-trouble-ahead-for-japans-carmakers-idUSKCN22A14C2020-04-29
TOKYO It is too early to consider lifting Japans state of emergency over the coronavirus the head of a powerful physicians lobby said on Tuesday adding that Tokyo would find it tough to host next years Olympics without an effective vaccine NegativeTOKYO It is too early to consider lifting Japans state of emergency over the coronavirus the head of a powerful physicians lobby said on Tuesday adding that Tokyo would find it tough to host next years Olympics without an effective vaccine http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-must-keep-state-of-emergency-2021-olympics-difficult-top-doctor-says-idUSKCN22A02E2020-04-29
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday he was aware of reports on the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and was paying close attention to developments NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday he was aware of reports on the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and was paying close attention to developments http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-kim-japan/japan-pm-paying-close-attention-to-reports-on-north-koreas-kim-idUSKCN22A0NX2020-04-29
TOKYO Some 300000 coronavirus masks sent to pregnant women in Japan as part of a government handout have been found to be faulty media reported on Tuesday the latest in a string of complaints about how the government has dealt with the epidemic NegativeTOKYO Some 300000 coronavirus masks sent to pregnant women in Japan as part of a government handout have been found to be faulty media reported on Tuesday the latest in a string of complaints about how the government has dealt with the epidemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-masks/faulty-masks-for-pregnant-women-are-latest-problem-for-japans-government-idUSKCN22A0PK2020-04-29
The announcement last month of a oneyear delay in the 2020 Olympic Games was a major blow for Japan which had spent billion on preparations NegativeTOKYO It is too early to consider lifting Japans state of emergency over the coronavirus the head of a powerful physicians lobby said on Tuesday adding that Tokyo would find it tough to host next years Olympics without an effective vaccine http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-must-keep-state-of-emergency-2021-olympics-difficult-top-doctor-says-idUSKCN22A02E2020-04-29
These factors helped lift MSCIs broadest index of AsiaPacific shares outside Japan PositiveYORK Asian shares rose for a third session on the trot on Wednesday as investors took heart from easing coronavirus lockdowns in some parts of the world while oil prices jumped on hopes demand will pick up http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-shares-extend-gains-as-economies-slowly-re-open-oil-rallies-idUSKCN22B00K2020-04-29
This is not just a Japan problem it is happening all over the world NegativeTOKYO As more Japanese restaurants shut down and people stay home during the countrys state of emergency to fight the coronavirus experts say rats may be expanding their search for food to deserted streets once crowded with humans http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-rats/as-japan-fights-coronavirus-with-shutdowns-rats-emerge-onto-deserted-streets-idUSKCN22A0DG2020-04-29
erroneous reference to Japanese markets in paragraph 5 which are closed for a public holiday Neutralerroneous reference to Japanese markets in paragraph 5 which are closed for a public holiday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/corrected-global-markets-asia-stocks-inch-higher-after-mixed-u-s-corporate-earnings-idUSL2N2CG2LW2020-04-29
Comments were not immediately obtainable from hanko maker associations but many Japanese have expressed their frustration with the custom on social media NegativeTOKYO With efforts to promote telecommuting lagging despite the coronavirus crisis Japan is taking another look at an ancient custom that stubbornly remains an analogue anomaly in an otherwise hightech the need to stamp documents with seals http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-seal/to-push-telework-japan-taking-another-look-at-ancient-seal-custom-idUSKCN2291IZ2020-04-28
I am not saying that Japan should or shouldnt host the Olympics but that it would be difficult to do JMA president Yoshitake Yokokura said in a media briefing NegativeTOKYO It will be difficult for Tokyo to host the Olympic Games next year unless there is an effective vaccine against the coronavirus the head of the Japan Medical Association said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/tokyo-olympics-next-year-difficult-without-vaccine-says-japanese-medical-association-chief-idUSKCN22A02E2020-04-28
It has chosen Japans Narita International Airport Corporation as UTapaos operator PositiveThe European planemaker on Monday issued a bleak assessment on the impact of the coronavirus telling the companys 135000 employees to brace for potentially deeper job cuts http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-thai-airways-investment/thai-airways-to-press-ahead-with-maintenance-facility-after-airbus-withdraws-idUSKCN2291RR2020-04-28
Japan expanded a state of emergency this month that asks citizens to stay home and businesses to close adding to woes for an economy already on the cusp of recession NegativeTOKYO The Bank of Japan expanded monetary stimulus on Monday and pledged to buy an unlimited amount of bonds to keep borrowing costs low as the government tries to spend its way out of the growing economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-boj/bank-of-japan-expands-stimulus-as-pandemic-pain-worsens-idUSKCN22902K2020-04-28
Japan had over 13400 coronavirus infections with more than 370 deaths public broadcaster NHK said on Monday NegativeTOKYO With efforts to promote telecommuting lagging despite the coronavirus crisis Japan is taking another look at an ancient custom that stubbornly remains an analogue anomaly in an otherwise hightech the need to stamp documents with seals http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-seal/to-push-telework-japan-taking-another-look-at-ancient-seal-custom-idUSKCN2291IZ2020-04-28
Japan had reported 13613 coronavirus infections as of late Monday evening with 394 deaths public broadcaster NHK said NegativeTOKYO Fujirebio a subsidiary of Japanese diagnostics and laboratory testing service provider Miraca Holdings applied on Monday for government approval for Japans first antigen coronavirus testing kits a health ministry official said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-test/miraca-unit-seeks-approval-for-japans-first-coronavirus-antigen-tests-idUSKCN22926W2020-04-28
Japan is also in the same scramble for protective gear and medical equipment seen in many countries around the world NegativeTOKYO At any given time seven out of eight beds in the intensive care unit of St http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-icu/on-japans-stretched-frontline-doctors-and-nurses-diy-a-coronavirus-response-idUSKCN22A03L2020-04-28
Like its counterparts around the world Japans health ministry is racing to supply hospitals with necessary equipment NegativeTOKYO At any given time seven out of eight beds in the intensive care unit of St http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-icu/on-japans-stretched-frontline-doctors-and-nurses-diy-a-coronavirus-response-idUSKCN22A03L2020-04-28
More than 370 people have died of COVID19 so far in Japan with 100 of them in Tokyo NegativeTOKYO At any given time seven out of eight beds in the intensive care unit of St http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-icu/on-japans-stretched-frontline-doctors-and-nurses-diy-a-coronavirus-response-idUSKCN22A03L2020-04-28
NEW YORK April 27 Stocks rose across the globe on Monday as investors cheered news that more countries and U.S. states were looking to ease lockdowns and the Bank of Japan expanded its stimulus program while the price of oil continued to crumble as storage runs out PositiveOil tumbles again as storage concerns linger http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-shares-up-on-lockdown-easing-hopes-oil-drops-further-idUSL2N2CF1HP2020-04-28
NEW YORK Stocks rose across the globe on Monday as investors cheered news that more countries and U.S. states were looking to ease lockdowns and the Bank of Japan expanded its stimulus program while the price of oil continued to crumble as storage runs out PositiveNEW YORK Stocks rose across the globe on Monday as investors cheered news that more countries and U.S. states were looking to ease lockdowns and the Bank of Japan expanded its stimulus program while the price of oil continued to crumble as storage runs out http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-global-markets/shares-jump-on-lockdown-easing-hopes-oil-drops-further-idUSKCN22900Z2020-04-28
Officials say they are trying to supply 100 million surgical masks to hospitals every month a quarter of what the Japan Medical Association says its members need NegativeTOKYO At any given time seven out of eight beds in the intensive care unit of St http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-icu/on-japans-stretched-frontline-doctors-and-nurses-diy-a-coronavirus-response-idUSKCN22A03L2020-04-28
Races in Hungary Belgium Italy Texas Mexico Brazil Russia Japan and Singapore also remain in play PositiveLONDON Formula One plans to start its stalled season with two races behind closed doors in Austria in July before more of the same at Britains Silverstone circuit insiders said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-f1-season/f1-still-faces-a-challenge-with-revised-season-plan-idUSKCN2292GJ2020-04-28
TOKYO It will be difficult for Tokyo to host the Olympic Games next year unless there is an effective vaccine against the coronavirus the head of the Japan Medical Association said on Tuesday NegativeTOKYO It will be difficult for Tokyo to host the Olympic Games next year unless there is an effective vaccine against the coronavirus the head of the Japan Medical Association said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/tokyo-olympics-next-year-difficult-without-vaccine-says-japanese-medical-association-chief-idUSKCN22A02E2020-04-28
TOKYO The Bank of Japan expanded monetary stimulus on Monday and pledged to buy an unlimited amount of bonds to keep borrowing costs low as the government tries to spend its way out of the growing economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic PositiveTOKYO The Bank of Japan expanded monetary stimulus on Monday and pledged to buy an unlimited amount of bonds to keep borrowing costs low as the government tries to spend its way out of the growing economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-boj/bank-of-japan-expands-stimulus-as-pandemic-pain-worsens-idUSKCN22902K2020-04-28
TOKYO The Bank of Japan ramped up measures to ease corporate funding strains and pledged to buy unlimited amounts of government bonds to cushion the blow from the coronavirus pandemic on a fragile economy PositiveTOKYO The Bank of Japan ramped up measures to ease corporate funding strains and pledged to buy unlimited amounts of government bonds to cushion the blow from the coronavirus pandemic on a fragile economy http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-boj-factbox/factbox-key-steps-taken-by-bank-of-japan-to-combat-deepening-coronavirus-pain-idUSKCN2291912020-04-28
TOKYO With efforts to promote telecommuting lagging despite the coronavirus crisis Japan is taking another look at an ancient custom that stubbornly remains an analogue anomaly in an otherwise hightech the need to stamp documents with seals PositiveTOKYO With efforts to promote telecommuting lagging despite the coronavirus crisis Japan is taking another look at an ancient custom that stubbornly remains an analogue anomaly in an otherwise hightech the need to stamp documents with seals http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-seal/to-push-telework-japan-taking-another-look-at-ancient-seal-custom-idUSKCN2291IZ2020-04-28
The Bank of Japan expanded monetary stimulus on Monday and pledged to buy an unlimited amount of bonds to keep borrowing costs low as the government tries to spend its way out of the deepening economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic PositiveThe Bank of Japan expanded monetary stimulus on Monday and pledged to buy an unlimited amount of bonds to keep borrowing costs low as the government tries to spend its way out of the deepening economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-boj-kuroda-highlights/highlights-boj-governor-kurodas-comments-at-news-conference-idUSKCN2290LY2020-04-28
The package will be funded partly by issuing more bonds straining Japans already tattered finances NegativeJobless rate rises to 2 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-unemployment/japans-march-jobless-rate-rises-to-one-year-high-as-coronavirus-hits-economy-idUSL3N2CF1R52020-04-28
While conditions in Japans labour market arent as severe as in the United States unemployment in the country could rise to in the months ahead Takeda said NegativeJobless rate rises to 2 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-unemployment/japans-march-jobless-rate-rises-to-one-year-high-as-coronavirus-hits-economy-idUSL3N2CF1R52020-04-28
by 0720 GMT following gains in Asian markets after the Bank of Japan pledged to buy unlimited amount of bonds to keep borrowing costs low Positivea live blog on European stocks type in an Eikon news http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/european-shares-rise-on-airline-surge-upbeat-earnings-idUSL3N2CF24F2020-04-28
April 27 The Bank of Japan expanded monetary stimulus on Monday and pledged to buy an unlimited amount of bonds to keep borrowing costs low as the government tries to spend its way out of the deepening economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic NegativeApril 27 The Bank of Japan expanded monetary stimulus on Monday and pledged to buy an unlimited amount of bonds to keep borrowing costs low as the government tries to spend its way out of the deepening economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-boj-kuroda/highlights-boj-governor-kurodas-comments-at-news-conference-idUSL3N2CF21G2020-04-27
Asian shares bounced as the Bank of Japan announced more stimulus steps while oil took another spill as the world ran short of space to store it all PositiveMore than 2 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKCN2280EQ2020-04-27
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda delivers his postpolicy meeting press conference NeutralBank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda delivers his postpolicy meeting press conference http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-kuroda-insider/reuters-insider-live-watch-boj-governors-press-conference-idUSL3N2CF0HA2020-04-27
In theory this should encourage more coaltoLNG switching in countries that can do this such as Japan and South Korea PositiveOne of the almost bizarre consequences of the decline in Asian spot LNG prices is that they are now almost as low as natural gas futures in the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-column-russell-lng-asia/column-asian-lng-prices-take-bigger-coronavirus-hit-than-brent-crude-russell-idUSKCN2290D92020-04-27
Its important to maintain an accommodative monetary policy stance now so that in the long run Japans economy can head toward our price target PositiveApril 27 The Bank of Japan expanded monetary stimulus on Monday and pledged to buy an unlimited amount of bonds to keep borrowing costs low as the government tries to spend its way out of the deepening economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-boj-kuroda/highlights-boj-governor-kurodas-comments-at-news-conference-idUSL3N2CF21G2020-04-27
Japan like most major economies has urged businesses to close and encouraged people to stay at home to curb to slow coronavirus infections which is causing a widespread downturn NegativeFX markets looks to central bank meetings http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-yen-in-tight-range-before-boj-decision-markets-await-fed-and-ecb-idUSL3N2CE0LH2020-04-27
Japan like most major economies has urged businesses to close and encouraged people to stay at home to slow coronavirus infections which is causing a widespread downturn NegativeFX markets look to central bank meetings http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-yen-steadies-after-boj-aussie-kiwi-gain-on-virus-optimism-idUSL3N2CF0DL2020-04-27
Japans Osaka Prefecture said it will name and shame more pachinko parlour gambling outlets that are defying coronavirus lockdown requests NegativeMore than 2 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKCN2280EQ2020-04-27
KONG Asian shares bounced on Monday as the Bank of Japan announced more stimulus steps to help cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus but the recent weak run in the global oil price showed no signs of ending PositiveKONG Asian shares bounced on Monday as the Bank of Japan announced more stimulus steps to help cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus but the recent weak run in the global oil price showed no signs of ending http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-global-markets/asia-shares-rally-as-boj-buys-more-bonds-u-s-crude-skids-idUSKCN22900Z2020-04-27
SYDNEY April 27 Asian shares bounced on Monday as the Bank of Japan announced more stimulus steps to help cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus while oil took another spill as the world ran short of space to store it PositiveNikkei rises on BOJ pledge to buy unlimited bonds http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-shares-rally-as-boj-buys-more-bonds-u-s-crude-skids-idUSL3N2CF1BD2020-04-27
SYDNEY April 27 Asian shares inched higher on Monday ahead of a busy week for earnings and central bank meetings with much chatter the Bank of Japan will announce more stimulus steps NegativeNikkei opens firmer on talk to BOJ to ramp up stimulus http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-shares-edge-ahead-eyes-on-boj-easing-idUSL3N2CE0HN2020-04-27
TOKYO April 27 The yen held its ground on Monday after the Bank of Japan removed limits on its government bond purchases and increased corporate debt buying to help companies hit by the coronavirus crisis NegativeFX markets look to central bank meetings http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-yen-steadies-after-boj-aussie-kiwi-gain-on-virus-optimism-idUSL3N2CF0DL2020-04-27
TOKYO April 27 The yen was hemmed into a tight range on Monday before a Bank of Japan meeting where policymakers may consider scrapping limits on bond purchases and easing funding for companies hit by the coronavirus crisis NegativeFX markets looks to central bank meetings http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-yen-in-tight-range-before-boj-decision-markets-await-fed-and-ecb-idUSL3N2CE0LH2020-04-27
TOKYO Japans Osaka Prefecture said it will name and shame more pachinko parlour gambling outlets that are defying coronavirus lockdown requests after three out of six locations it identified on Friday subsequently closed NegativeTOKYO Japans Osaka Prefecture said it will name and shame more pachinko parlour gambling outlets that are defying coronavirus lockdown requests after three out of six locations it identified on Friday subsequently closed http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-pachinko/japans-osaka-to-name-and-shame-pachinko-parlours-defying-coronavirus-lockdown-idUSKCN22903Z2020-04-27
The Aussie and kiwi also managed to gain against the Japanese currency PositiveFX markets look to central bank meetings http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-yen-steadies-after-boj-aussie-kiwi-gain-on-virus-optimism-idUSL3N2CF0DL2020-04-27
The Bank of Japan ramped up risky asset purchases and pledged to buy unlimited amounts of government bonds PositiveMore than 2 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKCN2280EQ2020-04-27
The gains came just before the Bank of Japans widely anticipated decision to further expand monetary stimulus PositiveSYDNEY April 27 Japanese shares rose on Monday as some betterthanexpected earnings lifted market sentiment even as underlying worries about the outlook tempered overall demand http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks/nikkei-gains-on-upbeat-earnings-futures-steady-after-boj-eases-further-idUSL3N2CF16A2020-04-27
The spread of the coronavirus at home and abroad is inflicting a severe impact on Japans economy NegativeApril 27 The Bank of Japan expanded monetary stimulus on Monday and pledged to buy an unlimited amount of bonds to keep borrowing costs low as the government tries to spend its way out of the deepening economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-boj-kuroda/highlights-boj-governor-kurodas-comments-at-news-conference-idUSL3N2CF21G2020-04-27
In past weeks the minister has become the face of Japans economic efforts to deal with the coronavirus NegativeTOKYO A key government official in charge of Japans economic response to the coronavirus outbreak called off his public appearances on Saturday to work from home after it was discovered that he had been in contact with a staffer who was infected with the virus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-cabinet/japan-economy-minister-cancels-appearances-after-contact-with-virus-infected-staffer-idUSKCN22708Y2020-04-26
It was also considering securing special emergency funding from the Development Bank of Japan it added NegativeTOKYO Japan Airlines Co http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-airlines/japan-airlines-looking-to-tap-banks-for-2-8-billion-in-funding-nhk-idUSKCN2270AQ2020-04-26
On Saturday the number of coronavirus infections in Japan had reached nearly 13000 cases with 345 deaths NHK said NegativeTOKYO A key government official in charge of Japans economic response to the coronavirus outbreak called off his public appearances on Saturday to work from home after it was discovered that he had been in contact with a staffer who was infected with the virus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-cabinet/japan-economy-minister-cancels-appearances-after-contact-with-virus-infected-staffer-idUSKCN22708Y2020-04-26
TOKYO A key government official in charge of Japans economic response to the coronavirus outbreak called off his public appearances on Saturday to work from home after it was discovered that he had been in contact with a staffer who was infected with the virus NegativeTOKYO A key government official in charge of Japans economic response to the coronavirus outbreak called off his public appearances on Saturday to work from home after it was discovered that he had been in contact with a staffer who was infected with the virus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-cabinet/japan-economy-minister-cancels-appearances-after-contact-with-virus-infected-staffer-idUSKCN22708Y2020-04-26
TOKYO Nearly 150 cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed among crew members of an Italian cruise ship docked in Japan after health authorities finished testing everyone on board an official said on Saturday NegativeTOKYO Nearly 150 cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed among crew members of an Italian cruise ship docked in Japan after health authorities finished testing everyone on board an official said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/nearly-150-total-coronavirus-cases-confirmed-on-cruise-ship-in-japan-idUSKCN2270502020-04-26
Japan is a country where these words come calmly out of a mayors mouth NeutralTOKYO The mayor of the western Japanese city Osaka came under fire on social media on Friday after saying women take longer than men shopping for groceries as he tried to promote social distancing to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the city http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-mayor/osaka-mayor-draws-criticism-after-saying-women-are-slow-shoppers-idUSKCN2260H42020-04-25
Japans government has declared a nationwide state of emergency at least through May 6 in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus NegativeTOKYO The mayor of the western Japanese city Osaka came under fire on social media on Friday after saying women take longer than men shopping for groceries as he tried to promote social distancing to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the city http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-mayor/osaka-mayor-draws-criticism-after-saying-women-are-slow-shoppers-idUSKCN2260H42020-04-25
Matsui who also said married couples should avoid going shopping together drew criticism on Japanese Twitter over his remarks with users saying they were sexist NegativeTOKYO The mayor of the western Japanese city Osaka came under fire on social media on Friday after saying women take longer than men shopping for groceries as he tried to promote social distancing to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the city http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-mayor/osaka-mayor-draws-criticism-after-saying-women-are-slow-shoppers-idUSKCN2260H42020-04-25
TOKYO As many as 91 crew of an Italian cruise ship docked in the Japanese port of Nagasaki are infected with coronavirus officials said on Friday as questions persist over how they might return to their home countries NegativeTOKYO As many as 91 crew of an Italian cruise ship docked in the Japanese port of Nagasaki are infected with coronavirus officials said on Friday as questions persist over how they might return to their home countries http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-ship/ninety-one-crew-have-virus-on-italian-liner-in-nagasaki-idUSKCN22601Z2020-04-25
TOKYO Nearly 60 new cases of coronavirus infections were confirmed among crew members of an Italian cruise ship docked in Japan domestic media reported on Saturday NegativeTOKYO Nearly 60 new cases of coronavirus infections were confirmed among crew members of an Italian cruise ship docked in Japan domestic media reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/nearly-60-new-coronavirus-cases-confirmed-on-cruise-ship-in-japan-media-idUSKCN2270502020-04-25
TOKYO The mayor of the western Japanese city Osaka came under fire on social media on Friday after saying women take longer than men shopping for groceries as he tried to promote social distancing to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the city NegativeTOKYO The mayor of the western Japanese city Osaka came under fire on social media on Friday after saying women take longer than men shopping for groceries as he tried to promote social distancing to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the city http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-mayor/osaka-mayor-draws-criticism-after-saying-women-are-slow-shoppers-idUSKCN2260H42020-04-25
Takeda Chief Executive Christophe Weber had said last year that a sale of the Japanfocused consumer unit known for its Alinamin line of energy drinks was unlikely NegativeTOKYO Japans Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-takeda-pharma-consumer-divestiture/japans-takeda-sells-670-million-of-europe-otc-assets-to-pare-debt-idUSKCN2260EI2020-04-25
The Japanese Red Cross Society has begun antibody testing in cooperation with the government to check if a blood donor has previously been infected PositiveTOKYO As many as 91 crew of an Italian cruise ship docked in the Japanese port of Nagasaki are infected with coronavirus officials said on Friday as questions persist over how they might return to their home countries http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-ship/ninety-one-crew-have-virus-on-italian-liner-in-nagasaki-idUSKCN22601Z2020-04-25
The Nasdaq home to some of the biggest U.S. tech names is now worth about twice as much as all Asian shares excluding Japan NeutralLONDON The technology and healthcare sectors have tightened their grip on global stock markets since the coronavirus shock knocked world shares from Februarys record highs http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-europe-stocks-grap/tech-healthcare-tighten-grip-on-world-stock-markets-idUSKCN22628C2020-04-25
The announcement followed a report by Nikkei Business that Takeda was seeking to sell its Japanbased consumer health unit for around 400 billion yen NeutralTOKYO Japans Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-takeda-pharma-consumer-divestiture/japans-takeda-sells-670-million-of-europe-otc-assets-to-pare-debt-idUSKCN2260EI2020-04-25
These steps are not unique with the U.S. Federal Reserve the Bank of Japan and the Bank of England having been pushed by the crisis into similar policy leaps NegativeFRANKFURT After another disappointing EU summit the European Central Bank finds itself in a familiar position as the leading saviour of the euro once again being called upon to push out its boundaries while politicians bicker http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-ecb-analysis/indecisive-eu-to-force-ecb-into-more-emergency-action-idUSKCN2261VP2020-04-25
April 23 The Bank of Japan will discuss unlimited buying of government bonds at its next policysetting meeting on April 27 the Nikkei newspaper said on Thursday as it seeks to cushion the economy against a sharp downturn caused by the coronavirus outbreak NegativeApril 23 The Bank of Japan will discuss unlimited buying of government bonds at its next policysetting meeting on April 27 the Nikkei newspaper said on Thursday as it seeks to cushion the economy against a sharp downturn caused by the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-boj-bonds/bank-of-japan-mulling-unlimited-bond-buying-at-next-meeting-nikkei-idUSFWN2CB14B2020-04-24
Corporate earnings from Japanese companies have started to trickle in but provided little clarity so far on what to expect from the rest of the season NegativeTOKYO April 24 Japanese shares edged down on Friday as their rebound since last month showed signs of fatigue with investors still in the dark over when and how quickly the economy can recover from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/japanese-shares-slide-as-investors-flee-risk-on-pandemic-uncertainty-idUSL3N2CC0SP2020-04-24
Hospitals are running out of beds in some parts of Japan which has suffered about 12500 virus infections and more than 300 deaths NegativeTOKYO As many as 91 crew of an Italian cruise ship docked in Japans southwestern port of Nagasaki are infected with coronavirus officials said on Friday as questions persist over how and when they will return to their home countries http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-ship/coronavirus-tally-rises-to-91-on-italian-cruise-ship-in-japan-idUSKCN22601Z2020-04-24
Japan has seen more than 11500 infections and close to 300 deaths from the new coronavirus NegativeTOKYO Japanese trading house Itochu said on Thursday that it will recall cloth face masks and tighten inspections of them following reports of defects in masks the government has delivered to households although it is not known if Itochus products were among those tainted http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-masks/itochu-to-recall-masks-after-reports-of-defects-in-government-handout-idUSKCN2251XE2020-04-24
Japans Nikkei 225 futures were down 0 NegativeWASHINGTON April 23 Asia equities face a bumpy session on Friday after Wall Street pared early gains as optimism over a rebound in oil prices and prospects for further government stimulus were offset by stark economic data showing the toll of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-stocks-poised-to-rise-after-wall-street-gains-slip-away-idUSL2N2CB24I2020-04-24
MSCIs broadest index of AsiaPacific shares outside Japan was down 0 NegativeAsian shares and U.S. stock futures fell on Friday spurred by doubts about progress in the development of drugs to treat COVID19 and new evidence of U.S. economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-fall-on-coronavirus-drug-economic-damage-concerns-idUSKCN2260012020-04-24
More than 11500 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Japan and nearly 300 have died NegativeNAGOYA As Toyota http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-aichi/japanese-governor-pledges-support-for-toyota-suppliers-as-production-dips-idUSKCN2251O42020-04-24
Nearly 300 new coronavirus infections were reported across Japan on Thursday taking the total number to 12286 with 308 deaths recorded public broadcaster NHK said NegativeTOKYO Tokyos first drivethrough coronavirus test centre was launched this week as Japan ramps up efforts to prevent its medical system crumbling under the growing weight of new infections http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-testing/tokyo-launches-coronavirus-drive-through-tests-as-crisis-deepens-idUSKCN2252CZ2020-04-24
TOKYO April 24 Japanese shares edged down on Friday as their rebound since last month showed signs of fatigue with investors still in the dark over when and how quickly the economy can recover from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic NegativeTOKYO April 24 Japanese shares edged down on Friday as their rebound since last month showed signs of fatigue with investors still in the dark over when and how quickly the economy can recover from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/japanese-shares-slide-as-investors-flee-risk-on-pandemic-uncertainty-idUSL3N2CC0SP2020-04-24
TOKYO As many as 91 crew of an Italian cruise ship docked in Japans southwestern port of Nagasaki are infected with coronavirus officials said on Friday as questions persist over how and when they will return to their home countries NegativeTOKYO As many as 91 crew of an Italian cruise ship docked in Japans southwestern port of Nagasaki are infected with coronavirus officials said on Friday as questions persist over how and when they will return to their home countries http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-ship/coronavirus-tally-rises-to-91-on-italian-cruise-ship-in-japan-idUSKCN22601Z2020-04-24
TOKYO As stores have closed across Japan during a state of emergency some pachinko parlours remain defiantly open sparking concern the noisy gambling halls could undermine the governments fight against the novel coronavirus NegativeTOKYO As stores have closed across Japan during a state of emergency some pachinko parlours remain defiantly open sparking concern the noisy gambling halls could undermine the governments fight against the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-pachinko/many-of-japans-pachinko-parlours-stay-open-despite-state-of-emergency-idUSKCN2251792020-04-24
TOKYO Japanese trading house Itochu said on Thursday that it will recall cloth face masks and tighten inspections of them following reports of defects in masks the government has delivered to households although it is not known if Itochus products were among those tainted NegativeTOKYO Japanese trading house Itochu said on Thursday that it will recall cloth face masks and tighten inspections of them following reports of defects in masks the government has delivered to households although it is not known if Itochus products were among those tainted http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-masks/itochu-to-recall-masks-after-reports-of-defects-in-government-handout-idUSKCN2251XE2020-04-24
TOKYO Tokyos first drivethrough coronavirus test centre was launched this week as Japan ramps up efforts to prevent its medical system crumbling under the growing weight of new infections NegativeTOKYO Tokyos first drivethrough coronavirus test centre was launched this week as Japan ramps up efforts to prevent its medical system crumbling under the growing weight of new infections http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-testing/tokyo-launches-coronavirus-drive-through-tests-as-crisis-deepens-idUSKCN2252CZ2020-04-24
The parlours are found all over Japan creating a headache for officials trying to slow the spread of the coronavirus NegativeTOKYO As stores have closed across Japan during a state of emergency some pachinko parlours remain defiantly open sparking concern the noisy gambling halls could undermine the governments fight against the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-pachinko/many-of-japans-pachinko-parlours-stay-open-despite-state-of-emergency-idUSKCN2251792020-04-24
We would like to consider a next step against pachinko parlours that do not comply such as a public Japanese Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura told reporters this week NegativeTOKYO As stores have closed across Japan during a state of emergency some pachinko parlours remain defiantly open sparking concern the noisy gambling halls could undermine the governments fight against the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-pachinko/many-of-japans-pachinko-parlours-stay-open-despite-state-of-emergency-idUSKCN2251792020-04-24
Children who cannot live at home for reasons such as abuse neglect or their parents divorce are usually cared for at residentialcare facilities in Japan NegativeTOKYO A Japanese care home for infants said on Wednesday it has found eight cases of coronavirus infection among its children http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-orphanage/japanese-childrens-home-reports-eight-babies-with-coronavirus-idUSKCN2240Q62020-04-23
Given Japans lagged response relative to other parts of the world one would expect this to be extended meaning the harsh economic effects are likely to drag out further NegativeTOKYO The coronavirus pandemic battered Asian economies in April with socialdistancing policies and business closures taking a particularly heavy toll on the regions service sector firms surveys showed on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-global-economy/pandemic-throws-asias-services-firms-factories-into-deeper-decline-idUSKCN22509T2020-04-23
In currencies the dollar was barely changed against the Japanese yen at 107 NeutralAsian stock markets rose on Thursday as the combination of a rebound in crude prices from historic lows and the promise of more U.S. government aid to cushion the coronavirusravaged economy helped calm nervous markets http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-stocks-pull-ahead-on-u-s-stimulus-oil-rebound-idUSKCN2243MA2020-04-23
Japan expanded a state of emergency last week to include the entire country from the main seven population centres including Tokyo NegativeTOKYO Japanese steelmakers may need to accelerate restructuring plans or close more facilities as construction project delays due to the coronavirus add to industry woes according to an analyst and industry officials http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-steel/japanese-steelmakers-face-more-production-curbs-over-virus-crisis-idUSKCN2240YE2020-04-23
Japan has had more than 11500 coronavirus infections and nearly 300 deaths NegativeTOKYO A Japanese care home for infants said on Wednesday it has found eight cases of coronavirus infection among its children http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-orphanage/japanese-childrens-home-reports-eight-babies-with-coronavirus-idUSKCN2240Q62020-04-23
Japan has seen more than 11500 infections and close to 300 deaths from the new coronavirus excluding figures from the Diamond Princess NegativeTOKYO Nearly 50 crew members on an Italian cruise ship docked for repairs in Japans Nagasaki have tested positive for the new coronavirus raising concern about the strain on the citys hospitals if conditions worsen for those infected http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-ship/italian-cruise-ship-in-japan-has-48-coronavirus-cases-idUSKCN22504S2020-04-23
Japan will continue to suffer the economic cost of voluntary business shutdowns NegativeTOKYO The coronavirus pandemic battered Asian economies in April with socialdistancing policies and business closures taking a particularly heavy toll on the regions service sector firms surveys showed on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-global-economy/pandemic-throws-asias-services-firms-factories-into-deeper-decline-idUSKCN22509T2020-04-23
Japanese health authorities are testing other crew on board the Costa Atlantica NeutralTOKYO More than 30 crew members on an Italian cruise ship docked for repairs in Japans Nagasaki prefecture have tested positive for the new coronavirus raising concern about the impact on the local community http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-ship/in-japan-italian-cruise-ship-grapples-with-coronavirus-cluster-idUSKCN2240762020-04-23
Japans industry ministry has predicted steel demand for automobiles to fall in AprilJune from a year earlier while export will drop NegativeTOKYO Japanese steelmakers may need to accelerate restructuring plans or close more facilities as construction project delays due to the coronavirus add to industry woes according to an analyst and industry officials http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-steel/japanese-steelmakers-face-more-production-curbs-over-virus-crisis-idUSKCN2240YE2020-04-23
Japans tally of infections stood at 11500 by Wednesday with the government coming under growing pressure over what many see as a desire to avoid a shutdown of the economy NegativeTOKYO Japanese steelmakers may need to accelerate restructuring plans or close more facilities as construction project delays due to the coronavirus add to industry woes according to an analyst and industry officials http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-steel/japanese-steelmakers-face-more-production-curbs-over-virus-crisis-idUSKCN2240YE2020-04-23
Japans top two steelmakers Nippon Steel and JFE Steel owned by JFE Holdings have already announced plans to temporarily suspend five blast furnaces in total cutting about of their capacity NegativeTOKYO Japanese steelmakers may need to accelerate restructuring plans or close more facilities as construction project delays due to the coronavirus add to industry woes according to an analyst and industry officials http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-steel/japanese-steelmakers-face-more-production-curbs-over-virus-crisis-idUSKCN2240YE2020-04-23
LONDON Nissan will restart production at its Barcelona factory from May 4 and it will begin piloting safety measures at its British plant with the return of around 50 staff this week the Japanese carmaker said on Wednesday PositiveLONDON Nissan will restart production at its Barcelona factory from May 4 and it will begin piloting safety measures at its British plant with the return of around 50 staff this week the Japanese carmaker said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-nissan-europe/nissan-to-resume-production-at-spanish-plant-pilot-safety-steps-in-uk-idUSKCN2241YH2020-04-23
MSCIs broadest index of Asia Pacific shares outside of Japan bounced from twoweek lows to be up 0 NeutralAsian stock markets rose on Thursday as the combination of a rebound in crude prices from historic lows and the promise of more U.S. government aid to cushion the coronavirusravaged economy helped calm nervous markets http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-stocks-pull-ahead-on-u-s-stimulus-oil-rebound-idUSKCN2243MA2020-04-23
Major construction companies such as Shimizu and Kajima have decided to suspend hundreds of their projects until May 6 a deadline for Japans state of emergency declared on April 7 NegativeTOKYO Japanese steelmakers may need to accelerate restructuring plans or close more facilities as construction project delays due to the coronavirus add to industry woes according to an analyst and industry officials http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-steel/japanese-steelmakers-face-more-production-curbs-over-virus-crisis-idUSKCN2240YE2020-04-23
Some said it would eventually have to start buying exchangetraded funds like the Bank of Japan currently does PositiveBENGALURU The euro zone economy is already in its deepest recession on record according to a Reuters poll of economists who have stuck to a bleak outlook and worry the downturn might be even worse as coronavirus lockdowns across the bloc take their toll http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-poll/euro-zone-economy-set-for-deepest-recession-on-record-reuters-poll-idUSKCN2241WN2020-04-23
TOKYO A Japanese care home for infants said on Wednesday it has found eight cases of coronavirus infection among its children NegativeTOKYO A Japanese care home for infants said on Wednesday it has found eight cases of coronavirus infection among its children http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-orphanage/japanese-childrens-home-reports-eight-babies-with-coronavirus-idUSKCN2240Q62020-04-23
TOKYO April 23 Japanese stocks rose on Thursday as sellers covered their positions after Wall Street shares rebounded overnight on the promise of more U.S. government aid to ease the economic pain inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic PositiveTOKYO April 23 Japanese stocks rose on Thursday as sellers covered their positions after Wall Street shares rebounded overnight on the promise of more U.S. government aid to ease the economic pain inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/japanese-shares-rise-after-3-days-of-falls-eisai-slumps-on-drug-delay-idUSL3N2CB0U12020-04-23
TOKYO Flower lovers in Japan will have to wait until next year to tiptoe through the tulips after a park razed more than 100000 stems to comply with socialdistancing rules to help control the coronavirus NegativeTOKYO Flower lovers in Japan will have to wait until next year to tiptoe through the tulips after a park razed more than 100000 stems to comply with socialdistancing rules to help control the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-tulips/japan-cuts-100000-tulips-to-keep-the-coronavirus-distance-idUSKCN2240TC2020-04-23
TOKYO Japanese steelmakers may need to accelerate restructuring plans or close more facilities as construction project delays due to the coronavirus add to industry woes according to an analyst and industry officials NegativeTOKYO Japanese steelmakers may need to accelerate restructuring plans or close more facilities as construction project delays due to the coronavirus add to industry woes according to an analyst and industry officials http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-steel/japanese-steelmakers-face-more-production-curbs-over-virus-crisis-idUSKCN2240YE2020-04-23
TOKYO More than 30 crew members on an Italian cruise ship docked for repairs in Japans Nagasaki prefecture have tested positive for the new coronavirus raising concern about the impact on the local community NegativeTOKYO More than 30 crew members on an Italian cruise ship docked for repairs in Japans Nagasaki prefecture have tested positive for the new coronavirus raising concern about the impact on the local community http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-ship/in-japan-italian-cruise-ship-grapples-with-coronavirus-cluster-idUSKCN2240762020-04-23
TOKYO Nearly 50 crew members on an Italian cruise ship docked for repairs in Japans Nagasaki have tested positive for the new coronavirus raising concern about the strain on the citys hospitals if conditions worsen for those infected NegativeTOKYO Nearly 50 crew members on an Italian cruise ship docked for repairs in Japans Nagasaki have tested positive for the new coronavirus raising concern about the strain on the citys hospitals if conditions worsen for those infected http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-ship/italian-cruise-ship-in-japan-has-48-coronavirus-cases-idUSKCN22504S2020-04-23
The dollar was about flat against the Japanese yen NeutralDollar index down 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-eases-as-oil-rebound-soothes-nerves-idUSL5N2CA4R82020-04-23
at GMT while Japans Nikkei 225 futures were down 0 NegativeWASHINGTON April 22 Asian equity markets were poised to edge higher on Thursday after rebounding crude prices and the promise of more U.S. government aid to ease the economic pain inflicted by the coronavirus crisis helped calm global equity markets http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-stocks-set-to-rise-after-wall-street-gains-on-oil-rebound-idUSL2N2CA1JN2020-04-23
A shortage of masks since the outbreak of the pandemic has prompted Japans government to distribute two cloth masks to each household NegativeTOKYO The website of Japanese electronics firm Sharp http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-sharp-covid-masks/demand-for-masks-crashes-website-of-japans-sharp-idUSKCN2231B42020-04-22
As U.S. investors turned their attention to targets in Japan ValueAct has been among the most successful helped by its more lowkey tactics industry analysts said PositiveBOSTON Activist investor ValueAct Capital Partners LP has built a stake of over http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-nintendo-valueact-exclusive/exclusive-valueact-eyes-nintendo-with-stake-of-over-1-1-billion-letter-idUSKCN2232VT2020-04-22
Japanese health authorities are testing the rest of its crew NeutralTOKYO Authorities in Japans western prefecture of Nagasaki have confirmed 33 coronavirus infections on an Italian cruise ship docked for repairs they said on Wednesday appealing for help from the central government to tackle the incident http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-ship/japans-nagasaki-confirms-33-coronavirus-cases-on-cruise-ship-docked-for-repairs-idUSKCN2240762020-04-22
Nakamura had requested support through Japans Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga he said NeutralTOKYO Authorities in Japans western prefecture of Nagasaki have confirmed 33 coronavirus infections on an Italian cruise ship docked for repairs they said on Wednesday appealing for help from the central government to tackle the incident http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-ship/japans-nagasaki-confirms-33-coronavirus-cases-on-cruise-ship-docked-for-repairs-idUSKCN2240762020-04-22
Suga told a separate news conference that Japans health ministry is cooperating with the Italian government and had sent specialists and cluster infection experts to the ship PositiveTOKYO Authorities in Japans western prefecture of Nagasaki have confirmed 33 coronavirus infections on an Italian cruise ship docked for repairs they said on Wednesday appealing for help from the central government to tackle the incident http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-ship/japans-nagasaki-confirms-33-coronavirus-cases-on-cruise-ship-docked-for-repairs-idUSKCN2240762020-04-22
TOKYO April 22 Japanese shares fell to twoweek lows on Wednesday as investors unwound bets in riskier assets following the historic collapse in crude oil prices while caution ahead of corporate results later this week also weighed on sentiment NegativeTOKYO April 22 Japanese shares fell to twoweek lows on Wednesday as investors unwound bets in riskier assets following the historic collapse in crude oil prices while caution ahead of corporate results later this week also weighed on sentiment http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/japan-stocks-closer/japan-shares-touch-2-week-low-on-oil-slump-caution-before-earnings-idUSL3N2CA16Z2020-04-22
TOKYO Authorities in Japans western prefecture of Nagasaki have confirmed 33 coronavirus infections on an Italian cruise ship docked for repairs they said on Wednesday appealing for help from the central government to tackle the incident NegativeTOKYO Authorities in Japans western prefecture of Nagasaki have confirmed 33 coronavirus infections on an Italian cruise ship docked for repairs they said on Wednesday appealing for help from the central government to tackle the incident http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-ship/japans-nagasaki-confirms-33-coronavirus-cases-on-cruise-ship-docked-for-repairs-idUSKCN2240762020-04-22
TOKYO Japan will decide during its Golden Week holiday between April 29 and May 6 whether to extend its monthlong state of emergency to fight a widening coronavirus outbreak government and ruling party sources told Reuters on Tuesday NegativeTOKYO Japan will decide during its Golden Week holiday between April 29 and May 6 whether to extend its monthlong state of emergency to fight a widening coronavirus outbreak government and ruling party sources told Reuters on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-emergency/japan-waiting-for-golden-week-to-decide-on-extending-coronavirus-emergency-sources-idUSKCN2231882020-04-22
TOKYO Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday the government would make every effort to gather information and analysis following media reports regarding the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un NeutralTOKYO Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday the government would make every effort to gather information and analysis following media reports regarding the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-politics-japan/japan-to-gather-information-following-reports-on-north-korea-leaders-health-idUSKBN2230QH2020-04-22
TOKYO Japans effort to distribute protective cloth masks in its coronavirus battle has been marred by complaints about mould insects and stains fuelling further concern that the government has botched its handling of the pandemic NegativeTOKYO Japans effort to distribute protective cloth masks in its coronavirus battle has been marred by complaints about mould insects and stains fuelling further concern that the government has botched its handling of the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-masks/japans-coronavirus-mask-handout-tainted-by-gripes-over-mould-stains-insects-idUSKCN2240IX2020-04-22
The World Health Organization said on Tuesday it was concerned about Japans rising number of cases although the country was not yet seeing a largescale community outbreak NegativeTOKYO Japan will decide during its Golden Week holiday between April 29 and May 6 whether to extend its monthlong state of emergency to fight a widening coronavirus outbreak government and ruling party sources told Reuters on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-emergency/japan-waiting-for-golden-week-to-decide-on-extending-coronavirus-emergency-sources-idUSKCN2231882020-04-22
The pandemic has caused a shortage of masks in Japan where the items fashioned from paper or cloth are a common sight particularly in winter and spring NegativeTOKYO Japans effort to distribute protective cloth masks in its coronavirus battle has been marred by complaints about mould insects and stains fuelling further concern that the government has botched its handling of the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-masks/japans-coronavirus-mask-handout-tainted-by-gripes-over-mould-stains-insects-idUSKCN2240IX2020-04-22
U.S. activist investors are increasingly looking to target Japans cash rich companies and this marks the third investment ValueAct has made in Japan in the last four years PositiveBOSTON Activist investor ValueAct Capital Partners LP has built a stake of over http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-nintendo-valueact-exclusive/exclusive-valueact-eyes-nintendo-with-stake-of-over-1-1-billion-letter-idUSKCN2232VT2020-04-22
While top management in Japan has been historically wary of brash U.S. investors ValueAct said its experience at Nintendo has been different PositiveBOSTON Activist investor ValueAct Capital Partners LP has built a stake of over http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-nintendo-valueact-exclusive/exclusive-valueact-eyes-nintendo-with-stake-of-over-1-1-billion-letter-idUSKCN2232VT2020-04-22
Against the backdrop of questions whether Japan is testing sufficiently Rakuten Inc has started selling testing kits for companies and organizations PositiveTOKYO Japanese police have reported that 11 people whose deaths were deemed to be unnatural in the past month subsequently tested positive for the new coronavirus media said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-tests-show-11-dead-were-infected-with-coronavirus-media-idUSKBN2230F62020-04-21
BEIJING The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that it was concerned about the increasing number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Japan NegativeBEIJING The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that it was concerned about the increasing number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-japan/who-says-concerned-about-rising-confirmed-cases-in-japan-idUSKBN2230BV2020-04-21
Bridgestone has a total of 15 plants in Japan most of which make tyres or other rubber products PositiveTOKYO Japanese tyremaker Bridgestone Corp http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-bridgestone/bridgestone-to-suspend-11-japanese-plants-during-late-april-early-may-idUSKBN2221EP2020-04-21
But Japan is not yet in the stage of a largescale community outbreak Takeshi Kasai WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific told an online press conference NegativeBEIJING The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that it was concerned about the increasing number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-japan/who-says-concerned-about-rising-confirmed-cases-in-japan-idUSKBN2230BV2020-04-21
In equities markets Japans Nikkei futures were up 0 PositiveU.S. crude frontmonth drops to record low http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-stocks-set-to-sink-after-historic-u-s-oil-rout-idUSL1N2C81U32020-04-21
Its plant in Kyushu southern Japan will operate only the day shift during April and May and shut down completely for four days during that period NegativeTOKYO Nissan Motor Co http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-nissan/nissan-to-close-global-headquarters-other-japan-sites-through-may-10-due-to-virus-idUSKBN22305G2020-04-21
Japan still faces a shortage of masks even though the government has started distributing two masks free to each household NegativeTOKYO Japanese police have reported that 11 people whose deaths were deemed to be unnatural in the past month subsequently tested positive for the new coronavirus media said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-tests-show-11-dead-were-infected-with-coronavirus-media-idUSKBN2230F62020-04-21
Japan with more than 260 virusrelated deaths according to public broadcaster NHK has avoided the kind of explosive outbreak that has plagued the United States and many European nations NegativeTOKYO Japanese police have reported that 11 people whose deaths were deemed to be unnatural in the past month subsequently tested positive for the new coronavirus media said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-tests-show-11-dead-were-infected-with-coronavirus-media-idUSKBN2230F62020-04-21
On the whole trade was slow with investors looking to the Japanese earnings season starting later this week NegativeTOKYO April 21 Japanese shares dropped on Tuesday with energyrelated companies taking the brunt of a collapse in oil prices while the virus pandemic sapped risk appetite ahead of corporate earnings http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/nikkei-dips-as-oil-woes-add-to-pandemic-fears-ahead-of-earnings-idUSL4N2C90YH2020-04-21
TOKYO April 21 Superlong Japanese government bond prices gained on Tuesday after the Ministry of Finance said it would increase sales of short to mediumterm bonds to finance its latest stimulus and avoided a hike in longer maturities PositiveTOKYO April 21 Superlong Japanese government bond prices gained on Tuesday after the Ministry of Finance said it would increase sales of short to mediumterm bonds to finance its latest stimulus and avoided a hike in longer maturities http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds/super-long-jgbs-gain-after-mof-refrains-from-issuance-hike-idUSL4N2C91LE2020-04-21
TOKYO Japanese police have reported that 11 people whose deaths were deemed to be unnatural in the past month subsequently tested positive for the new coronavirus media said on Tuesday NegativeTOKYO Japanese police have reported that 11 people whose deaths were deemed to be unnatural in the past month subsequently tested positive for the new coronavirus media said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-tests-show-11-dead-were-infected-with-coronavirus-media-idUSKBN2230F62020-04-21
TOKYO Japanese police reported last month the deaths of 11 people deemed to be unnatural before tests showed the victims had been infected with the new coronavirus media said on Tuesday NegativeTOKYO Japanese police reported last month the deaths of 11 people deemed to be unnatural before tests showed the victims had been infected with the new coronavirus media said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-tests-show-11-dead-were-infected-with-coronavirus-media-idUSKBN2230F62020-04-21
Companies linked to consumer spending took a hit as Japanese officials encourage more people to stay at home to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus NegativeTOKYO April 20 Japanese shares pulled back on Monday from a near sixweek high hit in the previous session as caution set in before corporate earnings results that are likely to reveal the damage wrought by the novel coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/japan-stocks-fall-as-investors-brace-for-earnings-idUSL4N2C80AI2020-04-20
Investors will closely examine the results and guidance on future earnings to gauge the health of corporate Japan NeutralTOKYO April 20 Japanese shares pulled back on Monday from a near sixweek high hit in the previous session as caution set in before corporate earnings results that are likely to reveal the damage wrought by the novel coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/japan-stocks-fall-as-investors-brace-for-earnings-idUSL4N2C80AI2020-04-20
Shipments to Asia which account for more than half of Japanese exports declined 9 NegativeTOKYO Japans exports slumped the most in nearly four years in March as U.S.bound shipments including cars fell at the fastest rate since 2011 highlighting the damage the coronavirus pandemic has inflicted on global trade http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-economy-trade/japan-exports-slump-as-coronavirus-hits-u-s-chinese-demand-idUSKBN2210Y92020-04-20
TOKYO April 20 Japan will raise the market issuance of government bonds by more than 5 trillion yen to close to 153 trillion yen PositiveTOKYO April 20 Japan will raise the market issuance of government bonds by more than 5 trillion yen to close to 153 trillion yen http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-japan-bonds/japan-to-boost-jgb-issuance-to-1-4-trln-this-fy-to-fund-virus-stimulus-draft-idUST9N2BJ0712020-04-20
TOKYO April 20 Japanese government bond futures fell slightly on Monday as traders braced for an increase in debt issuance to fund fiscal stimulus measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic NegativeTOKYO April 20 Japanese government bond futures fell slightly on Monday as traders braced for an increase in debt issuance to fund fiscal stimulus measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds/jgb-futures-ease-slightly-as-govt-to-sell-more-bonds-for-stimulus-idUSL4N2C81HY2020-04-20
TOKYO April 20 Japanese shares pulled back on Monday from a near sixweek high hit in the previous session as caution set in before corporate earnings results that are likely to reveal the damage wrought by the novel coronavirus pandemic NegativeTOKYO April 20 Japanese shares pulled back on Monday from a near sixweek high hit in the previous session as caution set in before corporate earnings results that are likely to reveal the damage wrought by the novel coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/japan-stocks-fall-as-investors-brace-for-earnings-idUSL4N2C80AI2020-04-20
TOKYO Japans exports slumped the most in nearly four years in March as U.S.bound shipments including cars fell at the fastest rate since 2011 highlighting the damage the coronavirus pandemic has inflicted on global trade NegativeTOKYO Japans exports slumped the most in nearly four years in March as U.S.bound shipments including cars fell at the fastest rate since 2011 highlighting the damage the coronavirus pandemic has inflicted on global trade http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-economy-trade/japan-exports-slump-as-coronavirus-hits-u-s-chinese-demand-idUSKBN2210Y92020-04-20
Just over 200 people have died from the virus in Japan but Tokyo remains the hardesthit area reporting 201 new infections on Friday alone a new record NegativeTOKYO The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Japan rose to 10000 on Saturday NHK public broadcaster said just days after a state of emergency was extended to the entire nation in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-cases/confirmed-japan-coronavirus-cases-hit-10000-nhk-idUSKBN2200AS2020-04-19
TOKYO The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Japan rose to 10000 on Saturday NHK public broadcaster said just days after a state of emergency was extended to the entire nation in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus NegativeTOKYO The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Japan rose to 10000 on Saturday NHK public broadcaster said just days after a state of emergency was extended to the entire nation in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-cases/confirmed-japan-coronavirus-cases-hit-10000-nhk-idUSKBN2200AS2020-04-19
Abe said the widening of the emergency also aimed to limit travel with Japans Golden Week holidays looming NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a forceful appeal to the nation on Friday to stay indoors to avoid further coronavirus contagion in his starkest remarks since the crisis began http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-cabinet/please-avoid-going-out-japans-abe-appeals-as-coronavirus-crisis-widens-idUSKBN21Z07V2020-04-18
Fourteen Japanese companies have scrapped plans for initial public offerings this month more than in the aftermath of the Sept 2001 attacks on the United States NegativeReported cases of the coronavirus have crossed 2 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKCN21Y0I12020-04-18
In a stimulus package equivalent to a fifth of Japans annual GDP Abes government has promised financial support for the carriers although it has yet to say how much PositiveTOKYO Japans top airlines are operating at nearly half their domestic capacity even though the coronavirus outbreak has left seats on flights mostly empty amid a lack of clear government directives on the functioning of transport infrastructure in the crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-airlines/japan-airlines-keep-many-domestic-flights-despite-few-takers-for-seats-idUSKBN21Z0CY2020-04-18
Japan said it hoped to start distributing relief payments next month after extending a state of emergency nationwide PositiveReported cases of the coronavirus have crossed 2 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKCN21Y0I12020-04-18
Japans emergency allows municipal authorities to urge people to stay indoors but without legal force or punishments NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a forceful appeal to the nation on Friday to stay indoors to avoid further coronavirus contagion in his starkest remarks since the crisis began http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-cabinet/please-avoid-going-out-japans-abe-appeals-as-coronavirus-crisis-widens-idUSKBN21Z07V2020-04-18
TOKYO Fourteen Japanese companies have scrapped plans for initial public offerings this month more than in the aftermath of the Sept 2001 attacks on the United States as the coronavirus pandemic looks set to plunge the economy into a deep recession NegativeTOKYO Fourteen Japanese companies have scrapped plans for initial public offerings this month more than in the aftermath of the Sept 2001 attacks on the United States as the coronavirus pandemic looks set to plunge the economy into a deep recession http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-stocks-ipo/japan-ipo-cancellations-hit-record-this-month-on-coronavirus-idUSKBN21Z0VC2020-04-18
TOKYO Japan alarmed by rising coronavirus deaths and the specter of the collapse of the medical system is scrambling to expand testing with drivethrough facilities and general practitioners helping to collect samples NegativeTOKYO Japan alarmed by rising coronavirus deaths and the specter of the collapse of the medical system is scrambling to expand testing with drivethrough facilities and general practitioners helping to collect samples http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-testing/as-coronavirus-infections-mount-japan-at-last-expands-testing-idUSKBN2200582020-04-18
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed support on Friday for the role of the World Health Organization in the campaign against the new coronavirus in contrast with U.S. President Donald Trump who has vowed to cut U.S. funding to the agency PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed support on Friday for the role of the World Health Organization in the campaign against the new coronavirus in contrast with U.S. President Donald Trump who has vowed to cut U.S. funding to the agency http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-abe/japan-pm-abe-backs-who-on-coronavirus-in-contrast-with-ally-trump-idUSKBN21Z1JF2020-04-18
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a forceful appeal to the nation on Friday to stay indoors to avoid further coronavirus contagion in his starkest remarks since the crisis began NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a forceful appeal to the nation on Friday to stay indoors to avoid further coronavirus contagion in his starkest remarks since the crisis began http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-cabinet/please-avoid-going-out-japans-abe-appeals-as-coronavirus-crisis-widens-idUSKBN21Z07V2020-04-18
TOKYO Japans top airlines are operating at nearly half their domestic capacity even though the coronavirus outbreak has left seats on flights mostly empty amid a lack of clear government directives on the functioning of transport infrastructure in the crisis NegativeTOKYO Japans top airlines are operating at nearly half their domestic capacity even though the coronavirus outbreak has left seats on flights mostly empty amid a lack of clear government directives on the functioning of transport infrastructure in the crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-airlines/japan-airlines-keep-many-domestic-flights-despite-few-takers-for-seats-idUSKBN21Z0CY2020-04-18
The fact that the number of IPO has dwindled on the coronavirus is a source of said Koichi Nosaka manager of market research at Securities Japan NegativeTOKYO Fourteen Japanese companies have scrapped plans for initial public offerings this month more than in the aftermath of the Sept 2001 attacks on the United States as the coronavirus pandemic looks set to plunge the economy into a deep recession http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-stocks-ipo/japan-ipo-cancellations-hit-record-this-month-on-coronavirus-idUSKBN21Z0VC2020-04-18
There are various views on the WHO such as it may not be politically Abe said but he rejected the idea of Japan reducing its funding NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed support on Friday for the role of the World Health Organization in the campaign against the new coronavirus in contrast with U.S. President Donald Trump who has vowed to cut U.S. funding to the agency http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-abe/japan-pm-abe-backs-who-on-coronavirus-in-contrast-with-ally-trump-idUSKBN21Z1JF2020-04-18
Tokyo remains the hardesthit place in Japan with a record 201 additional cases reported by its governor on Friday for a total of 2796 NegativeTOKYO Japan alarmed by rising coronavirus deaths and the specter of the collapse of the medical system is scrambling to expand testing with drivethrough facilities and general practitioners helping to collect samples http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-testing/as-coronavirus-infections-mount-japan-at-last-expands-testing-idUSKBN2200582020-04-18
Yet that could be helping to improve the demandsupply balance of Japanese startup share markets PositiveTOKYO Fourteen Japanese companies have scrapped plans for initial public offerings this month more than in the aftermath of the Sept 2001 attacks on the United States as the coronavirus pandemic looks set to plunge the economy into a deep recession http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-stocks-ipo/japan-ipo-cancellations-hit-record-this-month-on-coronavirus-idUSKBN21Z0VC2020-04-18
6 expects a global recession and limited upside for U.S. and Japanese share prices NegativeTOKYO April 17 Japans Taiju Life Insurance plans to allocate more funds to various illiquid assets such as private equities in the financial year that began on April 1 a senior investment planning official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-insurer-taijulife/japans-taiju-life-eyes-illiquid-assets-amid-low-global-bond-yields-idUSL4N2C50U72020-04-17
A Reuters poll showed most Japanese corporations were disappointed by the governments stimulus plan NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expanded a state of emergency to include the entire country on Thursday and said the government was considering cash payouts for all in an effort to stem the coronavirus outbreak and cushion the economic downturn http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-budget/japan-makes-coronavirus-emergency-nationwide-as-abe-plans-cash-payouts-for-all-idUSKCN21Y0C42020-04-17
ANA has asked commercial lenders and the staterun Development Bank of Japan for 400 billion yen in aid as it burns through cash during the crisis NegativeTOKYO Japans top airlines are operating a majority of their domestic capacity even though the coronavirus outbreak has left seats on flights mostly empty amid a lack of clear government directives on the functioning of transport infrastructure in the crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-airlines/japan-airlines-keep-most-domestic-flights-despite-few-takers-for-seats-idUSKBN21Z0CY2020-04-17
Abe is under pressure to do more to control the virus amid perceptions his response has been too little too late denting his support among voters and Japan Inc NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expanded a state of emergency to include the entire country on Thursday and said the government was considering cash payouts for all in an effort to stem the coronavirus outbreak and cushion the economic downturn http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-budget/japan-makes-coronavirus-emergency-nationwide-as-abe-plans-cash-payouts-for-all-idUSKCN21Y0C42020-04-17
Japan faced a long battle and governors would need to tailor their response to local needs Koji Wada an expert advising policymakers told Reuters NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expanded a state of emergency to include the entire country on Thursday and said the government was considering cash payouts for all in an effort to stem the coronavirus outbreak and cushion the economic downturn http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-budget/japan-makes-coronavirus-emergency-nationwide-as-abe-plans-cash-payouts-for-all-idUSKCN21Y0C42020-04-17
Japan had previously declared a state of emergency for seven of its 47 prefectures NegativeTOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday expanded Japans state of emergency to all areas of the country in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japans-abe-expands-state-of-emergency-nationwide-to-halt-virus-spread-idUSKCN21Y0QZ2020-04-17
Japan like most countries has no official diplomatic ties with Taiwan but the two have close unofficial relations PositiveTAIPEI Taiwan will donate two million face masks to its former colonial master Japan which has been hard hit by the outbreak of the new coronavirus as part of the islands efforts to show it can help the world combat the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan-japan/taiwan-says-donating-2-million-face-masks-to-virus-hit-japan-idUSKCN21Y0ZF2020-04-17
Japans prime minister expanded a state of emergency to include the entire country and said the government was considering cash payouts for all NegativeReported cases of the coronavirus crossed 2 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKCN21Y0I12020-04-17
One of the most notable incidents involved the Diamond Princess which was quarantined for nearly a month in Japan with eventually more than 700 people becoming infected NegativeSINGAPORE Singapore is assessing whether migrant workers who have recovered from coronavirus might be safer on cruise ships than back in dormitories that have become infection hotbeds despite problems controlling onboard outbreaks encountered elsewhere http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-singapore-migrants/singapore-mulls-placing-workers-who-recover-from-covid-19-on-cruise-ships-idUSKBN21Z0ND2020-04-17
TAIPEI Taiwan will donate two million face masks to its former colonial master Japan which has been hard hit by the outbreak of the new coronavirus as part of the islands efforts to show it can help the world combat the pandemic PositiveTAIPEI Taiwan will donate two million face masks to its former colonial master Japan which has been hard hit by the outbreak of the new coronavirus as part of the islands efforts to show it can help the world combat the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan-japan/taiwan-says-donating-2-million-face-masks-to-virus-hit-japan-idUSKCN21Y0ZF2020-04-17
TOKYO April 17 Japans Taiju Life Insurance plans to allocate more funds to various illiquid assets such as private equities in the financial year that began on April 1 a senior investment planning official said on Friday PositiveTOKYO April 17 Japans Taiju Life Insurance plans to allocate more funds to various illiquid assets such as private equities in the financial year that began on April 1 a senior investment planning official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-insurer-taijulife/japans-taiju-life-eyes-illiquid-assets-amid-low-global-bond-yields-idUSL4N2C50U72020-04-17
TOKYO Japan on Friday said it hope to start distributing coronavirus relief payments next month after extending a state of emergency nationwide and amid criticism that its response to the crisis has been slow and insufficient NegativeTOKYO Japan on Friday said it hope to start distributing coronavirus relief payments next month after extending a state of emergency nationwide and amid criticism that its response to the crisis has been slow and insufficient http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-cabinet/japan-promises-swift-coronavirus-payouts-starting-in-may-idUSKBN21Z07V2020-04-17
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expanded a state of emergency to include the entire country on Thursday and said the government was considering cash payouts for all in an effort to stem the coronavirus outbreak and cushion the economic downturn NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expanded a state of emergency to include the entire country on Thursday and said the government was considering cash payouts for all in an effort to stem the coronavirus outbreak and cushion the economic downturn http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-budget/japan-makes-coronavirus-emergency-nationwide-as-abe-plans-cash-payouts-for-all-idUSKCN21Y0C42020-04-17
TOKYO Japans top airlines are operating a majority of their domestic capacity even though the coronavirus outbreak has left seats on flights mostly empty amid a lack of clear government directives on the functioning of transport infrastructure in the crisis NegativeTOKYO Japans top airlines are operating a majority of their domestic capacity even though the coronavirus outbreak has left seats on flights mostly empty amid a lack of clear government directives on the functioning of transport infrastructure in the crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-airlines/japan-airlines-keep-most-domestic-flights-despite-few-takers-for-seats-idUSKBN21Z0CY2020-04-17
TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday expanded Japans state of emergency to all areas of the country in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus NegativeTOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday expanded Japans state of emergency to all areas of the country in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japans-abe-expands-state-of-emergency-nationwide-to-halt-virus-spread-idUSKCN21Y0QZ2020-04-17
TOKYO The Japanese government will hold a meeting with a panel of experts on Thursday to consult about whether to expand the countrys partial state of emergency chief spokesman Yoshihide Suga told a news conference NegativeTOKYO The Japanese government will hold a meeting with a panel of experts on Thursday to consult about whether to expand the countrys partial state of emergency chief spokesman Yoshihide Suga told a news conference http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-suga/japan-to-convene-experts-meeting-about-expanding-emergency-idUSKCN21Y0TJ2020-04-17
Taiju expects the 10year Japanese government bond yield to stay around minus 0 NegativeTOKYO April 17 Japans Taiju Life Insurance plans to allocate more funds to various illiquid assets such as private equities in the financial year that began on April 1 a senior investment planning official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-insurer-taijulife/japans-taiju-life-eyes-illiquid-assets-amid-low-global-bond-yields-idUSL4N2C50U72020-04-17
Taiwan and Japan share values and are close partners and important friends at all it said PositiveTAIPEI Taiwan will donate two million face masks to its former colonial master Japan which has been hard hit by the outbreak of the new coronavirus as part of the islands efforts to show it can help the world combat the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan-japan/taiwan-says-donating-2-million-face-masks-to-virus-hit-japan-idUSKCN21Y0ZF2020-04-17
Taiwan hopes to further strengthen cooperation with Japan including in the research and development of vaccines and exchanges between medical experts the ministry added PositiveTAIPEI Taiwan will donate two million face masks to its former colonial master Japan which has been hard hit by the outbreak of the new coronavirus as part of the islands efforts to show it can help the world combat the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan-japan/taiwan-says-donating-2-million-face-masks-to-virus-hit-japan-idUSKCN21Y0ZF2020-04-17
Taiwans Foreign Ministry said on Thursday the two million masks for Japan would go to front line medical workers PositiveTAIPEI Taiwan will donate two million face masks to its former colonial master Japan which has been hard hit by the outbreak of the new coronavirus as part of the islands efforts to show it can help the world combat the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan-japan/taiwan-says-donating-2-million-face-masks-to-virus-hit-japan-idUSKCN21Y0ZF2020-04-17
The International Monetary Fund which expects Japans economy to contract by 5 NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expanded a state of emergency to include the entire country on Thursday and said the government was considering cash payouts for all in an effort to stem the coronavirus outbreak and cushion the economic downturn http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-budget/japan-makes-coronavirus-emergency-nationwide-as-abe-plans-cash-payouts-for-all-idUSKCN21Y0C42020-04-17
The institutional investor looks to reduce investment in Japanese bonds and currencyhedged foreign bonds instead both by well over 10 billion yen as current bond yields are too low NegativeTOKYO April 17 Japans Taiju Life Insurance plans to allocate more funds to various illiquid assets such as private equities in the financial year that began on April 1 a senior investment planning official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-insurer-taijulife/japans-taiju-life-eyes-illiquid-assets-amid-low-global-bond-yields-idUSL4N2C50U72020-04-17
Under Japans state of emergency municipalities are urging people to stay inside but without punitive measures or legal force NegativeTOKYO Japan on Friday said it hope to start distributing coronavirus relief payments next month after extending a state of emergency nationwide and amid criticism that its response to the crisis has been slow and insufficient http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-cabinet/japan-promises-swift-coronavirus-payouts-starting-in-may-idUSKBN21Z07V2020-04-17
Although still supported by the longterm structural improvement story of better corporate governance Japan is a strongly cyclical and operationally leveraged market that is highly exposed to stops in global activity NegativeSYDNEY April 16 Japanese shares on Thursday tracked overnight losses on the Wall Street as economic damage from COVID19 weighed on investor sentiment with banks and automakers leading the declines http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks/japanese-shares-track-wall-st-drop-banks-automakers-lead-declines-idUSL3N2C41M42020-04-16
In Japan where a Reuters survey showed most firms feel stimulus measures announced so far are insufficient the Nikkei fell 1 NegativeNikkei down 1 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-slide-as-dire-economic-outlook-weighs-idUSL3N2C40L62020-04-16
Japan Inc has also given a thumbsdown to his economic response with most firms in a Reuters poll saying his stimulus has been a disappointment NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abes wife came under fire on social media on Thursday over a report she visited a shrine last month with about 50 people adding to public disapproval of how the premier has handled the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-akie/wife-of-japans-abe-criticised-for-group-shrine-visit-adding-to-his-coronavirus-woes-idUSKCN21Y0KP2020-04-16
Japan had 8885 cases of infections of the coronavirus as of Wednesday morning excluding those from a cruise ship quarantined in February with 174 deaths according to a Reuters tally NegativeTOKYO Honda Motor Co http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-honda/honda-deploys-its-minivans-to-transport-virus-patients-idUSKCN21X1KW2020-04-16
Japanese banks are among the few major lenders who have stuck to backing coal projects even as other banks worldwide have cut their exposure to coal NegativeTOKYO Japans Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc said on Thursday it would no longer lend to new coalfired power plants from May 1 a day after peer Mizuho Financial Group Inc said it would stop financing new coal power projects http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-coal-japan-smfg-climatechange/japans-smfg-to-end-lending-for-new-coal-fired-power-plants-idUSKCN21Y0B82020-04-16
Japans coronavirus emergency economic stimulus will boost the countrys real gross domestic product by as much as 3 NegativeTOKYO Japan urged its citizens on Wednesday to stay home as media reports warned that as many as 400000 of them could die of the coronavirus without urgent action and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came under pressure to hand out more cash http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-urges-citizens-to-isolate-as-reports-warn-of-400000-deaths-idUSKCN21X1492020-04-16
Last week Japans powerful automaking lobby said it will try to avoid suspending operations during the coronavirus pandemic and that the industry was considering financial support for struggling firms NegativeTOKYO Honda Motor Co http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-honda/honda-deploys-its-minivans-to-transport-virus-patients-idUSKCN21X1KW2020-04-16
TOKYO Japan urged its citizens on Wednesday to stay home as media reports warned that as many as 400000 of them could die of the coronavirus without urgent action and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came under pressure to hand out more cash NegativeTOKYO Japan urged its citizens on Wednesday to stay home as media reports warned that as many as 400000 of them could die of the coronavirus without urgent action and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came under pressure to hand out more cash http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-urges-citizens-to-isolate-as-reports-warn-of-400000-deaths-idUSKCN21X1492020-04-16
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abes wife came under fire on social media on Thursday over a report she visited a shrine last month with about 50 people adding to public disapproval of how the premier has handled the coronavirus crisis NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abes wife came under fire on social media on Thursday over a report she visited a shrine last month with about 50 people adding to public disapproval of how the premier has handled the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-akie/wife-of-japans-abe-criticised-for-group-shrine-visit-adding-to-his-coronavirus-woes-idUSKCN21Y0KP2020-04-16
TOKYO Japans Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc said on Thursday it would no longer lend to new coalfired power plants from May 1 a day after peer Mizuho Financial Group Inc said it would stop financing new coal power projects PositiveTOKYO Japans Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc said on Thursday it would no longer lend to new coalfired power plants from May 1 a day after peer Mizuho Financial Group Inc said it would stop financing new coal power projects http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-coal-japan-smfg-climatechange/japans-smfg-to-end-lending-for-new-coal-fired-power-plants-idUSKCN21Y0B82020-04-16
TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is preparing to expand the state of emergency that Japan has declared for seven of its 47 prefectures so far to the rest of the nation in a bid to contain the coronavirus the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Thursday NegativeTOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is preparing to expand the state of emergency that Japan has declared for seven of its 47 prefectures so far to the rest of the nation in a bid to contain the coronavirus the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-to-expand-state-of-emergency-to-rest-of-country-yomiuri-idUSKCN21Y0QZ2020-04-16
TOKYO The Japanese city of Osaka has issued an urgent plea for citizens to donate plastic raincoats to hospitals running short of protective gear for staff treating coronavirus patients with some doctors resorting to wearing garbage bags NegativeTOKYO The Japanese city of Osaka has issued an urgent plea for citizens to donate plastic raincoats to hospitals running short of protective gear for staff treating coronavirus patients with some doctors resorting to wearing garbage bags http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-raincoats/lacking-protective-gear-japans-osaka-pleads-for-plastic-raincoats-idUSKCN21X0RO2020-04-16
after the carmaker said it will cut production of finished vehicles at 18 plants in Japan due to the COVID19 outbreak NegativeSYDNEY April 16 Japanese shares on Thursday tracked overnight losses on the Wall Street as economic damage from COVID19 weighed on investor sentiment with banks and automakers leading the declines http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks/japanese-shares-track-wall-st-drop-banks-automakers-lead-declines-idUSL3N2C41M42020-04-16
on news that its unit JFE Steel will temporarily halt two blast furnaces in western Japan potentially cutting of its capacity NegativeSYDNEY April 16 Japanese shares on Thursday tracked overnight losses on the Wall Street as economic damage from COVID19 weighed on investor sentiment with banks and automakers leading the declines http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks/japanese-shares-track-wall-st-drop-banks-automakers-lead-declines-idUSL3N2C41M42020-04-16
Fujifilm is conducting clinical trials of Avigan on patients of COVID19 the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Japan and the United States PositiveTOKYO Japans Fujifilm Holdings Corp said it has expanded manufacturing capacity to significantly production of its antiflu drug Avigan that is being tested as a treatment for COVID19 http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-fujifilm-avigan/fujifilm-says-significantly-boosts-capacity-for-covid-19-treatment-avigan-idUSKCN21X0GO2020-04-15
Japans Nikkei was still off 0 NeutralNikkei futures ease after sharp rally http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-shares-consolidate-china-cuts-another-interest-rate-idUSL3N2C30H42020-04-15
MEXICO CITY The Mexican unit of Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co said on Tuesday it would extend a suspenion of operations at its plants in the states of Guanajuato and Jalisco until April 30 due to the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak NegativeMEXICO CITY The Mexican unit of Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co said on Tuesday it would extend a suspenion of operations at its plants in the states of Guanajuato and Jalisco until April 30 due to the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-honda-mexico/honda-extends-mexico-plant-suspensions-to-april-30-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKCN21W2F72020-04-15
TOKYO April 15 Japanese share prices stepped back from onemonth highs on Wednesday following a massive shortsqueeze rally the previous day on hopes the worst economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic may be soon over PositiveTOKYO April 15 Japanese share prices stepped back from onemonth highs on Wednesday following a massive shortsqueeze rally the previous day on hopes the worst economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic may be soon over http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/nikkei-slips-after-massive-short-squeeze-defensives-in-favour-idUSL3N2C30U12020-04-15
TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday he explained to his G7 counterparts that the central bank would not hesitate easing monetary policy further depending on how the coronavirus pandemic affects the countrys economy NegativeTOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday he explained to his G7 counterparts that the central bank would not hesitate easing monetary policy further depending on how the coronavirus pandemic affects the countrys economy http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-imf-worldbank-g7-boj/bojs-kuroda-told-g7-ready-to-ease-policy-to-combat-coronavirus-fallout-idUSKCN21W1ZR2020-04-15
TOKYO G7 finance leaders agreed on Tuesday on the need to provide financial and technical assistance to emerging economies battling with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said PositiveTOKYO G7 finance leaders agreed on Tuesday on the need to provide financial and technical assistance to emerging economies battling with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-imf-worldbank-g7/g7-agreed-on-need-to-aid-emerging-economies-battling-with-virus-japans-aso-idUSKCN21W1WC2020-04-15
TOKYO Japans Fujifilm Holdings Corp said it has expanded manufacturing capacity to significantly production of its antiflu drug Avigan that is being tested as a treatment for COVID19 PositiveTOKYO Japans Fujifilm Holdings Corp said it has expanded manufacturing capacity to significantly production of its antiflu drug Avigan that is being tested as a treatment for COVID19 http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-fujifilm-avigan/fujifilm-says-significantly-boosts-capacity-for-covid-19-treatment-avigan-idUSKCN21X0GO2020-04-15
TOKYO Japans citizens should do everything in their power to limit interactions with others by to curb the spread of the coronavirus government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday NegativeTOKYO Japans citizens should do everything in their power to limit interactions with others by to curb the spread of the coronavirus government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-movements/japan-urges-citizens-to-limit-movements-to-curb-virus-spread-idUSKCN21X0BS2020-04-15
TOKYO Japans death toll from the novel coronavirus could reach 400000 without measures to stem the contagion according to a health ministry projection reported by local media NegativeTOKYO Japans death toll from the novel coronavirus could reach 400000 without measures to stem the contagion according to a health ministry projection reported by local media http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-report/japan-health-ministry-projects-400000-deaths-without-virus-containment-measures-media-idUSKCN21X0JC2020-04-15
While not unexpected it did help MSCIs broadest index of AsiaPacific shares outside Japan edge up 0 NegativeYORK Asian share markets took a breather on Wednesday as warnings of the worst global recession since the 1930s underlined the economic damage already done even as some countries tried to reopen for business http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/asia-shares-consolidate-china-cuts-another-interest-rate-idUSKCN21X0012020-04-15
Even European companies manufacturing in China for Chinese customers are not insulated as these customers may depend on exports to Japan the United States or Europe said Wuttke NegativeBEIJING Manufacturing in China the original epicentre of the COVID19 pandemic has largely recovered but now shutdowns in the rest of the world are threatening the supply of key parts and demand a European business group in China warned on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-business/chinese-manufacturing-recovering-but-demand-now-a-concern-eu-business-group-idUSKCN21V10C2020-04-14
Japan last month submitted to the United Nations its closely watched target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a fiveyear review PositiveTOKYO Japanese Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi warned on Monday that the Paris climate accord could face death if steps to fight global warming were put on the backburner to facilitate the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-climate-change-japan/japan-minister-paris-accord-under-threat-if-coronavirus-trumps-climate-change-idUSKCN21V13T2020-04-14
Japan takes as a positive development and will strive to create a situation where we can take part in COP26 with our heads held Koizumi said PositiveTOKYO Japanese Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi warned on Monday that the Paris climate accord could face death if steps to fight global warming were put on the backburner to facilitate the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-climate-change-japan/japan-minister-paris-accord-under-threat-if-coronavirus-trumps-climate-change-idUSKCN21V13T2020-04-14
MSCI exJapan starts higher on Tuesday Nikkei rises too PositiveMSCI exJapan starts higher on Tuesday Nikkei rises too http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-shares-jump-but-pandemic-hangs-heavy-over-outlook-idUSL3N2C20HR2020-04-14
SEOUL North Korea launched what were believed to be multiple shortrange cruise missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Tuesday South Koreas Joint Chiefs of Staff said the latest in a series of weapons tests by the reclusive state NegativeSEOUL North Korea launched what were believed to be multiple shortrange cruise missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Tuesday South Koreas Joint Chiefs of Staff said the latest in a series of weapons tests by the reclusive state http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fired-multiple-short-range-cruise-missiles-into-sea-south-korea-military-idUSKCN21W0FS2020-04-14
SYDNEY April 14 Japanese shares rebounded on Tuesday led by semiconductorrelated companies and other tech stocks although trading was subdued as investors awaited earnings from prominent companies PositiveSYDNEY April 14 Japanese shares rebounded on Tuesday led by semiconductorrelated companies and other tech stocks although trading was subdued as investors awaited earnings from prominent companies http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks/nikkei-bounces-back-as-semiconductor-related-shares-gain-idUSL3N2C212Y2020-04-14
TOKYO Fans of Japanese reality TV show Terrace House will have to find new ways to pass the time in selfisolation after staff said on its Twitter account NegativeTOKYO Fans of Japanese reality TV show Terrace House will have to find new ways to pass the time in selfisolation after staff said on its Twitter account http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-terracehouse/japan-tv-show-terrace-house-halts-production-over-coronavirus-idUSKCN21V1HF2020-04-14
TOKYO Japanese Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi warned on Monday that the Paris climate accord could face death if steps to fight global warming were put on the backburner to facilitate the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic NegativeTOKYO Japanese Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi warned on Monday that the Paris climate accord could face death if steps to fight global warming were put on the backburner to facilitate the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-climate-change-japan/japan-minister-paris-accord-under-threat-if-coronavirus-trumps-climate-change-idUSKCN21V13T2020-04-14
TOKYO Japans government said on Monday it saw no reason at the moment to extend its state of emergency beyond Tokyo and a handful of other cities around the country NegativeTOKYO Japans government said on Monday it saw no reason at the moment to extend its state of emergency beyond Tokyo and a handful of other cities around the country http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus/japan-govt-no-plans-at-moment-to-extend-state-of-emergency-to-other-regions-idUSKCN21V0LB2020-04-14
TOKYO Some of Japans ubiquitous convenience stores have taken a novel approach to social distancing by hanging plastic sheets from the ceiling to provide a barrier between customers and staff at the cash register during the coronavirus pandemic NegativeTOKYO Some of Japans ubiquitous convenience stores have taken a novel approach to social distancing by hanging plastic sheets from the ceiling to provide a barrier between customers and staff at the cash register during the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirius-japan-convenience/with-plastic-sheets-japans-convenience-stores-target-social-distancing-idUSKCN21V0J32020-04-14
TOKYO Tokyo saw 91 new cases of coronavirus infections on Monday Japans media reported as the tally of infections in the countrys capital continues to rise NegativeTOKYO Tokyo saw 91 new cases of coronavirus infections on Monday Japans media reported as the tally of infections in the countrys capital continues to rise http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-tokyo/tokyo-sees-91-new-cases-of-coronavirus-infections-japan-media-idUSKCN21V0IX2020-04-14
The deal failed to reach the reduction levels anticipated by the Takashi Tsukioka president of the Petroleum Association of Japan said in a statement NegativeThe minimal impact on oil prices from a global deal for record output cuts showed that oil producers have a mountain to climb if they are to restore market balance as the coronavirus shreds demand and sends stockpiles soaring industry watchers said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-opec-market/record-oil-output-cuts-fail-to-make-waves-in-coronavirus-hit-market-idUSKCN21V09I2020-04-14
The rest of Japans top four construction companies Obayashi Corp Taisei Corp and Kajima Corp were down between 3 NegativeSYDNEY April 14 Japanese shares rebounded on Tuesday led by semiconductorrelated companies and other tech stocks although trading was subdued as investors awaited earnings from prominent companies http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks/nikkei-bounces-back-as-semiconductor-related-shares-gain-idUSL3N2C212Y2020-04-14
The series originated on Japans Fuji TV in 2012 and is now coproduced by Fuji and Netflix PositiveTOKYO Fans of Japanese reality TV show Terrace House will have to find new ways to pass the time in selfisolation after staff said on its Twitter account http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-terracehouse/japan-tv-show-terrace-house-halts-production-over-coronavirus-idUSKCN21V1HF2020-04-14
April 13 Japanese government bond prices were mostly steady on Monday with trading volume remaining low amid absence of foreign investors due to the Easter holidays NeutralApril 13 Japanese government bond prices were mostly steady on Monday with trading volume remaining low amid absence of foreign investors due to the Easter holidays http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds/jgbs-steady-in-holiday-thinned-trade-idUSL3N2C10Z52020-04-13
If you do you dont take halfbaked said Jesper Koll chief executive of asset manager WisdomTree Japan and veteran Japan analyst NeutralTOKYO With blunt warnings flipcharts and daily online briefings Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has been delivering a tough message to the Japanese capitals residents and stay home and shut down to avert an explosive outbreak of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-koike/tokyo-governor-koike-a-pm-abe-rival-takes-tough-stance-on-coronavirus-idUSKCN21V0EI2020-04-13
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday drew an angry response from some Twitter users after sharing a video of himself lounging on a sofa with his dog drinking tea and reading with a message telling people to stay at home NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday drew an angry response from some Twitter users after sharing a video of himself lounging on a sofa with his dog drinking tea and reading with a message telling people to stay at home http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-twitter/japan-prime-minister-criticised-as-tone-deaf-after-lounge-at-home-twitter-video-idUSKCN21U06U2020-04-13
TOKYO Japans Narita Airport has prepared an impromptu hotel of cardboard beds and quilts in its baggageclaim area for passengers from overseas who might have to stay there while awaiting the results of tests for the novel coronavirus NeutralTOKYO Japans Narita Airport has prepared an impromptu hotel of cardboard beds and quilts in its baggageclaim area for passengers from overseas who might have to stay there while awaiting the results of tests for the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-narita/japans-narita-airport-offers-cardboard-beds-for-travellers-awaiting-coronavirus-all-clear-idUSKCN21V0BS2020-04-13
TOKYO With blunt warnings flipcharts and daily online briefings Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has been delivering a tough message to the Japanese capitals residents and stay home and shut down to avert an explosive outbreak of the coronavirus NegativeTOKYO With blunt warnings flipcharts and daily online briefings Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has been delivering a tough message to the Japanese capitals residents and stay home and shut down to avert an explosive outbreak of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-koike/tokyo-governor-koike-a-pm-abe-rival-takes-tough-stance-on-coronavirus-idUSKCN21V0EI2020-04-13
The cautious mood boosted the yen which is often sought as a safehaven during times of market and economic stress because of Japans current account surplus PositiveInvestors react to record oil output cuts http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-commodity-currencies-fall-as-opec-output-cuts-fail-to-allay-demand-anxiety-idUSL3N2C103S2020-04-13
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday called for citizens across Japan to avoid evening spots like bars and restaurants NHK reported in a ratcheting of social distancing guidance to fight the spread of the coronavirus NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday called for citizens across Japan to avoid evening spots like bars and restaurants NHK reported in a ratcheting of social distancing guidance to fight the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-nightlife/pm-abe-calls-for-nightlife-self-restraint-across-japan-nhk-idUSKCN21T08Q2020-04-12
TOKYO SoftBank Group Corp CEO Masayoshi Son said he has secured a monthly supply of 300 million face masks for Japan after reaching a deal with Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD Co Ltd which has also started producing masks PositiveTOKYO SoftBank Group Corp CEO Masayoshi Son said he has secured a monthly supply of 300 million face masks for Japan after reaching a deal with Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD Co Ltd which has also started producing masks http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-softbank-group/softbank-ceo-son-says-will-supply-300-million-masks-per-month-to-japan-idUSKCN21T0IT2020-04-12
Earlier this week Japan declared a state of emergency to fight the spread of the coronavirus in major population centres NegativeTOKYO The total number of novel coronavirus infections in Japan hit 6003 on Friday NHK public broadcaster reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-total/japans-coronavirus-infections-surpass-6000-cases-nhk-idUSKCN21S1972020-04-11
Japan may have to ramp up its measures to tackle COVID19 after cases have been found in some parts of the country with no known links to other outbreaks the World Health Organization said on Friday NeutralJapan may have to ramp up its measures to tackle COVID19 after cases have been found in some parts of the country with no known links to other outbreaks the World Health Organization said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-japan/japan-may-need-to-scale-up-measures-to-tackle-coronavirus-who-idUSKCN21S1S42020-04-11
Japan with its teams of cluster has gained a lot of very useful information including that only one in five infected people spread the disease Ryan said NeutralJapan may have to ramp up its measures to tackle COVID19 after cases have been found in some parts of the country with no known links to other outbreaks the World Health Organization said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-japan/japan-may-need-to-scale-up-measures-to-tackle-coronavirus-who-idUSKCN21S1S42020-04-11
The data I seen this morning reassures me they are very aggressively following he said but Japan may have to scale up measures in some prefectures he added NeutralJapan may have to ramp up its measures to tackle COVID19 after cases have been found in some parts of the country with no known links to other outbreaks the World Health Organization said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-japan/japan-may-need-to-scale-up-measures-to-tackle-coronavirus-who-idUSKCN21S1S42020-04-11
The new analysis includes patients in the United States Europe Canada and Japan who received a 10day course of intravenous remdesivir PositiveMore than twothirds of severely ill COVID19 patients saw their condition improve after treatment with remdesivir an experimental drug being developed by Gilead Sciences Inc http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-gilead-remdesivir/two-thirds-of-covid-19-patients-improve-after-gilead-drug-nejm-idUSKCN21S24G2020-04-11
35 or of the size of Japans economy to pay for the stimulus NeutralTOKYO The huge cost of the coronavirus pandemic is upending Japans sevenyear experiment to rescue the economy from its debt timebomb as recession fears prompt calls for helicopter unlimited spending bankrolled by the central bank http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-abenomics-anaysis/japans-battle-with-pandemic-may-mark-end-of-abes-fiscal-experiment-idUSKCN21S0J82020-04-10
Abes move came after a jump in coronavirus cases in Tokyo sparked concern that Japan was headed for the sort of explosive outbreak seen in many other countries NegativeTOKYO Metropolitan Tokyo asked some businesses to close and the ancient capital of Kyoto warned tourists to stay away as Japan battles a fastspreading outbreak of the new coronavirus amid fears the governments measures are too little and too late http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/tokyo-seeks-shop-shutdowns-kyoto-warns-tourists-away-as-coronavirus-threatens-japan-economy-idUSKCN21S02W2020-04-10
But even as global governments and central banks pull out all the stops to reduce the economic fallout Japan is a grim reminder that a debt timebomb may be inescapable NegativeTOKYO The huge cost of the coronavirus pandemic is upending Japans sevenyear experiment to rescue the economy from its debt timebomb as recession fears prompt calls for helicopter unlimited spending bankrolled by the central bank http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-abenomics-anaysis/japans-battle-with-pandemic-may-mark-end-of-abes-fiscal-experiment-idUSKCN21S0J82020-04-10
Even under current ultralow borrowing costs debtservicing and social welfare costs together make up of Japans annual spending compared with just for education PositiveTOKYO The huge cost of the coronavirus pandemic is upending Japans sevenyear experiment to rescue the economy from its debt timebomb as recession fears prompt calls for helicopter unlimited spending bankrolled by the central bank http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-abenomics-anaysis/japans-battle-with-pandemic-may-mark-end-of-abes-fiscal-experiment-idUSKCN21S0J82020-04-10
Even with less stringent restrictions compared with other countries analysts polled by Reuters expect Japan to slip into a deep recession this year NegativeTOKYO The total number of Japanese novel coronavirus infections hit more than 5300 on Thursday NHK public broadcaster said showing no signs of slowing despite a state of emergency being imposed this week on Tokyo and six other areas http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-total/japan-state-of-emergency-mutes-nightlife-but-cities-still-open-as-infections-rise-idUSKCN21R0JN2020-04-10
In the UK the company said it was challenging the validity of a Philip Morris patent in response to a lawsuit filed against BAT by the American company in Japan NegativeBritish American Tobacco said on Thursday that it sued Philip Morris International Inc in the United States and Germany alleging that the tobacco heating technology used in its bigger rivals IQOS devices infringed its patents http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-britishamericantobacco-lawsuit-philip/bat-files-patent-suits-against-philip-morris-iqos-products-idUSKCN21R2MJ2020-04-10
Japan could issue even more debt as economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura has said the latest package wont be the last if growth remains in danger NegativeTOKYO The huge cost of the coronavirus pandemic is upending Japans sevenyear experiment to rescue the economy from its debt timebomb as recession fears prompt calls for helicopter unlimited spending bankrolled by the central bank http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-abenomics-anaysis/japans-battle-with-pandemic-may-mark-end-of-abes-fiscal-experiment-idUSKCN21S0J82020-04-10
Japan has about 5685 cases of people infected by the coronavirus and 116 people have died NegativeTOKYO As Japan enters a coronavirus state of emergency millions of people are being asked to stay at home but often that means staying indoors in tiny living spaces especially in densely populated Tokyo http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-tokyo-homes/sheltering-in-place-in-tokyos-small-apartments-idUSKCN21R3DY2020-04-10
Japanese authorities are hoping to contain the outbreak without imposing a mandatory lockdown that could deal a major blow to an economy already struggling to cope PositiveTOKYO The total number of Japanese novel coronavirus infections hit more than 5300 on Thursday NHK public broadcaster said showing no signs of slowing despite a state of emergency being imposed this week on Tokyo and six other areas http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-total/japan-state-of-emergency-mutes-nightlife-but-cities-still-open-as-infections-rise-idUSKCN21R0JN2020-04-10
Like their global rivals Japanese automakers are struggling to contain the impact of the virus preserving cash where they can and seeking additional funding NegativeTOKYO Japans car industry will try to avoid suspending operations during the coronavirus pandemic but worker safety takes priority said its automakers association adding the industry was considering financial support for struggling firms http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-automakers/japan-auto-industry-seeks-to-avoid-suspending-operations-but-worker-safety-priority-idUSKCN21S0LC2020-04-10
Now Japans economy is on the cusp of recession as the pandemic hits global and domestic demand emboldening proponents of loose fiscal policy NegativeTOKYO The huge cost of the coronavirus pandemic is upending Japans sevenyear experiment to rescue the economy from its debt timebomb as recession fears prompt calls for helicopter unlimited spending bankrolled by the central bank http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-abenomics-anaysis/japans-battle-with-pandemic-may-mark-end-of-abes-fiscal-experiment-idUSKCN21S0J82020-04-10
TOKYO As Japan enters a coronavirus state of emergency millions of people are being asked to stay at home but often that means staying indoors in tiny living spaces especially in densely populated Tokyo NegativeTOKYO As Japan enters a coronavirus state of emergency millions of people are being asked to stay at home but often that means staying indoors in tiny living spaces especially in densely populated Tokyo http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-tokyo-homes/sheltering-in-place-in-tokyos-small-apartments-idUSKCN21R3DY2020-04-10
TOKYO Japans car industry will try to avoid suspending operations during the coronavirus pandemic but worker safety takes priority said its automakers association adding the industry was considering financial support for struggling firms NegativeTOKYO Japans car industry will try to avoid suspending operations during the coronavirus pandemic but worker safety takes priority said its automakers association adding the industry was considering financial support for struggling firms http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-automakers/japan-auto-industry-seeks-to-avoid-suspending-operations-but-worker-safety-priority-idUSKCN21S0LC2020-04-10
TOKYO Metropolitan Tokyo asked some businesses to close and the ancient capital of Kyoto warned tourists to stay away as Japan battles a fastspreading outbreak of the new coronavirus amid fears the governments measures are too little and too late NegativeTOKYO Metropolitan Tokyo asked some businesses to close and the ancient capital of Kyoto warned tourists to stay away as Japan battles a fastspreading outbreak of the new coronavirus amid fears the governments measures are too little and too late http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/tokyo-seeks-shop-shutdowns-kyoto-warns-tourists-away-as-coronavirus-threatens-japan-economy-idUSKCN21S02W2020-04-10
TOKYO Some companies in the Tokai central Japan region which is home to auto giant Toyota Motor Corp and its parts suppliers are cutting back on capital expenditure and holding off on new hiring a senior central bank official said on Thursday NegativeTOKYO Some companies in the Tokai central Japan region which is home to auto giant Toyota Motor Corp and its parts suppliers are cutting back on capital expenditure and holding off on new hiring a senior central bank official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-boj-nagoya/some-firms-in-central-japan-cutting-back-on-capex-boj-official-idUSKCN21R1462020-04-10
TOKYO The coronavirus pandemic is prodding some companies in western Japan to hold off on new hiring and curb nonessential capital expenditure a senior central bank official said on Thursday NegativeTOKYO The coronavirus pandemic is prodding some companies in western Japan to hold off on new hiring and curb nonessential capital expenditure a senior central bank official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-boj-osaka/coronavirus-fallout-prodding-firms-to-cut-new-hiring-boj-official-idUSKCN21R0R82020-04-10
TOKYO The huge cost of the coronavirus pandemic is upending Japans sevenyear experiment to rescue the economy from its debt timebomb as recession fears prompt calls for helicopter unlimited spending bankrolled by the central bank NegativeTOKYO The huge cost of the coronavirus pandemic is upending Japans sevenyear experiment to rescue the economy from its debt timebomb as recession fears prompt calls for helicopter unlimited spending bankrolled by the central bank http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-abenomics-anaysis/japans-battle-with-pandemic-may-mark-end-of-abes-fiscal-experiment-idUSKCN21S0J82020-04-10
TOKYO The total number of Japanese novel coronavirus infections hit more than 5300 on Thursday NHK public broadcaster said showing no signs of slowing despite a state of emergency being imposed this week on Tokyo and six other areas NegativeTOKYO The total number of Japanese novel coronavirus infections hit more than 5300 on Thursday NHK public broadcaster said showing no signs of slowing despite a state of emergency being imposed this week on Tokyo and six other areas http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-total/japan-state-of-emergency-mutes-nightlife-but-cities-still-open-as-infections-rise-idUSKCN21R0JN2020-04-10
TOKYO Tokyo has more than 180 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Thursday which is the highest daily jump Japanese domestic media including publich broadcaster NHK reported NegativeTOKYO Tokyo has more than 180 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Thursday which is the highest daily jump Japanese domestic media including publich broadcaster NHK reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-tokyo/tokyo-has-highest-daily-jump-in-coronavirus-infection-with-over-180-new-cases-media-idUSKCN21R11I2020-04-10
That in turn would let Japan reduce its huge debt burden without spending cuts PositiveTOKYO The huge cost of the coronavirus pandemic is upending Japans sevenyear experiment to rescue the economy from its debt timebomb as recession fears prompt calls for helicopter unlimited spending bankrolled by the central bank http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-abenomics-anaysis/japans-battle-with-pandemic-may-mark-end-of-abes-fiscal-experiment-idUSKCN21S0J82020-04-10
The BOJ cut its assessment on all of Japans nine regions for the first time in 11 years saying their economies were weakening or under strong downward pressure NegativeTOKYO The total number of Japanese novel coronavirus infections hit more than 5300 on Thursday NHK public broadcaster said showing no signs of slowing despite a state of emergency being imposed this week on Tokyo and six other areas http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-total/japan-state-of-emergency-mutes-nightlife-but-cities-still-open-as-infections-rise-idUSKCN21R0JN2020-04-10
The head of Japans Komeito party the junior partner in the coalition government said he wants to consider additional economic steps after the imposition of a state of emergency and the postponement of the Summer Olympics amid the coronavirus woes Kyodo news agency said NegativeThe head of Japans Komeito party the junior partner in the coalition government said he wants to consider additional economic steps after the imposition of a state of emergency and the postponement of the Summer Olympics amid the coronavirus woes Kyodo news agency said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-komeito/head-of-japan-junior-coalition-partner-wants-to-consider-more-economic-steps-idUSKCN21R0NA2020-04-10
The missed opportunity to fix Japans finances may squeeze spending for the younger generation and constrain the countrys options for supporting one of the worlds fastestageing populations NegativeTOKYO The huge cost of the coronavirus pandemic is upending Japans sevenyear experiment to rescue the economy from its debt timebomb as recession fears prompt calls for helicopter unlimited spending bankrolled by the central bank http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-abenomics-anaysis/japans-battle-with-pandemic-may-mark-end-of-abes-fiscal-experiment-idUSKCN21S0J82020-04-10
The new coronavirus has pushed 51 Japanese companies into bankruptcy with a spike in new cases seen in April Tokyo Shoko Research said on Friday NegativeTOKYO Metropolitan Tokyo asked some businesses to close and the ancient capital of Kyoto warned tourists to stay away as Japan battles a fastspreading outbreak of the new coronavirus amid fears the governments measures are too little and too late http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/tokyo-seeks-shop-shutdowns-kyoto-warns-tourists-away-as-coronavirus-threatens-japan-economy-idUSKCN21S02W2020-04-10
The pandemic has pushed 51 Japanese companies into bankruptcy with a spike in new cases seen in April Tokyo Shoko Research said on Friday NegativeThe number of confirmed infections of the novel coronavirus were reported to have exceeded 1 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest/latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKCN21S0M42020-04-10
After Canada Japan is the numberthree destination for the crop PositiveMEXICO CITY U.S. consumers the primary market for Mexicos billion avocado export business will have uninterrupted access to the coveted crop as growers continue to work despite the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-avocado/mexico-avocado-production-to-continue-uninterrupted-despite-coronavirus-idUSKCN21R0122020-04-09
Aichi was not included in the emergency despite having the fifthhighest number of infections among Japans prefectures data from public broadcaster NHK shows NegativeThe governor of central Japans Aichi which includes the city of Nagoya and also hosts Toyota Motor Corp on Thursday said he would declare a state of emergency for his prefecture the following day http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-aichi/central-japanese-prefecture-to-declare-state-of-emergency-idUSKCN21R0672020-04-09
And Seouls foreign ministry summoned Harris in August after U.S. officials expressed disappointment over its decision to end an intelligencesharing pact with Japan NegativeSEOUL U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris has said privately that he does not plan to stay on beyond the November U.S. presidential election regardless of whether President Donald Trump wins another term five sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-usa-ambassador-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-ambassador-to-south-korea-is-discussing-plans-to-resign-sources-idUSKCN21R0EN2020-04-09
Besides the politics Harris also was the target of racially charged acrimony over his Japanese heritage NegativeSEOUL U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris has said privately that he does not plan to stay on beyond the November U.S. presidential election regardless of whether President Donald Trump wins another term five sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-usa-ambassador-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-ambassador-to-south-korea-is-discussing-plans-to-resign-sources-idUSKCN21R0EN2020-04-09
Hideaki Omura the governor of the central Japan prefecture of Aichi said he would declare a state of emergency for his prefecture on Friday NegativeTOKYO Uncertainty over Japans economic outlook is extremely as the coronavirus pandemic hits output and consumption central bank Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said stressing his readiness to take additional monetary steps to prevent a deep recession http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-boj/japans-economy-faces-extreme-uncertainty-as-coronavirus-spreads-central-bank-head-idUSKCN21R06J2020-04-09
MSCIs broadest index of AsiaPacific shares outside Japan was up 0 PositiveAsian shares rose on Thursday on hopes the COVID19 pandemic is nearing a peak and that governments would roll out more stimulus measures while expectations of an oil production cut agreement bolstered crude prices http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-stocks-gain-on-hopes-pandemic-is-approaching-peak-idUSKCN21Q3J82020-04-09
TOKYO The total number of Japanese novel coronavirus infections hit 5002 on Thursday NHK public broadcaster said showing no signs of slowing despite Japans move this week to impose a state of emergency on Tokyo and six other areas NegativeTOKYO The total number of Japanese novel coronavirus infections hit 5002 on Thursday NHK public broadcaster said showing no signs of slowing despite Japans move this week to impose a state of emergency on Tokyo and six other areas http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-total/japan-coronavirus-infections-reach-at-least-5000-cases-nhk-idUSKCN21R0JN2020-04-09
TOKYO Uncertainty over Japans economic outlook is extremely as the coronavirus pandemic hits output and consumption central bank Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said stressing his readiness to take additional monetary steps to prevent a deep recession NegativeTOKYO Uncertainty over Japans economic outlook is extremely as the coronavirus pandemic hits output and consumption central bank Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said stressing his readiness to take additional monetary steps to prevent a deep recession http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-boj/japans-economy-faces-extreme-uncertainty-as-coronavirus-spreads-central-bank-head-idUSKCN21R06J2020-04-09
The governor of central Japans Aichi which includes the city of Nagoya and also hosts Toyota Motor Corp on Thursday said he would declare a state of emergency for his prefecture the following day NegativeThe governor of central Japans Aichi which includes the city of Nagoya and also hosts Toyota Motor Corp on Thursday said he would declare a state of emergency for his prefecture the following day http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-aichi/central-japanese-prefecture-to-declare-state-of-emergency-idUSKCN21R0672020-04-09
The new cases were reported in nearly all parts of Japan and included at least five police officers in Fujisawa a city just south of Tokyo Kyodo news agency said NegativeTOKYO The total number of Japanese novel coronavirus infections hit 5002 on Thursday NHK public broadcaster said showing no signs of slowing despite Japans move this week to impose a state of emergency on Tokyo and six other areas http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-total/japan-coronavirus-infections-reach-at-least-5000-cases-nhk-idUSKCN21R0JN2020-04-09
The spread of the coronavirus is having a severe impact on Japans economy through declines in exports output demand from overseas tourists and private he said NegativeTOKYO Uncertainty over Japans economic outlook is extremely as the coronavirus pandemic hits output and consumption central bank Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said stressing his readiness to take additional monetary steps to prevent a deep recession http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-boj/japans-economy-faces-extreme-uncertainty-as-coronavirus-spreads-central-bank-head-idUSKCN21R06J2020-04-09
WUHAN China Temperature checkpoints and posters telling workers to keep more than a metre apart at Japanese automaker Honda Motor Cos reopened plant in the Chinese city of Wuhan show how the coronavirus has created a new normal on the factory floor PositiveWUHAN China Temperature checkpoints and posters telling workers to keep more than a metre apart at Japanese automaker Honda Motor Cos reopened plant in the Chinese city of Wuhan show how the coronavirus has created a new normal on the factory floor http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-wuhan-honda/honda-back-to-work-in-chinas-wuhan-with-temperature-checks-and-masks-idUSKBN21Q10B2020-04-09
5 trillion yen more than double the amount Japan spent following the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers NegativeTOKYO 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 trillion stimulus package to soften the economic blow http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-declares-state-of-emergency-nearly-1-trillion-stimulus-for-coronavirus-idUSKBN21P0672020-04-08
Japan depends on grains and other foods from the United States Canada Australia Brazil and Argentina PositiveTOKYO Japan sought to reassure people on Tuesday there was no need for panic buying as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was due to announce a state of emergency to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-food/no-need-for-panic-buying-japan-says-ahead-of-state-of-emergency-idUSKBN21P11E2020-04-08
Japan will sell a record amount of extra bonds this fiscal year worth more than billion straining the industrial worlds heaviest debt burden NegativeThe number of confirmed infections of the novel coronavirus exceeded 1 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21P3892020-04-08
Metropolitan Tokyo alone accounts for about of Japans overall gross domestic product NegativeTOKYO 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 trillion stimulus package to soften the economic blow http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-declares-state-of-emergency-nearly-1-trillion-stimulus-for-coronavirus-idUSKBN21P0672020-04-08
TOKYO A Japanese sake brewery has warned against binge drinking at home as more Japanese are expected to hunker down indoors after the government stepped up calls for people to stay at home to stop the spread of the coronavirus NegativeTOKYO A Japanese sake brewery has warned against binge drinking at home as more Japanese are expected to hunker down indoors after the government stepped up calls for people to stay at home to stop the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-sake/go-easy-on-the-sake-when-stuck-at-home-japanese-brewer-cautions-idUSKBN21P1DX2020-04-08
TOKYO April 8 Japanese shares gained on Wednesday after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ended market uncertainty by declaring a longawaited emergency which led investors to buy in shorted stocks of railway and department store operators PositiveTOKYO April 8 Japanese shares gained on Wednesday after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ended market uncertainty by declaring a longawaited emergency which led investors to buy in shorted stocks of railway and department store operators http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/nikkei-extends-gains-as-tokyo-emergency-triggers-short-covering-idUSL4N2BW0VX2020-04-08
TOKYO April 8 Prices of most Japanese government bonds edged lower on Wednesday as investors risk aversion eased slightly on hopes the coronavirus pandemic may be nearing a peak in many developed countries NegativeTOKYO April 8 Prices of most Japanese government bonds edged lower on Wednesday as investors risk aversion eased slightly on hopes the coronavirus pandemic may be nearing a peak in many developed countries http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds/jgbs-slip-on-hopes-of-coronavirus-slowdown-40-yr-bonds-outperform-idUSL4N2BW1DK2020-04-08
TOKYO Japan sought to reassure people on Tuesday there was no need for panic buying as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was due to announce a state of emergency to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus NegativeTOKYO Japan sought to reassure people on Tuesday there was no need for panic buying as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was due to announce a state of emergency to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-food/no-need-for-panic-buying-japan-says-ahead-of-state-of-emergency-idUSKBN21P11E2020-04-08
TOKYO 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 trillion stimulus package to soften the economic blow NegativeTOKYO 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 trillion stimulus package to soften the economic blow http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-declares-state-of-emergency-nearly-1-trillion-stimulus-for-coronavirus-idUSKBN21P0672020-04-08
TOKYO Spring graduation ceremonies in Japan have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic but students at one school were able to attend remotely by controlling avatar robots while logged on at home NegativeTOKYO Spring graduation ceremonies in Japan have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic but students at one school were able to attend remotely by controlling avatar robots while logged on at home http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-remote-gradu/robots-replace-japanese-students-at-graduation-amid-coronavirus-idUSKBN21P0XI2020-04-08
The erratic action was mirrored in equities with MSCIs broadest index of AsiaPacific shares outside Japan first falling almost before clawing back to be little changed NegativeSYDNEY Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday after two sessions of sharp gains as investors tempered their optimism about the coronavirus while death tolls were still mounting across the globe http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-turn-mixed-oil-rebounds-in-choppy-trade-idUSKBN21P3KH2020-04-08
The industry associations including the Japan Frozen Food Association JapanPasta Association and Japan Dairy Association all say that normal production is continuing and inventories are sufficient PositiveTOKYO Japan sought to reassure people on Tuesday there was no need for panic buying as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was due to announce a state of emergency to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-food/no-need-for-panic-buying-japan-says-ahead-of-state-of-emergency-idUSKBN21P11E2020-04-08
Abe said direct fiscal spending in the package would amount to 39 trillion yen more than double the amount Japan spent following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged that his government would do its utmost to protect peoples lives as he prepared to declare a state of emergency on Tuesday to stem a worrying rise in new coronavirus infections in major population centres http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-to-announce-coronavirus-emergency-prepares-near-1-trillion-stimulus-idUSKBN21P0672020-04-07
Bowing to the pressure the 144yearold comapny last year overhauled its board to include nonJapanese directors for the first time in 80 years NegativeTOKYO A Hong Kongbased activist investor in Toshiba Corp http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-toshiba-kioxia/toshiba-should-sell-stake-in-ex-chip-unit-at-ipo-says-hk-activist-fund-in-letter-idUSKBN21P0DR2020-04-07
Even after Japan drew fire for how it handled patients on the cruise ship Diamond Princess it did little to step up testing and preparations some critics say NegativeTOKYO As Japan faces a fresh wave of coronavirus infections and the government prepares for a state of emergency medical staff say a shortage of beds and a rise in cases linked to hospitals are pushing Tokyos medical system to the brink of collapse http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-hospitals-in/running-out-of-beds-and-gear-tokyo-medical-staff-say-japans-state-of-emergency-already-here-idUSKBN21O0K42020-04-07
GSV said it also has a commitment from a Japanese private equity firm to inject immediate funds into the aviation group through an equity deal PositiveKUALA LUMPUR Privately held Golden Skies Ventures has made a http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-airlines-m-a/gsv-bids-2-5-billion-for-malaysia-airlines-says-funded-by-european-bank-idUSKBN21P0DW2020-04-07
He said it would allow Japan to strengthen its steps to prevent an increase in infections while ensuring that economic activity is sustained as much as possible PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged that his government would do its utmost to protect peoples lives as he prepared to declare a state of emergency on Tuesday to stem a worrying rise in new coronavirus infections in major population centres http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-to-announce-coronavirus-emergency-prepares-near-1-trillion-stimulus-idUSKBN21P0672020-04-07
In a sign that corporate Japan already was heeding the call Canon Inc PositiveTOKYO Japan is to impose a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to contain the coronavirus while the government prepares a billion stimulus package to soften the economic blow http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-to-declare-coronavirus-emergency-launch-stimulus-of-almost-1-trillion-pm-idUSKBN21N0ZS2020-04-07
It marks the first time a Japanese publicly traded company has faced a shareholder climate change resolution PositiveTOKYO Investors with nearly billion in assets holding shares in Japans Mizuho Financial Group http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-coal-japan-mizuho-climatechange/investors-line-up-against-mizuho-support-for-coal-idUSKBN21O12C2020-04-07
Japan is to impose a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday while the government prepares a billion stimulus package NegativeEuropean nations including hardhit Italy and Spain have started looking ahead to easing coronavirus lockdowns after steady falls in fatality rates as the United States prepared on Monday for what one official called peak death http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21N0D02020-04-07
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called Johnson a dear and said he was praying for his swift recovery PositiveLONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was fighting worsening coronavirus symptoms in an intensive care unit on Tuesday leaving his foreign minister to lead the governments response to the accelerating outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain/uk-pm-johnson-in-intensive-care-with-worsening-coronavirus-symptoms-idUSKBN21P0412020-04-07
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to roll out an unprecedented stimulus package equal to the size of the economy vowing to take all to battle the deepening fallout from the coronavirus pandemic NegativeJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to roll out an unprecedented stimulus package equal to the size of the economy vowing to take all to battle the deepening fallout from the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-stimulus-fac/factbox-japans-stimulus-plan-to-combat-coronavirus-pain-idUSKBN21P08D2020-04-07
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to roll out an unprecedented economic stimulus package equal to of economic output PositiveEuropean nations including hardhit Italy and Spain have started looking ahead to easing coronavirus lockdowns after steady falls in fatality rates as the United States prepared on Monday for what one official called peak death http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21N0D02020-04-07
Many analysts believe Japan has already slid into recession as supply chain disruptions travel bans and social distancing policies at home and abroad put more pressure on the slowing economy NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged that his government would do its utmost to protect peoples lives as he prepared to declare a state of emergency on Tuesday to stem a worrying rise in new coronavirus infections in major population centres http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-to-announce-coronavirus-emergency-prepares-near-1-trillion-stimulus-idUSKBN21P0672020-04-07
Many longterm investors are waiting for the details of Japans economic stimulus package analysts said NeutralSYDNEY April 7 Tokyo shares gained on Tuesday supported by tentative signs of the coronavirus crisis likely levelling off in New York and other global hot spots with longonly investors still awaiting details of Japans massive economic stimulus package http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks/japanese-stocks-rise-to-a-weeks-high-on-hopes-of-coronavirus-slowdown-wall-st-rally-idUSL4N2BV14N2020-04-07
On the other hand of firms and of Japanese firms were net cash firms the data showed NeutralAsian firms appear better equipped to pay stable dividends compared with their western counterparts that are constrained by highly levered balancesheets and a need to preserve cash during the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-asia-markets-dividends-graphic/asian-companies-pose-lower-dividend-risk-due-to-stronger-finances-idUSKBN21P0OF2020-04-07
Since midJanuary Japan has tested 39446 people while the United Kingdom has tested 173784 and South Korea has conducted 443273 tests according to data from Oxford University NeutralTOKYO As Japan faces a fresh wave of coronavirus infections and the government prepares for a state of emergency medical staff say a shortage of beds and a rise in cases linked to hospitals are pushing Tokyos medical system to the brink of collapse http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-hospitals-in/running-out-of-beds-and-gear-tokyo-medical-staff-say-japans-state-of-emergency-already-here-idUSKBN21O0K42020-04-07
TOKYO As Japan faces a fresh wave of coronavirus infections and the government prepares for a state of emergency medical staff say a shortage of beds and a rise in cases linked to hospitals are pushing Tokyos medical system to the brink of collapse NegativeTOKYO As Japan faces a fresh wave of coronavirus infections and the government prepares for a state of emergency medical staff say a shortage of beds and a rise in cases linked to hospitals are pushing Tokyos medical system to the brink of collapse http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-hospitals-in/running-out-of-beds-and-gear-tokyo-medical-staff-say-japans-state-of-emergency-already-here-idUSKBN21O0K42020-04-07
TOKYO Japan is to impose a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to contain the coronavirus while the government prepares a billion stimulus package to soften the economic blow NegativeTOKYO Japan is to impose a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to contain the coronavirus while the government prepares a billion stimulus package to soften the economic blow http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-to-declare-coronavirus-emergency-launch-stimulus-of-almost-1-trillion-pm-idUSKBN21N0ZS2020-04-07
TOKYO Japan will compile a supplementary budget worth 16 PositiveTOKYO Japan will compile a supplementary budget worth 16 http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-budget/japan-to-compile-extra-budget-to-fund-coronavirus-stimulus-draft-idUSKBN21P0BC2020-04-07
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged that his government would do its utmost to protect peoples lives as he prepared to declare a state of emergency on Tuesday to stem a worrying rise in new coronavirus infections in major population centres NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged that his government would do its utmost to protect peoples lives as he prepared to declare a state of emergency on Tuesday to stem a worrying rise in new coronavirus infections in major population centres http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-to-announce-coronavirus-emergency-prepares-near-1-trillion-stimulus-idUSKBN21P0672020-04-07
TOKYO With just hours left on Tuesday before Japan imposes a state of emergency on Tokyo and six other prefectures to contain the coronavirus the idea of leaving the capital or Escape from swirled on social media NegativeTOKYO With just hours left on Tuesday before Japan imposes a state of emergency on Tokyo and six other prefectures to contain the coronavirus the idea of leaving the capital or Escape from swirled on social media http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-tokyo/escape-from-tokyo-hot-topic-in-japan-as-state-of-emergency-looms-idUSKBN21P0CJ2020-04-07
That would allow economic activity to resume but require massive rapid testing of Brazilians and strict isolation of those infected following the example of Japan the report said NegativeBRASILIA A report published by the Brazilian armys strategic studies center last week contradicts President Jair Bolsonaro by calling for widespread isolation to fight the COVID19 pandemic potentially ratcheting up an already heated public debate within the government http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil-army/brazil-army-report-calls-for-isolation-to-slow-coronavirus-contradicting-bolsonaro-idUSKBN21O35X2020-04-07
The Japanese automaker halted production on March 23 and said it will extend the halt through May 1 NegativeWASHINGTON Honda Motor Co http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-honda/honda-fiat-chrysler-aim-to-restart-u-s-canada-auto-production-in-may-idUSKBN21O2QL2020-04-07
The initial public offering of Kioxia the worlds secondlargest flash memory chip maker could be Japans biggest listing this year sources have said PositiveTOKYO A Hong Kongbased activist investor in Toshiba Corp http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-toshiba-kioxia/toshiba-should-sell-stake-in-ex-chip-unit-at-ipo-says-hk-activist-fund-in-letter-idUSKBN21P0DR2020-04-07
The yen was supported against major currencies after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled fiscal stimulus worth almost trillion to offset the economic impact of the coronavirus PositivePound on edge as Johnson enters intensive care http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-dips-as-virus-worries-persist-despite-some-signs-of-hope-idUSL4N2BV0YX2020-04-07
While Japans coronavirus epidemic is dwarfed by the 335000 infections and more than 9500 deaths in the United States alone experts worry a sudden surge could overwhelm Japans medical system NegativeTOKYO Japan is to impose a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to contain the coronavirus while the government prepares a billion stimulus package to soften the economic blow http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-to-declare-coronavirus-emergency-launch-stimulus-of-almost-1-trillion-pm-idUSKBN21N0ZS2020-04-07
Yen drops as Japan readies for state of emergency NegativeShares up as virus data positive in New York Italy France http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-jump-as-virus-deaths-slow-oil-falls-after-opec-delay-idUSL1N2BU1Q62020-04-07
on the news that blood products giant CSL Behring has joined forces with the Japanese drugmaker to develop a COVID19 plasma treatment PositiveSYDNEY April 7 Tokyo shares gained on Tuesday supported by tentative signs of the coronavirus crisis likely levelling off in New York and other global hot spots with longonly investors still awaiting details of Japans massive economic stimulus package http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks/japanese-stocks-rise-to-a-weeks-high-on-hopes-of-coronavirus-slowdown-wall-st-rally-idUSL4N2BV14N2020-04-07
In contrast to stringent lockdowns in some countries mandating fines and arrests for noncompliance enforcement will rely more on peer pressure and a deeprooted Japanese tradition of respect for authority NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is poised to declare a state of emergency over the coronavirus giving governors stronger legal authority to urge people to stay home and businesses to close media reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-emergency-ex/lockdown-japan-style-pressure-to-conform-not-penalties-for-non-compliance-idUSKBN21O08J2020-04-06
JPMorgans head of Asian DCM origination excluding Japan Amy Tan said an increasing number of Asian businesses were looking to diversify their funding sources this year NeutralHONG KONG Companies in the Asia Pacific need to raise a near record http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-asia-debt/asian-firms-rush-to-meet-69-billion-in-second-quarter-debt-refinancing-idUSKBN21O02A2020-04-06
Japans Nikkei was up 0 PositiveOil prices fall as RussiaSaudi Arabia reach impasse on supply http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-oil-skids-on-oversupply-fears-stocks-jump-on-virus-slowdown-idUSL4N2BU03H2020-04-06
Japans Takeda has a strategic equity stake in Izana PositiveLONDON UKbased biopharma company Izana Bioscience said it was testing its antibody therapy namilumab for the treatment of patients with rapidly worsening COVID19 at the Humanitas Research Hospitals in Bergamo and Milan in Italy http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-therapy-izana/uks-izana-bioscience-tests-rheumatoid-arthritis-drug-in-covid-19-patients-idUSKBN21N0Z92020-04-06
Japans top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said on Monday that a decision had yet to be made NeutralTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will declare a state of emergency as early as Tuesday in a bid to stop the coronavirus spreading across the country the Yomiuri newspaper reported as the cumulative number of infections topped 1000 in Tokyo alone http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japans-pm-abe-to-declare-state-of-emergency-as-soon-as-tuesday-yomiuri-idUSKBN21N0ZS2020-04-06
KAWAGUCHI Japan A Japanese medical equipment maker said it has been approached by Japans government to mass produce its animal ventilators to treat people diagnosed with the new coronavirus and that other countries have also expressed interest PositiveKAWAGUCHI Japan A Japanese medical equipment maker said it has been approached by Japans government to mass produce its animal ventilators to treat people diagnosed with the new coronavirus and that other countries have also expressed interest http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-ventilators/japan-animal-ventilator-maker-looks-to-boostoutput-for-human-coronavirus-patients-idUSKBN21O0972020-04-06
SYDNEY April 6 Japanese shares advanced on Monday as markets were encouraged by a slowdown in coronavirus deaths and new cases in U.S. hot spots although uncertainty about a potential lockdown in Tokyo kept some investors wary NegativeSYDNEY April 6 Japanese shares advanced on Monday as markets were encouraged by a slowdown in coronavirus deaths and new cases in U.S. hot spots although uncertainty about a potential lockdown in Tokyo kept some investors wary http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/japanese-stocks-advance-as-trump-voices-hopes-virus-leveling-off-idUSL4N2BU0WD2020-04-06
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is poised to declare a state of emergency over the coronavirus giving governors stronger legal authority to urge people to stay home and businesses to close media reported on Monday NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is poised to declare a state of emergency over the coronavirus giving governors stronger legal authority to urge people to stay home and businesses to close media reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-emergency-ex/lockdown-japan-style-pressure-to-conform-not-penalties-for-non-compliance-idUSKBN21O08J2020-04-06
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will declare a state of emergency as early as Tuesday in a bid to stop the coronavirus spreading across the country the Yomiuri newspaper reported as the cumulative number of infections topped 1000 in Tokyo alone NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will declare a state of emergency as early as Tuesday in a bid to stop the coronavirus spreading across the country the Yomiuri newspaper reported as the cumulative number of infections topped 1000 in Tokyo alone http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japans-pm-abe-to-declare-state-of-emergency-as-soon-as-tuesday-yomiuri-idUSKBN21N0ZS2020-04-06
TOKYO Japanese social media celebrity Pikotaro returned as a leading twitter trend in Japan with a coronavirus hand washing song that repurposes his signature PenPineappleApplePen to PrayforPeopleandPeace NegativeTOKYO Japanese social media celebrity Pikotaro returned as a leading twitter trend in Japan with a coronavirus hand washing song that repurposes his signature PenPineappleApplePen to PrayforPeopleandPeace http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-pikotaro/japanese-celebrity-redesigns-signature-song-as-hand-washing-melody-idUSKBN21O07Z2020-04-06
TOKYO Some 143 more cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in Tokyo the citys governor said on Sunday with the highest daily jump bringing the number of cases in the Japanese capital to more than 1000 NegativeTOKYO Some 143 more cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in Tokyo the citys governor said on Sunday with the highest daily jump bringing the number of cases in the Japanese capital to more than 1000 http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/tokyo-reports-143-new-coronavirus-cases-highest-jump-in-one-day-governor-idUSKBN21N07X2020-04-06
TOKYO The Japanese government is considering a period of six months for the state of emergency that it is preparing to call in response to the coronavirus pandemic broadcaster TBS reported on Monday NegativeTOKYO The Japanese government is considering a period of six months for the state of emergency that it is preparing to call in response to the coronavirus pandemic broadcaster TBS reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-emergency/japan-considering-six-month-period-for-state-of-emergency-tbs-idUSKBN21O0EA2020-04-06
TOKYO The Japanese governments advisory panel on the new coronavirus outbreak will meet on Monday at 0500 GMT in preparation for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to declare a state of emergency the Nikkei business daily reported NegativeTOKYO The Japanese governments advisory panel on the new coronavirus outbreak will meet on Monday at 0500 GMT in preparation for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to declare a state of emergency the Nikkei business daily reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-panel/japans-coronavirus-panel-to-meet-at-0500-gmt-nikkei-idUSKBN21O0AJ2020-04-06
TOKYO The U.S. Forces Japan commander declared on Monday a public health emergency for its military bases in eastern Japans Kanto region including Tokyo which has seen a jump in the number of new coronavirus infections NegativeTOKYO The U.S. Forces Japan commander declared on Monday a public health emergency for its military bases in eastern Japans Kanto region including Tokyo which has seen a jump in the number of new coronavirus infections http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-usa/u-s-forces-japan-declares-health-emergency-for-bases-in-kanto-region-idUSKBN21O0F82020-04-06
The Japanese state is powerfully embedded in society and has tremendous power to mould through moral suasion that Western states do not said Sophia University professor Koichi Nakano PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is poised to declare a state of emergency over the coronavirus giving governors stronger legal authority to urge people to stay home and businesses to close media reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-emergency-ex/lockdown-japan-style-pressure-to-conform-not-penalties-for-non-compliance-idUSKBN21O08J2020-04-06
The government is likely to designate the greater Tokyo metropolitan area for the state of emergency and possibly also Osaka and Hyogo prefectures in western Japan the Yomiuri reported NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will declare a state of emergency as early as Tuesday in a bid to stop the coronavirus spreading across the country the Yomiuri newspaper reported as the cumulative number of infections topped 1000 in Tokyo alone http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japans-pm-abe-to-declare-state-of-emergency-as-soon-as-tuesday-yomiuri-idUSKBN21N0ZS2020-04-06
The video was among the top five in a Twitter trend ranking in Japan on Monday PositiveTOKYO Japanese social media celebrity Pikotaro returned as a leading twitter trend in Japan with a coronavirus hand washing song that repurposes his signature PenPineappleApplePen to PrayforPeopleandPeace http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-pikotaro/japanese-celebrity-redesigns-signature-song-as-hand-washing-melody-idUSKBN21O07Z2020-04-06
According to the document Japan also plans to boost subsidies to domestic companies that supply masks and disinfectants and will secure enough capacity to supply 700 million masks a month PositiveTOKYO Japan is considering increasing the stockpile of Fujifilm Holding Corps Avigan antiflu drug during this fiscal year so it can be used to treat 2 million people according to a planning document seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-avigan/japan-to-boost-avigan-drug-stockpile-as-part-of-coronavirus-stimulus-idUSKBN21N0262020-04-05
TOKYO Japan is considering increasing the stockpile of Fujifilm Holding Corps Avigan antiflu drug during this fiscal year so it can be used to treat 2 million people according to a planning document seen by Reuters PositiveTOKYO Japan is considering increasing the stockpile of Fujifilm Holding Corps Avigan antiflu drug during this fiscal year so it can be used to treat 2 million people according to a planning document seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-avigan/japan-to-boost-avigan-drug-stockpile-as-part-of-coronavirus-stimulus-idUSKBN21N0262020-04-05
TOKYO Some 118 people were newly infected with the novel coronavirus in the Japanese capital of Tokyo NHK public broadcaster reported on Saturday citing metropolitan government officials NegativeTOKYO Some 118 people were newly infected with the novel coronavirus in the Japanese capital of Tokyo NHK public broadcaster reported on Saturday citing metropolitan government officials http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/tokyo-area-sees-daily-coronavirus-cases-topping-100-for-first-time-nhk-idUSKBN21M0942020-04-05
If U.S. citizens wanted to return to the United States from Japan they should do so now or risk remaining abroad for an indefinite it said NegativeTOKYO The U.S. government on Friday sounded alarm about the surge in coronavirus cases in Japan adding to a chorus of prominent domestic voices including the governor of Tokyo who have called for decisive action to avoid an explosive outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/u-s-sounds-alarm-on-coronavirus-in-japan-tokyo-pushes-for-state-of-emergency-idUSKBN21L0D02020-04-04
One of a small number of Japanese executives who are also household names Son has recently returned to Twitter to express his concern about the coronavirus outbreak NegativeTOKYO SoftBank Group Corp founder and CEO Masayoshi Son on Friday began polling his Twitter followers over whether a state of emergency should be declared as the number of people in Tokyo infected with the coronavirus continues to rise http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-coronavirus-softbank-group/softbanks-son-tests-state-of-emergency-appetite-via-twitter-poll-idUSKBN21L1SF2020-04-04
TOKYO The U.S. government on Friday sounded alarm about the surge in coronavirus cases in Japan adding to a chorus of prominent domestic voices including the governor of Tokyo who have called for decisive action to avoid an explosive outbreak NegativeTOKYO The U.S. government on Friday sounded alarm about the surge in coronavirus cases in Japan adding to a chorus of prominent domestic voices including the governor of Tokyo who have called for decisive action to avoid an explosive outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/u-s-sounds-alarm-on-coronavirus-in-japan-tokyo-pushes-for-state-of-emergency-idUSKBN21L0D02020-04-04
TOKYO The United States on Friday urged its citizens in Japan to take action against a potential imminent surge in coronavirus cases there saying they should either return home now or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period NegativeTOKYO The United States on Friday urged its citizens in Japan to take action against a potential imminent surge in coronavirus cases there saying they should either return home now or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coranavirus-usa-japan/u-s-embassy-in-japan-urges-citizens-against-potential-surge-in-coronavirus-idUSKBN21L1GH2020-04-04
The U.S. sounded the alarm about a surge in cases in Japan adding to a chorus of prominent domestic voices who have called for more decisive action NegativeGlobal cases of the new coronavirus have shot past 1 million with more than 54000 fatalities a Reuters tally showed on Friday as death tolls soared in the United States and western Europe while the world economy nosedived http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest/latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21L0L82020-04-04
Abe has always been said Jesper Koll CEO of fund manager WisdomTree Japan PositiveTOKYO Facing calls to declare a coronavirus state of emergency Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was derided on social media on Thursday for instead offering people cloth masks pointing to growing frustration with his handling of the crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-masks/two-masks-no-lockdown-japan-pms-latest-coronavirus-step-riles-social-media-idUSKBN21K0CQ2020-04-03
Infections in Japan have been rising recently and some investors worry the government will declare a state of emergency which would weigh on an already stuttering economy NegativeTOKYO April 3 Japanese shares rose on Friday lifted by health care and energy firms but investor refrained from aggressive bets ahead of U.S. unemployment data later in the day http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/health-care-oil-firms-buoy-japan-stocks-ahead-of-u-s-payrolls-idUSL4N2BR0Q32020-04-03
Is the Japanese government for This is a total waste of tax wrote a user with the handle Usube NegativeTOKYO Facing calls to declare a coronavirus state of emergency Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was derided on social media on Thursday for instead offering people cloth masks pointing to growing frustration with his handling of the crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-masks/two-masks-no-lockdown-japan-pms-latest-coronavirus-step-riles-social-media-idUSKBN21K0CQ2020-04-03
Japanese bank Nomura expects the world economy contracted in the first quarter on an annualised basis and is tracking toward shrinking in 2020 NegativeDollar set to gain about for the week best since midMarch http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-strength-consolidates-as-global-recession-looms-idUSL4N2BR05M2020-04-03
Japanese law does not mandate penalties for those who ignore most lockdownstyle requests unlike in some other countries but does allow expropriation of buildings or land for medical facilities NegativeTOKYO Facing calls to declare a coronavirus state of emergency Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was derided on social media on Thursday for instead offering people cloth masks pointing to growing frustration with his handling of the crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-masks/two-masks-no-lockdown-japan-pms-latest-coronavirus-step-riles-social-media-idUSKBN21K0CQ2020-04-03
Nissans sites in Spain are also suspended until further notice the Japanese carmaker said NegativeLONDON Production at Nissans http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain-nissan/output-at-nissans-uk-car-plant-suspended-throughout-april-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN21K2JK2020-04-03
TOKYO Facing calls to declare a coronavirus state of emergency Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was derided on social media on Thursday for instead offering people cloth masks pointing to growing frustration with his handling of the crisis NegativeTOKYO Facing calls to declare a coronavirus state of emergency Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was derided on social media on Thursday for instead offering people cloth masks pointing to growing frustration with his handling of the crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-masks/two-masks-no-lockdown-japan-pms-latest-coronavirus-step-riles-social-media-idUSKBN21K0CQ2020-04-03
TOKYO The Japanese government said on Friday it has told regions that have suffered the most serious outbreaks of coronavirus to save hospitals beds for severely ill patients while keeping others with milder or no symptoms at home or in hotels NegativeTOKYO The Japanese government said on Friday it has told regions that have suffered the most serious outbreaks of coronavirus to save hospitals beds for severely ill patients while keeping others with milder or no symptoms at home or in hotels http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/as-coronavirus-cases-rise-japan-urges-hospital-beds-be-saved-for-the-severely-ill-idUSKBN21L0D02020-04-03
Years after Japan made a cautious recovery from its long deflationary spell the worlds thirdlargest economy may be headed back into a cycle of falling prices NegativeThe U.S. economy likely shed jobs in March abruptly ending a historic 113 straight months of employment growth as stringent measures to control the coronavirus shuttered businesses and factories confirming a recession is underway http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest/latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21L0L82020-04-03
Abe also said that everyone entering the country including Japanese nationals will be asked to go into a voluntary twoweek quarantine NegativeTOKYO Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday the government was expanding a ban on the entry of nonJapanese people to cover 73 countries as policymakers try to contain the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-abe/japan-expands-entry-ban-to-more-countries-will-ask-all-visitors-to-quarantine-idUSKBN21J5BA2020-04-02
Im a little embarrassed by how indecisive Japan is compared with other nations NegativeTOKYO Japan will ban entry to foreigners from 73 countries and ask everyone arriving from abroad to quarantine themselves for two weeks as it struggles to contain the coronavirus with a senior minister warning the country had been pushed to the http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-on-the-brink-as-it-struggles-to-hold-back-coronavirus-idUSKBN21I3LX2020-04-02
Japan will ban entry to foreigners from 73 countries and ask everyone arriving from abroad to begin quarantine NegativeThe World Health Organization voiced deep concern on Wednesday about the rapid escalation and global spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest/latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21K0IL2020-04-02
Japans new measures on travel and quarantine will take effect on April 3 NegativeTOKYO Japan will ban entry to foreigners from 73 countries and ask everyone arriving from abroad to quarantine themselves for two weeks as it struggles to contain the coronavirus with a senior minister warning the country had been pushed to the http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-on-the-brink-as-it-struggles-to-hold-back-coronavirus-idUSKBN21I3LX2020-04-02
TOKYO April 2 Japanese stocks fell for a fourth straight session on Thursday as investors were spooked by comments that the Asian country was on the verge of a coronavirus crisis and by a warning from U.S. President Donald Trump of a two weeks ahead NegativeTOKYO April 2 Japanese stocks fell for a fourth straight session on Thursday as investors were spooked by comments that the Asian country was on the verge of a coronavirus crisis and by a warning from U.S. President Donald Trump of a two weeks ahead http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/japan-stocks-fall-on-coronavirus-warnings-at-home-abroad-idUSL4N2BP56L2020-04-02
TOKYO April 2 Yields on most Japanese government bonds fell on Thursday on safehaven demand as investors brace for a prolonged economic turmoil caused by the global coronavirus pandemic NegativeTOKYO April 2 Yields on most Japanese government bonds fell on Thursday on safehaven demand as investors brace for a prolonged economic turmoil caused by the global coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds/jgb-yields-fall-on-safe-haven-demand-as-coronavirus-roils-global-economy-idUSL4N2BQ19G2020-04-02
TOKYO Facing calls to declare a coronavirus state of emergency Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was flamed on social media on Thursday for instead offering people free cloth masks pointing to growing frustration for some over his handling of the crisis NegativeTOKYO Facing calls to declare a coronavirus state of emergency Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was flamed on social media on Thursday for instead offering people free cloth masks pointing to growing frustration for some over his handling of the crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-masks/on-brink-of-coronavirus-crisis-japan-pm-offers-masks-gets-social-media-roasting-idUSKBN21K0CQ2020-04-02
TOKYO Japan will ban entry to foreigners from 73 countries and ask everyone arriving from abroad to quarantine themselves for two weeks as it struggles to contain the coronavirus with a senior minister warning the country had been pushed to the NegativeTOKYO Japan will ban entry to foreigners from 73 countries and ask everyone arriving from abroad to quarantine themselves for two weeks as it struggles to contain the coronavirus with a senior minister warning the country had been pushed to the http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-on-the-brink-as-it-struggles-to-hold-back-coronavirus-idUSKBN21I3LX2020-04-02
TOKYO Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday the government was expanding a ban on the entry of nonJapanese people to cover 73 countries as policymakers try to contain the coronavirus outbreak NegativeTOKYO Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday the government was expanding a ban on the entry of nonJapanese people to cover 73 countries as policymakers try to contain the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-abe/japan-expands-entry-ban-to-more-countries-will-ask-all-visitors-to-quarantine-idUSKBN21J5BA2020-04-02
The Japanese automaker said some businessessential work will continue with enhanced safety measures PositiveNissan Motor Co http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-nissan/nissan-says-u-s-auto-plants-will-remain-closed-through-late-april-idUSKBN21J6X62020-04-02
A director of Japans top organization of doctors urged that an emergency be declared before it was too late NegativeTOKYO Japans capital recorded more than 70 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday for its highest tally in a single day as pressure mounted on the prime minister to order a lockdown http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/tokyo-records-most-new-coronavirus-cases-in-a-day-as-pressure-for-lockdown-builds-idUSKBN21I0832020-04-01
A successful deal would have ranked as one of the largest privateequity backed sales in Asia excluding Japan and Australia for the past few years according to data from Refinitiv PositiveTill about six weeks ago bidders were interested and a deal looked likely but theres a lot of uncertainty in the current said one of the sources http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-goodpack-exclusive/exclusive-kkr-shelves-2-billion-sale-of-singapore-based-goodpack-due-to-market-slump-sources-idUSKBN21J4802020-04-01
Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said Japan was not yet in a situation that required a state of emergency triggering a potential lockdown although the situation was precarious NegativeTOKYO Japans capital recorded more than 70 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday for its highest tally in a single day as pressure mounted on the prime minister to order a lockdown http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/tokyo-records-most-new-coronavirus-cases-in-a-day-as-pressure-for-lockdown-builds-idUSKBN21I0832020-04-01
Figures on Wednesday showed factory activity contracting across most of Asia in March as the outbreak paralysed supply chains with sharp falls in export powerhouses Japan and South Korea Negativea live blog on European stocks type in an Eikon news http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/european-stock-index-futures-slide-as-coronavirus-damage-grows-idUSL8N2BP10S2020-04-01
Given the current economic conditions Japanese firms will refrain from foreign direct investment NegativeBy Hideyuki Sano http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-risk-currencies-ease-yen-firms-as-investors-brace-for-global-downturn-idUSL4N2BP0AW2020-04-01
He also said Japan was not yet at a stage to declare a state of emergency brushing aside speculation a lockdown of Tokyo could be imminent NegativeTOKYO Japans government will hold a regular experts meeting on the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday to get an update on the latest developments on infections economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-experts/japan-to-hold-experts-meeting-on-coronavirus-pandemic-wednesday-idUSKBN21J40I2020-04-01
Japan has 110 active volcanoes and monitors roughly half of them but researchers say the budget has always been smaller than that for earthquakes and lacks sufficient equipment NegativeTOKYO A Japanese government panel has said any major eruption of Mount Fuji would rain so much ash on the capital Tokyo that its transportation network of trains and highways would be paralyzed in three hours http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-fuji-volcano/japanese-panel-warns-any-possible-eruption-of-mt-fuji-could-paralyze-tokyo-idUSKBN21I18W2020-04-01
Japan intends to promote clinical research on an antiflu medicine called Favipiravir with other countries as a treatment Abe said PositiveTOKYO Japans capital recorded more than 70 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday for its highest tally in a single day as pressure mounted on the prime minister to order a lockdown http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/tokyo-records-most-new-coronavirus-cases-in-a-day-as-pressure-for-lockdown-builds-idUSKBN21I0832020-04-01
Japan remains on the brink of a state of emergency as the rate of coronavirus infections continues to increase in the country its top government spokesman said on Wednesday NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump and his top healthcare advisers urged Americans to follow strict social distancing measures ahead of a tough two that could lead to at least 100000 deaths from the coronavirus in the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest/latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21J4BS2020-04-01
Japans factory activity contracted at the fastest pace in about a decade in March adding to views that the worlds thirdlargest economy is likely already in recession NegativeTOKYO Factory activity contracted sharply across most of Asia in March as the coronavirus pandemic paralyzed economic activity across the globe with sharp falls in export powerhouses Japan and South Korea overshadowing a modest improvement in China http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-global-economy/asias-factory-activity-plunges-as-coronavirus-shock-deepens-idUSKBN21J45D2020-04-01
MSCIs broadest index of AsiaPacific shares outside Japan erased gains to trade 0 NegativeYORK Asian shares and Wall Street futures fell on Wednesday in the first trading session of the quarter as the coronavirus pandemic and the prospect of a global recession tore through investor confidence http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/stocks-give-up-meager-gains-as-virus-anxiety-prevails-idUSKBN21J3P62020-04-01
Most market players say the moves were largely driven by quarterend flows and in the case of the yen Japanese fiscal yearend flows NeutralBy Hideyuki Sano http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-risk-currencies-ease-yen-firms-as-investors-brace-for-global-downturn-idUSL4N2BP0AW2020-04-01
Of Japans nine major volcanic eruptions since 1977 the longest warning was a week NegativeTOKYO A Japanese government panel has said any major eruption of Mount Fuji would rain so much ash on the capital Tokyo that its transportation network of trains and highways would be paralyzed in three hours http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-fuji-volcano/japanese-panel-warns-any-possible-eruption-of-mt-fuji-could-paralyze-tokyo-idUSKBN21I18W2020-04-01
TOKYO A Japanese destroyer and a Chinese fishing boat collided in the East China Sea on Monday night and no one was injured Japans defense minister said but China said a fisherman was hurt and suggested the Japanese vessel was to blame NegativeTOKYO A Japanese destroyer and a Chinese fishing boat collided in the East China Sea on Monday night and no one was injured Japans defense minister said but China said a fisherman was hurt and suggested the Japanese vessel was to blame http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-china/japan-says-destroyer-and-chinese-boat-collided-china-says-one-hurt-idUSKBN21I10U2020-04-01
TOKYO A Japanese government panel has said any major eruption of Mount Fuji would rain so much ash on the capital Tokyo that its transportation network of trains and highways would be paralyzed in three hours NegativeTOKYO A Japanese government panel has said any major eruption of Mount Fuji would rain so much ash on the capital Tokyo that its transportation network of trains and highways would be paralyzed in three hours http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-fuji-volcano/japanese-panel-warns-any-possible-eruption-of-mt-fuji-could-paralyze-tokyo-idUSKBN21I18W2020-04-01
TOKYO Factory activity contracted sharply across most of Asia in March as the coronavirus pandemic paralyzed economic activity across the globe with sharp falls in export powerhouses Japan and South Korea overshadowing a modest improvement in China NegativeTOKYO Factory activity contracted sharply across most of Asia in March as the coronavirus pandemic paralyzed economic activity across the globe with sharp falls in export powerhouses Japan and South Korea overshadowing a modest improvement in China http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-global-economy/asias-factory-activity-plunges-as-coronavirus-shock-deepens-idUSKBN21J45D2020-04-01
TOKYO Japan Display said on Tuesday it has finalised a deal to raise million from an overseas which sources have said is Apple PositiveTOKYO Japan Display said on Tuesday it has finalised a deal to raise million from an overseas which sources have said is Apple http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-display-apple/apple-supplier-japan-display-finalises-deal-to-raise-200-million-from-customer-idUSKBN21I1882020-04-01
TOKYO Japan remains on the brink of a state of emergency as the rate of coronavirus infections continues to increase in the country its top government spokesman said on Wednesday NegativeTOKYO Japan remains on the brink of a state of emergency as the rate of coronavirus infections continues to increase in the country its top government spokesman said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-emergency/japan-on-brink-of-emergency-as-coronavirus-spreads-government-spokesperson-idUSKBN21J3YG2020-04-01
TOKYO Japan remains on the brink of a state of emergency as the rate of new coronavirus cases accelerates across the country its top government spokesman said on Wednesday amid reports the capital may order public schools to stay closed for a second month NegativeTOKYO Japan remains on the brink of a state of emergency as the rate of new coronavirus cases accelerates across the country its top government spokesman said on Wednesday amid reports the capital may order public schools to stay closed for a second month http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/with-japan-on-brink-of-coronavirus-emergency-tokyo-could-keep-schools-closed-until-may-idUSKBN21I3LX2020-04-01
TOKYO Japans capital recorded more than 70 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday for its highest tally in a single day as pressure mounted on the prime minister to order a lockdown NegativeTOKYO Japans capital recorded more than 70 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday for its highest tally in a single day as pressure mounted on the prime minister to order a lockdown http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/tokyo-records-most-new-coronavirus-cases-in-a-day-as-pressure-for-lockdown-builds-idUSKBN21I0832020-04-01
TOKYO Japans government will hold a regular experts meeting on the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday to get an update on the latest developments on infections economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Wednesday NegativeTOKYO Japans government will hold a regular experts meeting on the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday to get an update on the latest developments on infections economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-experts/japan-to-hold-experts-meeting-on-coronavirus-pandemic-wednesday-idUSKBN21J40I2020-04-01
The fund will come in the form of the customer purchasing equipment at Japan Displays main smartphone screen factory in central Japan the company said in a statement PositiveTOKYO Japan Display said on Tuesday it has finalised a deal to raise million from an overseas which sources have said is Apple http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-display-apple/apple-supplier-japan-display-finalises-deal-to-raise-200-million-from-customer-idUSKBN21I1882020-04-01
With limited testing in Japan there are questions about how widely the virus has spread NegativeTOKYO Japans capital recorded more than 70 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday for its highest tally in a single day as pressure mounted on the prime minister to order a lockdown http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/tokyo-records-most-new-coronavirus-cases-in-a-day-as-pressure-for-lockdown-builds-idUSKBN21I0832020-04-01
on mounting speculation that the Japanese government may impose tougher restrictions such as a lockdown in Tokyo to deal with rising coronavirus infections in the capital NegativeTOKYO April 1 The Nikkei share average dipped on Wednesday on the first day of the Japanese new fiscal year as investors braced for a global recession sharp cuts in corporate earnings and dividend payouts http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/japanese-shares-drop-on-pandemic-worries-on-first-day-of-new-fiscal-year-idUSL4N2BP0XB2020-04-01
A businessman who received millions of dollars for his work on Tokyos successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics which was postponed last week due to the coronavirus said he played a key role in securing the support of a former Olympics powerbroker suspected by French prosecutors of taking bribes to help Japans bid NegativeA businessman who received millions of dollars for his work on Tokyos successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics which was postponed last week due to the coronavirus said he played a key role in securing the support of a former Olympics powerbroker suspected by French prosecutors of taking bribes to help Japans bid http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2020-lobbying-exclusive/exclusive-japan-businessman-paid-8-2-million-by-tokyo-olympics-bid-lobbied-figure-at-center-of-french-corruption-probe-idUSKBN21I0CX2020-03-31
Abe said Japan intends to promote clinical research on an antiflu medicine called Favipiravir with other countries as a treatment for the virus PositiveTOKYO Japans prime minister and his deputy wont attend meetings together to cut coronavirus risks as pressure for a lockdown builds with domestic cases topping 2000 and a minister saying the countrys containment strategy was stretched to the limit http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-pm-deputy-avoid-joint-meetings-to-cut-coronavirus-risk-as-lockdown-pressure-builds-idUSKBN21I0832020-03-31
Analysts say the full impact of the pandemic will start to appear in data for March and beyond which some say could show Japan on course for a deep stagnation NegativeTOKYO Japans industrial output rose in February at a slower pace than the previous month and factories expect production to plunge in March adding to growing signs the coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on an economy already on the cusp of recession http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-output/japans-factory-output-slows-plunge-seen-as-virus-grips-economy-idUSKBN21I0052020-03-31
In its fiveyear review the ministry said that while making sure Japan hits the target the government will also work to exceed the goal and achieve a further reduction PositiveTOKYO Japan has kept unchanged its target set in 2015 of a cut of in greenhouse gas emissions by the fiscal year ending in March 2031 from levels seen in fiscal 2013 the environment ministry said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-climate-change-japan-target/japan-keeps-greenhouse-gas-target-eyes-further-cuts-idUSKBN21H16W2020-03-31
Its advanced photoresists a key chipmaking material were one of the sensitive hightech products subject to the tighter curbs that Japan implemented on exports to South Korea last year NegativeTOKYO U.S. hedge fund ValueAct Capital has become a major shareholder in Japanese chip and display materials maker JSR Corp http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-valueact-jsr/activist-investor-valueact-takes-7-stake-in-japanese-chip-materials-maker-idUSKBN21H1HP2020-03-31
Japanese automakers like Toyota Motor have announced factory shutdowns across the globe including at domestic plants due to slumping demand and supply chain disruptions NegativeTOKYO Japans industrial output rose in February at a slower pace than the previous month and factories expect production to plunge in March adding to growing signs the coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on an economy already on the cusp of recession http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-output/japans-factory-output-slows-plunge-seen-as-virus-grips-economy-idUSKBN21I0052020-03-31
Meanwhile Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday Japan is urging its citizens not to travel to 73 countries and regions a third of all countries in the world NegativeTOKYO Japans prime minister and his deputy wont attend meetings together to cut coronavirus risks as pressure for a lockdown builds with domestic cases topping 2000 and a minister saying the countrys containment strategy was stretched to the limit http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-pm-deputy-avoid-joint-meetings-to-cut-coronavirus-risk-as-lockdown-pressure-builds-idUSKBN21I0832020-03-31
Monthend demand for dollars from Japanese funds saw the dollar inch up to 108 PositiveAsia shares supported by monthend demand calmer mood http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-shares-inch-up-chinas-factories-show-flicker-of-life-idUSL4N2BO0I42020-03-31
TOKYO Japan has kept unchanged its target set in 2015 of a cut of in greenhouse gas emissions by the fiscal year ending in March 2031 from levels seen in fiscal 2013 the environment ministry said on Monday PositiveTOKYO Japan has kept unchanged its target set in 2015 of a cut of in greenhouse gas emissions by the fiscal year ending in March 2031 from levels seen in fiscal 2013 the environment ministry said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-climate-change-japan-target/japan-keeps-greenhouse-gas-target-eyes-further-cuts-idUSKBN21H16W2020-03-31
TOKYO Japan is urging its citizens not to travel to 73 countries and regions or a third of all countries in the world Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday as the government fights to prevent an explosive surge in coronavirus cases NegativeTOKYO Japan is urging its citizens not to travel to 73 countries and regions or a third of all countries in the world Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday as the government fights to prevent an explosive surge in coronavirus cases http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-travel/japan-urges-citizens-to-stay-away-from-a-third-of-the-world-idUSKBN21I0A12020-03-31
TOKYO Japanese comedian Ken Shimura who had been hospitalised after being infected with the new coronavirus has died becoming the first Japanese celebrity to die of the virus NegativeTOKYO Japanese comedian Ken Shimura who had been hospitalised after being infected with the new coronavirus has died becoming the first Japanese celebrity to die of the virus http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-comedian/japanese-comedian-ken-shimura-dies-from-coronavirus-idUSKBN21H0202020-03-31
TOKYO Japans industrial output rose in February at a slower pace than the previous month and factories expect production to plunge in March adding to growing signs the coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on an economy already on the cusp of recession NegativeTOKYO Japans industrial output rose in February at a slower pace than the previous month and factories expect production to plunge in March adding to growing signs the coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on an economy already on the cusp of recession http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-output/japans-factory-output-slows-plunge-seen-as-virus-grips-economy-idUSKBN21I0052020-03-31
TOKYO Japans prime minister and his deputy wont attend meetings together to cut coronavirus risks as pressure for a lockdown builds with domestic cases topping 2000 and a minister saying the countrys containment strategy was stretched to the limit NegativeTOKYO Japans prime minister and his deputy wont attend meetings together to cut coronavirus risks as pressure for a lockdown builds with domestic cases topping 2000 and a minister saying the countrys containment strategy was stretched to the limit http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-pm-deputy-avoid-joint-meetings-to-cut-coronavirus-risk-as-lockdown-pressure-builds-idUSKBN21I0832020-03-31
TOKYO March 31 Japanese government bond prices dipped on Tuesday the last day of the Japanese financial year weighed down by worries about a probable increase in government debt issuance to finance its massive stimulus NegativeTOKYO March 31 Japanese government bond prices dipped on Tuesday the last day of the Japanese financial year weighed down by worries about a probable increase in government debt issuance to finance its massive stimulus http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds/jgbs-tick-down-on-last-day-of-fiscal-year-weighed-down-by-debt-issuance-worries-idUSL4N2BO1OE2020-03-31
TOKYO March 31 The dollar rose against the yen on Tuesday as Japanese investors and companies rushed to cover a shortage of the U.S. currency before their fiscal year end but sentiment remained fragile as the global coronavirus crisis showed no signs of abating NegativeTuesday is last trading of Japans fiscal year http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-up-but-yuan-sluggish-as-traders-sceptical-of-china-pmi-bounce-idUSL4N2BO0V02020-03-31
TOKYO The dollar rose against the yen on Tuesday as Japanese investors and companies rushed to cover a greenback shortage before their fiscal year end but sentiment remained fragile as the global coronavirus crisis worsened NegativeTOKYO The dollar rose against the yen on Tuesday as Japanese investors and companies rushed to cover a greenback shortage before their fiscal year end but sentiment remained fragile as the global coronavirus crisis worsened http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-global-forex/dollar-gains-yuan-steady-after-china-pmi-in-cautious-trade-idUSKBN21I02X2020-03-31
TOKYO Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on Monday asked residents to stay away from bars and music venues stepping up her call for people to cut back on unnecessary travel as Japans capital braces for a rise in coronavirus infections NegativeTOKYO Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on Monday asked residents to stay away from bars and music venues stepping up her call for people to cut back on unnecessary travel as Japans capital braces for a rise in coronavirus infections http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-tokyo/tokyo-governor-asks-residents-to-stay-away-from-bars-to-slow-coronavirus-spread-idUSKBN21H1O42020-03-31
TOKYO U.S. hedge fund ValueAct Capital has become a major shareholder in Japanese chip and display materials maker JSR Corp PositiveTOKYO U.S. hedge fund ValueAct Capital has become a major shareholder in Japanese chip and display materials maker JSR Corp http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-valueact-jsr/activist-investor-valueact-takes-7-stake-in-japanese-chip-materials-maker-idUSKBN21H1HP2020-03-31
The Japanese bond market as a whole is on course to post its second consecutive quarter of fall in JanuaryMarch measured by Nomura BPI a popular benchmark NeutralTOKYO March 31 Japanese government bond prices dipped on Tuesday the last day of the Japanese financial year weighed down by worries about a probable increase in government debt issuance to finance its massive stimulus http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds/jgbs-tick-down-on-last-day-of-fiscal-year-weighed-down-by-debt-issuance-worries-idUSL4N2BO1OE2020-03-31
The Japanese yen continued to attract safehaven demand of its own which left the dollar at 108 PositiveShares supported by monthend demand gains modest http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-shares-make-cautious-gains-investors-eye-china-pmi-idUSL4N2BN5KQ2020-03-31
The government will likely ban entry of nonJapanese nationals from the newly added countries as it has for the previous ones Motegi said NegativeTOKYO Japan is urging its citizens not to travel to 73 countries and regions or a third of all countries in the world Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday as the government fights to prevent an explosive surge in coronavirus cases http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-travel/japan-urges-citizens-to-stay-away-from-a-third-of-the-world-idUSKBN21I0A12020-03-31
The talk is Japanese names are short of dollars which is likely to keep the dollar bid well into London said Yukio Ishizuki FX strategist at Daiwa Securities in Tokyo PositiveTOKYO The dollar rose against the yen on Tuesday as Japanese investors and companies rushed to cover a greenback shortage before their fiscal year end but sentiment remained fragile as the global coronavirus crisis worsened http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-global-forex/dollar-gains-yuan-steady-after-china-pmi-in-cautious-trade-idUSKBN21I02X2020-03-31
Tuesday is last trading of Japans fiscal year NeutralTuesday is last trading of Japans fiscal year http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-up-but-yuan-sluggish-as-traders-sceptical-of-china-pmi-bounce-idUSL4N2BO0V02020-03-31
However trading volumes were low as most Japanese players stayed on the sidelines ahead of their financial year end on March 31 NegativeTOKYO March 30 Japanese government bond prices gained on Monday as rising coronavirus infection cases in Tokyo fuelled worries that the government could shut down the capital and deepen an almost inevitable recession in the economy http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds/jgbs-tick-up-on-tokyo-lockdown-concerns-idUSL4N2BN1P02020-03-30
It would be like stopping blood flowing through Japans he said estimating a lockdown of Tokyo for a month could shrink Japans economy by about 5 NegativeTOKYO Japan will step up its efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus by banning the entry of foreign citizens traveling from the United States China South Korea and most of Europe the Asahi newspaper reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-to-ban-u-s-china-europe-travelers-as-coronavirus-spread-stokes-tokyo-lockdown-fears-idUSKBN21G0ZF2020-03-30
Japan on Monday expanded its entry ban to include citizens travelling from the United States China South Korea and most of Europe NegativeNikkei leads Asia lower 500 futures recoup early losses http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-shares-suffer-virus-chills-central-banks-offer-cold-comfort-idUSL4N2BN0U22020-03-30
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday promised an unprecedented package of steps saying the country was close to a national emergency as infections surged NegativeSYDNEY March 30 Japanese stocks fell on Monday as the coronavirus outbreak worsened over the weekend and more countries imposed lockdown measures raising fears that Tokyo could also go into lockdown http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/tokyo-shares-slide-as-coronavirus-outbreak-takes-toll-idUSL4N2BN1522020-03-30
SYDNEY March 30 Japanese stocks fell on Monday as the coronavirus outbreak worsened over the weekend and more countries imposed lockdown measures raising fears that Tokyo could also go into lockdown NegativeSYDNEY March 30 Japanese stocks fell on Monday as the coronavirus outbreak worsened over the weekend and more countries imposed lockdown measures raising fears that Tokyo could also go into lockdown http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/tokyo-shares-slide-as-coronavirus-outbreak-takes-toll-idUSL4N2BN1522020-03-30
TOKYO Japan will step up its efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus by banning the entry of foreign citizens traveling from the United States China South Korea and most of Europe the Asahi newspaper reported on Monday NegativeTOKYO Japan will step up its efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus by banning the entry of foreign citizens traveling from the United States China South Korea and most of Europe the Asahi newspaper reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-to-ban-u-s-china-europe-travelers-as-coronavirus-spread-stokes-tokyo-lockdown-fears-idUSKBN21G0ZF2020-03-30
TOKYO Japanese comedian Ken Shimura who had been hospitalized after being infected with the new coronavirus has died becoming the first Japanese celebrity to die of the virus NegativeTOKYO Japanese comedian Ken Shimura who had been hospitalized after being infected with the new coronavirus has died becoming the first Japanese celebrity to die of the virus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-comedian/japanese-comedian-ken-shimura-dies-from-coronavirus-idUSKBN21H0202020-03-30
TOKYO March 30 Japanese government bond prices gained on Monday as rising coronavirus infection cases in Tokyo fuelled worries that the government could shut down the capital and deepen an almost inevitable recession in the economy NegativeTOKYO March 30 Japanese government bond prices gained on Monday as rising coronavirus infection cases in Tokyo fuelled worries that the government could shut down the capital and deepen an almost inevitable recession in the economy http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds/jgbs-tick-up-on-tokyo-lockdown-concerns-idUSL4N2BN1P02020-03-30
TOKYO Tokyo has confirmed 68 new coronavirus cases a record daily increase public broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday as the Japanese capital scrambles to prevent a wider outbreak while a cluster of infections increased near the city NegativeTOKYO Tokyo has confirmed 68 new coronavirus cases a record daily increase public broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday as the Japanese capital scrambles to prevent a wider outbreak while a cluster of infections increased near the city http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-cases/tokyo-coronavirus-cases-jump-in-record-daily-rise-nhk-idUSKBN21G0662020-03-30
The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers are in final stages of talks to set the opening date for the Tokyo Games in July next year Japanese media said NeutralU.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday extended his stayathome guidelines until the end of April dropping a hotly criticized plan to get the economy up and running by midApril after a top medical adviser said more than 100000 Americans could die from the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21H0I52020-03-30
At the news conference Abe rejected assertions that Japan was hiding the true number of cases NegativeTOKYO Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday promised an unprecedented package of steps to cushion the worlds thirdbiggest economy from the coronavirus pandemic saying the country was close to a national emergency as infections surged http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japans-abe-vows-unprecedented-stimulus-as-tokyo-coronavirus-cases-rise-idUSKBN21F05Y2020-03-29
Japan invested billion in the runup to the Games and IOC President Thomas Bach had warned that the price tag will rise further NegativeTokyo 2020 Olympics organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori has told international federations that deciding who foots the bill for postponing the Games to 2021 will be a major challenge Olympic news website insidethegames http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-funding/challenge-to-decide-who-covers-cost-of-postponing-tokyo-games-mori-idUSKBN21F0OB2020-03-29
Japans Abe promised an unprecedented package of steps to cushion the worlds thirdbiggest economy from the pandemic saying the country was close to a national emergency as infections surged NegativePresident Donald Trump signed into law a http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21F0B12020-03-29
People in the Osaka area in western Japan have also been asked to stay at home NegativeTOKYO Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday promised an unprecedented package of steps to cushion the worlds thirdbiggest economy from the coronavirus pandemic saying the country was close to a national emergency as infections surged http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japans-abe-vows-unprecedented-stimulus-as-tokyo-coronavirus-cases-rise-idUSKBN21F05Y2020-03-29
TOKYO Japan is at a precarious stage now that the government is just barely able to avoid declaring an emergency over the coronavirus outbreak Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday highlighting the severity of the situation NegativeTOKYO Japan is at a precarious stage now that the government is just barely able to avoid declaring an emergency over the coronavirus outbreak Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday highlighting the severity of the situation http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/health-coronavirus-japan-emergency/japan-pm-abe-says-for-now-barely-avoiding-declaring-virus-emergency-situation-idUSKBN21F0CT2020-03-29
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday requested people to refrain from nonessential meetings and said coronavirus infections could escalate if people let down their guard and dont take proper containment measures NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday requested people to refrain from nonessential meetings and said coronavirus infections could escalate if people let down their guard and dont take proper containment measures http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-abe/japans-abe-warns-coronavirus-outbreak-could-worsen-if-people-dont-take-proper-measures-idUSKBN21F0BJ2020-03-29
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday his government will compile an unprecedentedly big economic stimulus that will include cash payouts to households and small firms hit by the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday his government will compile an unprecedentedly big economic stimulus that will include cash payouts to households and small firms hit by the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-economy/japans-abe-pledges-unprecedented-stimulus-to-combat-virus-fallout-idUSKBN21F0C52020-03-29
TOKYO Japanese authorities have confirmed 57 cases of the coronavirus at a center for the disabled in Chiba prefecture near Tokyo public broadcaster NHK said NegativeTOKYO Japanese authorities have confirmed 57 cases of the coronavirus at a center for the disabled in Chiba prefecture near Tokyo public broadcaster NHK said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-disabled/japan-confirms-57-new-coronavirus-cases-at-chiba-center-for-disabled-nhk-idUSKBN21F0HK2020-03-29
TOKYO Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday promised an unprecedented package of steps to cushion the worlds thirdbiggest economy from the coronavirus pandemic saying the country was close to a national emergency as infections surged NegativeTOKYO Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday promised an unprecedented package of steps to cushion the worlds thirdbiggest economy from the coronavirus pandemic saying the country was close to a national emergency as infections surged http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japans-abe-vows-unprecedented-stimulus-as-tokyo-coronavirus-cases-rise-idUSKBN21F05Y2020-03-29
The pandemic is inflicting extremely big damage to Japans he said NegativeTOKYO Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday promised an unprecedented package of steps to cushion the worlds thirdbiggest economy from the coronavirus pandemic saying the country was close to a national emergency as infections surged http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japans-abe-vows-unprecedented-stimulus-as-tokyo-coronavirus-cases-rise-idUSKBN21F05Y2020-03-29
Analysts said that while personalities such as Murakami remained unpopular in consensusdriven Japan institutional investors are no longer as passive as they used to be PositiveTOKYO Shareholders of Kirin Holdings http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kirin-holdings-agm/activist-funds-defeated-at-kirin-toshiba-machine-but-advance-in-japan-idUSKBN21E12Z2020-03-28
Didi which is backed by Japans SoftBank launched delivery services in 21 Chinese cities this month in a move it hopes will provide its drivers with more income PositiveBEIJING Chinese ride hailing giant Didi Chuxing said on Friday it would restart its evening Hitch service in some cities with improved safety features and more rigorous driver and passenger verification procedures http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-didi-chuxing-china-hitch/chinas-didi-chuxing-restarts-evening-hitch-service-idUSKBN21E1E42020-03-28
Japan is also considering more cuts after run rates fell nearly for the first 12 weeks in 2020 data from the Petroleum Association of Japan showed NegativeThe first oil refinery shutdowns in India and Europe were announced on Friday while global refinery runs drop like a stone in response to plunging demand as countries worldwide implement lockdowns http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-oil-refineries/global-oil-refiners-shut-down-as-coronavirus-destroys-demand-idUSKBN21D19K2020-03-28
Japan is planning a stimulus that could be worth of its economic output PositiveThe U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21E0IN2020-03-28
Japan wants to decide on the international partners for the F3 by the end of the year the ATLA official said PositiveTOKYO Japan wants to develop a stealth fighter domestically rejecting designs from Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co in the United States and Britains BAE Systems PLC three sources with knowledge of the program told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-fighter-exclusive/exclusive-japan-favors-home-grown-design-for-next-generation-fighter-after-rejecting-foreign-plans-sources-idUSKBN21E1372020-03-28
Meanwhile operators in Japan South Korea and Thailand already running at reduced rates are looking at more cuts even as they shut plants for maintenance NegativeThe first oil refinery shutdowns in India and Europe were announced on Friday while global refinery runs drop like a stone in response to plunging demand as countries worldwide implement lockdowns http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-oil-refineries/global-oil-refiners-shut-down-as-coronavirus-destroys-demand-idUSKBN21D19K2020-03-28
Shareholder activism is not easy in Japans complacent corporate culture but will continue to increase as thats the global said Masayuki Otani chief market analyst at Securities Japan PositiveTOKYO Shareholders of Kirin Holdings http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kirin-holdings-agm/activist-funds-defeated-at-kirin-toshiba-machine-but-advance-in-japan-idUSKBN21E12Z2020-03-28
TOKYO Japan wants to develop a stealth fighter domestically rejecting designs from Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co in the United States and Britains BAE Systems PLC three sources with knowledge of the program told Reuters NegativeTOKYO Japan wants to develop a stealth fighter domestically rejecting designs from Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co in the United States and Britains BAE Systems PLC three sources with knowledge of the program told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-fighter-exclusive/exclusive-japan-favors-home-grown-design-for-next-generation-fighter-after-rejecting-foreign-plans-sources-idUSKBN21E1372020-03-28
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold a news conference on Saturday evening Japanese media said on Friday NeutralTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold a news conference on Saturday evening Japanese media said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-abe/japan-pm-abe-to-hold-news-conference-saturday-media-idUSKBN21E10Y2020-03-28
TOKYO Japans Tokyo prefecture reported 40 more coronavirus infections on Friday as its governor appealed to people to wait until next year for traditional spring parties to view the flowering of cherry blossoms NegativeTOKYO Japans Tokyo prefecture reported 40 more coronavirus infections on Friday as its governor appealed to people to wait until next year for traditional spring parties to view the flowering of cherry blossoms http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-cherryblossoms/with-40-new-coronavirus-cases-tokyo-governor-asks-people-to-enjoy-cherry-blossoms-next-year-idUSKBN21E1122020-03-28
TOKYO People in greater Tokyo and the Osaka area in western Japan hunkered down on Saturday as officials urged citizens to stay indoors to prevent a potential emergency but some were carrying on as normal NegativeTOKYO People in greater Tokyo and the Osaka area in western Japan hunkered down on Saturday as officials urged citizens to stay indoors to prevent a potential emergency but some were carrying on as normal http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/tokyo-asks-people-to-stay-home-amid-virus-many-venture-out-idUSKBN21F05Y2020-03-28
TOKYO Residents of the Japanese capital formed long queues at supermarkets and stores on Friday in preparation for a weekend at home after Tokyos governor urged them to stay indoors in a bid to keep a coronavirus from spreading NegativeTOKYO Residents of the Japanese capital formed long queues at supermarkets and stores on Friday in preparation for a weekend at home after Tokyos governor urged them to stay indoors in a bid to keep a coronavirus from spreading http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/cherry-blossoms-must-wait-tokyo-governor-says-amid-supply-queues-in-coronavirus-battle-idUSKBN21E0A72020-03-28
The governor of Japans Osaka prefecture Hirofumi Yoshimura asked residents on Friday to refrain from making nonessential outings this weekend Kyodo news reported joining Tokyo NegativeTOKYO Residents of the Japanese capital formed long queues at supermarkets and stores on Friday in preparation for a weekend at home after Tokyos governor urged them to stay indoors in a bid to keep a coronavirus from spreading http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/cherry-blossoms-must-wait-tokyo-governor-says-amid-supply-queues-in-coronavirus-battle-idUSKBN21E0A72020-03-28
The leading defense contractor in that project BAE which offered Japan a design based on the Eurofighter Typhoon jet could stand to benefit PositiveTOKYO Japan wants to develop a stealth fighter domestically rejecting designs from Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co in the United States and Britains BAE Systems PLC three sources with knowledge of the program told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-fighter-exclusive/exclusive-japan-favors-home-grown-design-for-next-generation-fighter-after-rejecting-foreign-plans-sources-idUSKBN21E1372020-03-28
The size of the global fiscal splurge is expected to rise sharply as more countries including Japan ramp up spending NegativeLONDON More than 300 basis points in combined interest rate cuts a tenth of annual output in central bank stimulus and trillion of new government spending and credit guarantees authorities in the worlds biggest economies are showering cash like never before to limit the damage from the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-cenbanks-graphic/cash-handouts-and-bond-buying-10-trillion-plus-deployed-against-virus-idUSKBN21E38K2020-03-28
We understand the Japanese government will lead the development a Mitsubishi Heavy spokesman said PositiveTOKYO Japan wants to develop a stealth fighter domestically rejecting designs from Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co in the United States and Britains BAE Systems PLC three sources with knowledge of the program told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-fighter-exclusive/exclusive-japan-favors-home-grown-design-for-next-generation-fighter-after-rejecting-foreign-plans-sources-idUSKBN21E1372020-03-28
1 smartphone maker by volume but it has just a fraction of the Japanese market NeutralSEOUL For Samsung Electronics Co Ltd http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronoavirus-olympics-samsung/olympics-delay-deals-setback-to-samsungs-plans-to-win-over-japan-market-idUSKBN21E0E12020-03-27
A representative at another Japanese sponsor said they still had not heard specifics about the delayed Games NegativeOfficials in charge of staging Tokyos Olympic Games crowded around a low table inside Prime Minister Shinzo Abes residence late Tuesday wincing as they spoke by phone with the head of the International Olympic Committee http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-reconstru/weeks-of-anguish-and-a-black-box-inside-tokyos-decision-to-delay-the-olympics-idUSKBN21E05O2020-03-27
Another official at a toptier Japanese sponsor said it seemed as if decisions were being made in a black PositiveOfficials in charge of staging Tokyos Olympic Games crowded around a low table inside Prime Minister Shinzo Abes residence late Tuesday wincing as they spoke by phone with the head of the International Olympic Committee http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-reconstru/weeks-of-anguish-and-a-black-box-inside-tokyos-decision-to-delay-the-olympics-idUSKBN21E05O2020-03-27
I believe they did so due to the growing number of Japanese consumers who take political factors into account in their purchase said Shengtao Jin a research analyst at Canalys PositiveSEOUL For Samsung Electronics Co Ltd http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronoavirus-olympics-samsung/olympics-delay-deals-setback-to-samsungs-plans-to-win-over-japan-market-idUSKBN21E0E12020-03-27
I think they eventually realized that even if Japan was under control the rest of the world was he said NeutralOfficials in charge of staging Tokyos Olympic Games crowded around a low table inside Prime Minister Shinzo Abes residence late Tuesday wincing as they spoke by phone with the head of the International Olympic Committee http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-reconstru/weeks-of-anguish-and-a-black-box-inside-tokyos-decision-to-delay-the-olympics-idUSKBN21E05O2020-03-27
If you think Japan and the rest of Asia will recover first what do you Japanese stocks that are most exposed to China PositiveSYDNEY March 27 Japans share benchmark Nikkei rebounded on Friday and logged its biggest weekly gain on record as policymakers around the world launched a raft of stimulus efforts to mitigate the economic damage from the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-rallies-on-stimulus-hopes-logs-biggest-weekly-gain-ever-idUSL4N2BK20U2020-03-27
It was definitely the moment it all became real for a Japanese national committee official said NeutralOfficials in charge of staging Tokyos Olympic Games crowded around a low table inside Prime Minister Shinzo Abes residence late Tuesday wincing as they spoke by phone with the head of the International Olympic Committee http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-reconstru/weeks-of-anguish-and-a-black-box-inside-tokyos-decision-to-delay-the-olympics-idUSKBN21E05O2020-03-27
Its partners in Medpromresurs are Japans Mirai Genomics and two other Russian firms PositiveMOSCOW March 27 The Russian Direct Investment Fund and its partners have produced 500000 coronavirus test kits so far but are planning to soon ramp up production to 2 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-russia-rdif/russias-rdif-fund-says-it-will-have-coronavirus-test-kits-for-public-use-within-a-month-idUSL8N2BK0IW2020-03-27
Japan and the rest of Asia look likely to get their economies back on their feet way before the U.S. and said Nicholas Smith Japan strategist at CLSA Securities PositiveSYDNEY March 27 Japans share benchmark Nikkei rebounded on Friday and logged its biggest weekly gain on record as policymakers around the world launched a raft of stimulus efforts to mitigate the economic damage from the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-rallies-on-stimulus-hopes-logs-biggest-weekly-gain-ever-idUSL4N2BK20U2020-03-27
Japan at this stage is not in a situation where it needs to issue an emergency declaration top spokesman Yoshihide Suga told a regular news conference NegativeTOKYO The Japanese government said on Friday there was no need now to declare a state of emergency after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the previous day described the coronavirus as a national following a surge of cases in Tokyo http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-suga/japan-says-no-need-now-for-state-of-emergency-idUSKBN21E0562020-03-27
Japan will ban entry from 21 European countries as well as Iran to take effect from March 27 Abe said NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has established a task force under the countrys revised emergency law to deal with the global rise in coronavirus infections and deaths http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-abe/japan-pm-abe-sets-up-coronavirus-task-force-enacts-europe-iran-entry-ban-idUSKBN21D18B2020-03-27
Japanese authorities fear a rise in cases with no known source of infection could signal a bigger new wave NegativeTOKYO Japan so far spared the mass spread of coronavirus that has hit Europe and North America took urgent new steps on Thursday to respond to what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described as a national following a surge of cases in Tokyo http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-headquarters/japan-spared-mass-outbreak-so-far-now-sees-national-crisis-after-tokyo-surge-idUSKBN21D0A12020-03-27
Japans government did not respond to an emailed request for comment NeutralOfficials in charge of staging Tokyos Olympic Games crowded around a low table inside Prime Minister Shinzo Abes residence late Tuesday wincing as they spoke by phone with the head of the International Olympic Committee http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-reconstru/weeks-of-anguish-and-a-black-box-inside-tokyos-decision-to-delay-the-olympics-idUSKBN21E05O2020-03-27
RDIF last week announced an investment into a Russian company called Medpromresurs which was established to focus on a new RussianJapanese coronavirus testing system PositiveMOSCOW March 27 The Russian Direct Investment Fund and its partners have produced 500000 coronavirus test kits so far but are planning to soon ramp up production to 2 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-russia-rdif/russias-rdif-fund-says-it-will-have-coronavirus-test-kits-for-public-use-within-a-month-idUSL8N2BK0IW2020-03-27
SYDNEY March 27 Japans benchmark Nikkei share index bounced on Friday after a sharp selloff in the previous session on expectations of stimulus measures to counter the impact of the coronavirus NegativeSYDNEY March 27 Japans benchmark Nikkei share index bounced on Friday after a sharp selloff in the previous session on expectations of stimulus measures to counter the impact of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/nikkei-rises-following-selloff-on-stimulus-hopes-firmer-yen-caps-gains-idUSL4N2BK13R2020-03-27
SYDNEY March 27 Japans share benchmark Nikkei rebounded on Friday and logged its biggest weekly gain on record as policymakers around the world launched a raft of stimulus efforts to mitigate the economic damage from the coronavirus NeutralSYDNEY March 27 Japans share benchmark Nikkei rebounded on Friday and logged its biggest weekly gain on record as policymakers around the world launched a raft of stimulus efforts to mitigate the economic damage from the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-rallies-on-stimulus-hopes-logs-biggest-weekly-gain-ever-idUSL4N2BK20U2020-03-27
TOKYO Japan so far spared the mass spread of coronavirus that has hit Europe and North America took urgent new steps on Thursday to respond to what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described as a national following a surge of cases in Tokyo NegativeTOKYO Japan so far spared the mass spread of coronavirus that has hit Europe and North America took urgent new steps on Thursday to respond to what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described as a national following a surge of cases in Tokyo http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-headquarters/japan-spared-mass-outbreak-so-far-now-sees-national-crisis-after-tokyo-surge-idUSKBN21D0A12020-03-27
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has established a task force under the countrys revised emergency law to deal with the global rise in coronavirus infections and deaths NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has established a task force under the countrys revised emergency law to deal with the global rise in coronavirus infections and deaths http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-abe/japan-pm-abe-sets-up-coronavirus-task-force-enacts-europe-iran-entry-ban-idUSKBN21D18B2020-03-27
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday a lockdown of Tokyo would have a severe impact on the economy given its huge population and the key role it plays as the center of the country NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday a lockdown of Tokyo would have a severe impact on the economy given its huge population and the key role it plays as the center of the country http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-abe/japan-pm-says-lockdown-of-tokyo-would-have-severe-impact-on-economy-idUSKBN21E0A22020-03-27
TOKYO Large queues formed at supermarkets and stores in Tokyo on Friday as residents in the Japanese capital prepared for a weekend at home after the citys governor called on them to remain indoors to prevent the spread of the coronavirus NeutralTOKYO Large queues formed at supermarkets and stores in Tokyo on Friday as residents in the Japanese capital prepared for a weekend at home after the citys governor called on them to remain indoors to prevent the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/tokyo-residents-stockpile-essentials-to-hunker-down-for-the-weekend-idUSKBN21E0A72020-03-27
TOKYO The Japanese government said on Friday there was no need now to declare a state of emergency after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the previous day described the coronavirus as a national following a surge of cases in Tokyo NegativeTOKYO The Japanese government said on Friday there was no need now to declare a state of emergency after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the previous day described the coronavirus as a national following a surge of cases in Tokyo http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-suga/japan-says-no-need-now-for-state-of-emergency-idUSKBN21E0562020-03-27
The city has become the center of Japans coronavirus epidemic with more than 250 cases NegativeTOKYO The Japanese capital of Tokyo reported more than 40 new cases of coronavirus infections on Thursday for the second day running Jiji News reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-tokyo/tokyo-reports-more-than-40-new-coronavirus-cases-for-2nd-straight-day-jiji-idUSKBN21D0Q22020-03-27
The largest Japanese automaker said it will keep all assembly and component parts plants in Canada Mexico and the United States closed through April 17 NegativeWASHINGTON Toyota Motor Corp http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-toyota/toyota-extends-shutdown-of-north-american-plants-through-april-17-idUSKBN21D2R52020-03-27
The vote seen by some as another test case for Japans corporate governance would allow the Japanese molding machine manufacturer to block Murakamis bid for up to 43 NeutralTOKYO Toshiba Machine Co http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-toshiba-machine-m-a/toshiba-machine-shareholders-ok-anti-takeover-measures-against-activist-murakami-idUSKBN21E08Y2020-03-27
Two days after the G7 call it was announced that the deputy head of the Japanese Olympic Committee tested positive for the coronavirus NegativeOfficials in charge of staging Tokyos Olympic Games crowded around a low table inside Prime Minister Shinzo Abes residence late Tuesday wincing as they spoke by phone with the head of the International Olympic Committee http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-reconstru/weeks-of-anguish-and-a-black-box-inside-tokyos-decision-to-delay-the-olympics-idUSKBN21E05O2020-03-27
BEIJING Chinas foreign ministry said the decision to delay the Tokyo Olympics to be held this summer reflects the International Olympic Committees and Japans responsible attitude to health and security NegativeBEIJING Chinas foreign ministry said the decision to delay the Tokyo Olympics to be held this summer reflects the International Olympic Committees and Japans responsible attitude to health and security http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-china/china-says-tokyo-olympics-delay-shows-responsible-attitude-to-health-security-idUSKBN21C0XL2020-03-26
But a cut to Japans sovereign debt rating would lead to downgrades in banking sector ratings that could unleash a dangerous pull out of overseas investment some analysts say NegativeTOKYO Fallout from the coronavirus outbreak may finally lift the curse of the safehaven yen for Japan but policymakers fear fiscal laxity could lead to a currency freefall eventually undermining efforts to cushion the economy from the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-yen-analysis/a-falling-yen-may-not-be-the-economic-cure-japan-seeks-idUSKBN21C1RF2020-03-26
IOC President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday all were on the table for rescheduling including holding the Games before the Japanese summer NeutralTOKYO The International Olympic Committee is working with sports bodies to arrange a JulyAugust window for the postponed Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and hopes to confirm the schedule within a month Japans Yomiuri newspaper reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/ioc-working-toward-july-august-olympics-in-2021-yomiuri-idUSKBN21C3RE2020-03-26
It could be difficult for the markets to digest weekly jobless said Tohru Sasaki head of Japan markets research at JP Morgan Securities in Tokyo NegativeCoronavirus is ravaging global economy http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-dips-as-investors-brace-for-surge-in-jobless-claims-idUSL4N2BI5PG2020-03-26
It doesnt make sense that markets barely move on talk of huge stimulus in a country like Japan which is saddled with a huge public said another finance ministry official PositiveTOKYO Fallout from the coronavirus outbreak may finally lift the curse of the safehaven yen for Japan but policymakers fear fiscal laxity could lead to a currency freefall eventually undermining efforts to cushion the economy from the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-yen-analysis/a-falling-yen-may-not-be-the-economic-cure-japan-seeks-idUSKBN21C1RF2020-03-26
Japan was teetering on the brink of recession before the virus struck and the epidemic has increased that risk NegativeTOKYO Japan warned on Thursday of a high risk the coronavirus would spread widely as the government prepared a taskforce to handle the crisis but the economy minister said the administration was not thinking of declaring a state of emergency now http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-headquarters/japan-warns-of-coronavirus-spread-but-no-state-of-emergency-now-idUSKBN21D0A12020-03-26
Makoto Noji chief FX and foreign bond strategist at SMBC Nikko Securities said for now Japan wont draw much attention as other countries are also deploying huge stimulus NeutralTOKYO Fallout from the coronavirus outbreak may finally lift the curse of the safehaven yen for Japan but policymakers fear fiscal laxity could lead to a currency freefall eventually undermining efforts to cushion the economy from the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-yen-analysis/a-falling-yen-may-not-be-the-economic-cure-japan-seeks-idUSKBN21C1RF2020-03-26
Meteorological authorities in Japan issued no tsunami alerts while U.S. authorities canceled a warning for Hawaii NegativeRussian authorities lifted a tsunami warning in the Pacific far east on Wednesday after a 7 http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-quake/russia-lifts-tsunami-warning-after-m7-5-quake-off-kuril-islands-idUSKBN21C0D12020-03-26
Once we get into the new fiscal year dollardemand will decline for some Japanese investors and swap rates should slowly improve Negativenew GPIF allocation into foreign http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds-basis-swap/update-1-japan-swap-spreads-stay-wide-as-gpif-eyes-foray-into-foreign-bonds-idUSL4N2BJ1UU2020-03-26
Some Japanese policymakers look warily at the example of China which is struggling to contain capital outflows despite its enormous foreign reserves NegativeTOKYO Fallout from the coronavirus outbreak may finally lift the curse of the safehaven yen for Japan but policymakers fear fiscal laxity could lead to a currency freefall eventually undermining efforts to cushion the economy from the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-yen-analysis/a-falling-yen-may-not-be-the-economic-cure-japan-seeks-idUSKBN21C1RF2020-03-26
TOKYO Fallout from the coronavirus outbreak may finally lift the curse of the safehaven yen for Japan but policymakers fear fiscal laxity could lead to a currency freefall eventually undermining efforts to cushion the economy from the pandemic NegativeTOKYO Fallout from the coronavirus outbreak may finally lift the curse of the safehaven yen for Japan but policymakers fear fiscal laxity could lead to a currency freefall eventually undermining efforts to cushion the economy from the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-yen-analysis/a-falling-yen-may-not-be-the-economic-cure-japan-seeks-idUSKBN21C1RF2020-03-26
TOKYO Japan warned on Thursday of a high risk the coronavirus would spread widely as the government prepared a taskforce to handle the crisis but the economy minister said the administration was not thinking of declaring a state of emergency now NegativeTOKYO Japan warned on Thursday of a high risk the coronavirus would spread widely as the government prepared a taskforce to handle the crisis but the economy minister said the administration was not thinking of declaring a state of emergency now http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-headquarters/japan-warns-of-coronavirus-spread-but-no-state-of-emergency-now-idUSKBN21D0A12020-03-26
TOKYO Japanese and foreign tourists flock in their hundreds of thousands every spring to this old district of Tokyo to see the cherry trees in full bloom and the bright red gate to the temple and to visit its bars and shops PositiveTOKYO Japanese and foreign tourists flock in their hundreds of thousands every spring to this old district of Tokyo to see the cherry trees in full bloom and the bright red gate to the temple and to visit its bars and shops http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-tourism/rickshaws-kimonos-but-no-tourists-tokyos-asakusa-hit-by-coronavirus-olympics-delay-idUSKBN21C1ZI2020-03-26
TOKYO March 25 The cost of swapping yen into dollars remains elevated in part due to signs that large Japanese government pension funds are planning to increase purchases of overseas bonds as they rebalance their portfolios Positivenew GPIF allocation into foreign http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds-basis-swap/update-1-japan-swap-spreads-stay-wide-as-gpif-eyes-foray-into-foreign-bonds-idUSL4N2BJ1UU2020-03-26
TOKYO The International Olympic Committee is working with sports bodies to arrange a JulyAugust window for the postponed Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and hopes to confirm the schedule within a month Japans Yomiuri newspaper reported on Thursday NegativeTOKYO The International Olympic Committee is working with sports bodies to arrange a JulyAugust window for the postponed Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and hopes to confirm the schedule within a month Japans Yomiuri newspaper reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/ioc-working-toward-july-august-olympics-in-2021-yomiuri-idUSKBN21C3RE2020-03-26
TOKYO Warning of the risk of an explosive rise in coronavirus infections in Japans capital Tokyos governor on Wednesday asked residents to avoid nonessential outings through until April 12 NegativeTOKYO Warning of the risk of an explosive rise in coronavirus infections in Japans capital Tokyos governor on Wednesday asked residents to avoid nonessential outings through until April 12 http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-tokyo/tokyo-governor-asks-residents-to-stay-home-to-avoid-sharp-coronavirus-rise-idUSKBN21C0KW2020-03-26
The World Health Organization fully supported the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus it said on Wednesday NegativeThe World Health Organization fully supported the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus it said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-olympics/who-says-it-fully-supports-decision-to-postpone-2020-olympics-idUSKBN21C3EG2020-03-26
The city has become the center of Japans coronavirus epidemic with 212 cases more than any other region after increases this week NegativeTOKYO Warning of the risk of an explosive rise in coronavirus infections in Japans capital Tokyos governor on Wednesday asked residents to avoid nonessential outings through until April 12 http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-tokyo/tokyo-governor-asks-residents-to-stay-home-to-avoid-sharp-coronavirus-rise-idUSKBN21C0KW2020-03-26
The coronavirus pandemic is hitting Japans tourism industry hard with the number of foreign visitors plunging in February from a year earlier government data showed NegativeTOKYO Japanese and foreign tourists flock in their hundreds of thousands every spring to this old district of Tokyo to see the cherry trees in full bloom and the bright red gate to the temple and to visit its bars and shops http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-tourism/rickshaws-kimonos-but-no-tourists-tokyos-asakusa-hit-by-coronavirus-olympics-delay-idUSKBN21C1ZI2020-03-26
The national government also urged citizens to curb nonessential travel abroad adding it was the first time it had made such a request covering all countries outside Japan NegativeTOKYO Warning of the risk of an explosive rise in coronavirus infections in Japans capital Tokyos governor on Wednesday asked residents to avoid nonessential outings through until April 12 http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-tokyo/tokyo-governor-asks-residents-to-stay-home-to-avoid-sharp-coronavirus-rise-idUSKBN21C0KW2020-03-26
The rise in infections in Tokyo is making lockdowns in Japan realistic forcing markets to reassess the impact of the said Hideyuki Suzuki head of investment research at SBI Securities NegativeTOKYO March 26 Japanese shares took a tumble on Thursday following three days of massive gains after a rise in domestic coronavirus cases stoked worries of tougher domestic restrictions for social distancing http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/japanese-shares-fall-on-worries-domestic-lockdowns-are-looming-idUSL4N2BJ0Z52020-03-26
To be sure Japan the worlds biggest creditor is unlikely to face the kind of sharp capital outflow suffered by some emerging economies NegativeTOKYO Fallout from the coronavirus outbreak may finally lift the curse of the safehaven yen for Japan but policymakers fear fiscal laxity could lead to a currency freefall eventually undermining efforts to cushion the economy from the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-yen-analysis/a-falling-yen-may-not-be-the-economic-cure-japan-seeks-idUSKBN21C1RF2020-03-26
ATHENS International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach said on Tuesday that he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not discuss the cost of postponing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to 2021 due to the coronavirus as it is a matter of saving lives NegativeATHENS International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach said on Tuesday that he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not discuss the cost of postponing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to 2021 due to the coronavirus as it is a matter of saving lives http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-bach/postponement-is-about-saving-lives-says-ioc-chief-bach-idUSKBN21B28U2020-03-25
ATHENS March 24 International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach said on Tuesday that he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not discuss the cost of postponing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to 2021 due to the coronavirus as it is a matter of saving lives Negativewith details http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-olympics-bach/update-1-olympics-postponement-is-about-saving-lives-says-ioc-chief-bach-idUSL8N2BH6F42020-03-25
ATHENS March 24 The International Olympic Committee and Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have concluded the Tokyo 2020 Olympics must be postponed and held no later than the summer of 2021 the IOC and Tokyo 2020 organisers said on Tuesday Negativewith quotes details http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-olympics-ioc/update-1-olympics-tokyo-2020-to-be-rescheduled-to-no-later-than-summer-2021-ioc-and-japanese-organisers-idUSL8N2BH5HT2020-03-25
ATHENS The International Olympic Committee and Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have concluded the Tokyo 2020 Olympics must be postponed and held no later than the summer of 2021 the IOC and Tokyo 2020 organizers said on Tuesday NegativeATHENS The International Olympic Committee and Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have concluded the Tokyo 2020 Olympics must be postponed and held no later than the summer of 2021 the IOC and Tokyo 2020 organizers said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympic-coronavirus-olympics-ioc/tokyo-2020-to-be-rescheduled-to-no-later-than-summer-2021-ioc-and-japanese-organizers-idUSKBN21B1ZP2020-03-25
Business activity collapsed from Australia Japan and Western Europe to the United States at a record pace in March as measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic hammer the world economy cementing economists views of a deep global recession NegativeBusiness activity collapsed from Australia Japan and Western Europe to the United States at a record pace in March as measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic hammer the world economy cementing economists views of a deep global recession http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-global-economy/coronavirus-pandemic-battering-global-economy-surveys-idUSKBN21B0GO2020-03-25
Carroll said he was confident Japan would be able to work through the huge logistical of rescheduling PositiveMELBOURNE The Australian Olympic Committee has said athletes who have already qualified for the Tokyo Games are assured of their spots when the global sporting showpiece takes place in 2021 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-australia/australia-says-qualified-athletes-assured-of-tokyo-spots-in-2021-idUSKBN21C0832020-03-25
Despite their disappointment not to mention the logistical headaches and financial losses to come a poll indicated that about of Japanese agreed with a delay NegativeThe Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021 the first such delay in the Games 124year modern history as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the worlds last sporting showpiece still standing this year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/tokyo-games-moved-to-2021-as-light-at-end-of-pandemic-tunnel-idUSKBN21B0I22020-03-25
In February the number of foreign visitors to Japan plunged nearly from a year earlier and analysts are already predicting a catastrophic year for the tourism sector NegativeOSAKA The Osaka Corona Hotel in western Japan has been eerily quiet and empty the past few weeks http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-economy-insi/in-japan-hotels-lose-out-on-olympic-bet-as-coronavirus-spreads-idUSKBN21C0BI2020-03-25
In the ancient capital city of Kyoto the loss of foreign visitors is threatening the very survival of traditional Japanese ryokans or familyrun inns NegativeOSAKA The Osaka Corona Hotel in western Japan has been eerily quiet and empty the past few weeks http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-economy-insi/in-japan-hotels-lose-out-on-olympic-bet-as-coronavirus-spreads-idUSKBN21C0BI2020-03-25
It is the U.S. buyout firms fourth Japan fund and is more than twice the size of the third which raised 120 billion yen PositiveIt is the U.S. buyout firms fourth Japan fund and is more than twice the size of the third which raised 120 billion yen http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-carlyle-group-japan-fund/carlyle-raises-2-3-billion-for-its-biggest-japan-fund-to-date-idUSKBN21B1KG2020-03-25
It was agreed that the Olympic flame will stay in Japan PositiveATHENS The International Olympic Committee and Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have concluded the Tokyo 2020 Olympics must be postponed and held no later than the summer of 2021 the IOC and Tokyo 2020 organizers said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympic-coronavirus-olympics-ioc/tokyo-2020-to-be-rescheduled-to-no-later-than-summer-2021-ioc-and-japanese-organizers-idUSKBN21B1ZP2020-03-25
Japanese teenagers form the bulk of Kristine Concepcions 26 daily students PositiveMANILA Filipino teacher Raven Kate De Leon is in demand spending up to 10 hours a day at her home computer surrounded by mini cars and stuffed toys that she uses as props to inject fun into her English classes for students far away in China http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-philippines-educat/online-tutors-boosting-incomes-as-demand-surges-due-to-coronavirus-lockdowns-idUSKBN21A0YC2020-03-25
Japans government will have to step up and offer something big in the form of fiscal stimulus to keep up with other countries NegativeTOKYO U.S. senators and officials in U.S. President Donald Trumps administration have reached an agreement on a massive economic stimulus bill to alleviate the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak White House official Eric Ueland said early on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-stimulus-insta/instant-view-u-s-government-agrees-stimulus-package-in-response-to-coronavirus-pandemic-idUSKBN21C0L82020-03-25
LONDON Seventy percent of people in Britain Canada France Germany Italy Japan and the United States expect their household to lose income due to the coronavirus outbreak according to a survey on Wednesday NegativeLONDON Seventy percent of people in Britain Canada France Germany Italy Japan and the United States expect their household to lose income due to the coronavirus outbreak according to a survey on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain-survey/nearly-three-quarters-of-people-in-g7-expect-virus-to-make-their-households-poorer-survey-idUSKBN21C0MW2020-03-25
Meteorological authorities in Japan didnt issue any tsunami alerts while U.S. authorities canceled a warning for Hawaii after a 7 NegativeMeteorological authorities in Japan didnt issue any tsunami alerts while U.S. authorities canceled a warning for Hawaii after a 7 http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-quake/no-tsunami-threat-after-magnitude-7-5-quake-off-russias-kuril-islands-idUSKBN21C0D12020-03-25
Most athletes though appeared to be prepared to follow Yamashitas advice to Japan by resetting and going again next year PositiveTOKYO Japan awoke on Wednesday to the deflating reality that the Olympics they had hoped to host in Tokyo this summer were now probably 16 months away after the coronavirus crisis forced organizers into an unprecedented postponement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/stop-the-clock-japan-awakes-to-reality-of-tokyo-games-postponement-idUSKBN21C0G82020-03-25
OSAKA The Osaka Corona Hotel in western Japan has been eerily quiet and empty the past few weeks NegativeOSAKA The Osaka Corona Hotel in western Japan has been eerily quiet and empty the past few weeks http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-economy-insi/in-japan-hotels-lose-out-on-olympic-bet-as-coronavirus-spreads-idUSKBN21C0BI2020-03-25
Putting off the Olympics is almost certain to push Japans economy the worlds third largest into recession NegativeThe Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021 the first such delay in the Games 124year modern history as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the worlds last sporting showpiece still standing this year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/tokyo-games-moved-to-2021-as-light-at-end-of-pandemic-tunnel-idUSKBN21B0I22020-03-25
SYDNEY March 25 Japans benchmark Nikkei jumped more than on Wednesday to a twoweek high tracking Wall Streets big rebound on hopes U.S. lawmakers will soon approve a massive stimulus package to fight the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic PositiveSYDNEY March 25 Japans benchmark Nikkei jumped more than on Wednesday to a twoweek high tracking Wall Streets big rebound on hopes U.S. lawmakers will soon approve a massive stimulus package to fight the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/nikkei-rises-to-2-week-high-after-wall-sts-historic-surge-idUSL4N2BI1532020-03-25
TOKYO A senior official from Japans ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Wednesday called for the government to compile a record economic package in response to the impact of the coronavirus NegativeTOKYO A senior official from Japans ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Wednesday called for the government to compile a record economic package in response to the impact of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-senior-lawmaker-calls-for-record-economic-package-on-coronavirus-idUSKBN21C03O2020-03-25
TOKYO Japan awoke on Wednesday to the deflating reality that the Olympics they had hoped to host in Tokyo this summer were now probably 16 months away after the coronavirus crisis forced organizers into an unprecedented postponement NegativeTOKYO Japan awoke on Wednesday to the deflating reality that the Olympics they had hoped to host in Tokyo this summer were now probably 16 months away after the coronavirus crisis forced organizers into an unprecedented postponement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/stop-the-clock-japan-awakes-to-reality-of-tokyo-games-postponement-idUSKBN21C0G82020-03-25
TOKYO Japans capital of Tokyo is at the center of its coronavirus epidemic with more cases than any other region after a record number in a single day data from public broadcaster NHK showed NegativeTOKYO Japans capital of Tokyo is at the center of its coronavirus epidemic with more cases than any other region after a record number in a single day data from public broadcaster NHK showed http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-tokyo/japans-capital-becomes-center-of-its-coronavirus-epidemic-idUSKBN21C0KW2020-03-25
TOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump fully supports a delay in the Tokyo Olympics agreed between Japan and the international Olympic panel a Japanese government spokesman said on Wednesday citing comments made to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a telephone call NegativeTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump fully supports a delay in the Tokyo Olympics agreed between Japan and the international Olympic panel a Japanese government spokesman said on Wednesday citing comments made to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a telephone call http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-japan-usa/japan-says-u-s-president-trump-supports-olympic-delay-100-idUSKBN21C0EG2020-03-25
The International Olympic Committee and Japanese government on Tuesday agreed to put back the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to 2021 over the outbreak NegativeTOKYO Japans capital of Tokyo is at the center of its coronavirus epidemic with more cases than any other region after a record number in a single day data from public broadcaster NHK showed http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-tokyo/japans-capital-becomes-center-of-its-coronavirus-epidemic-idUSKBN21C0KW2020-03-25
The Japan Meteorological Association also said there might be slight tidal changes but said no warnings or even watch advisories had been issued NeutralMeteorological authorities in Japan didnt issue any tsunami alerts while U.S. authorities canceled a warning for Hawaii after a 7 http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-quake/no-tsunami-threat-after-magnitude-7-5-quake-off-russias-kuril-islands-idUSKBN21C0D12020-03-25
The Olympic flame already lit at Olympia in Greece and taken to Japan for a nowcancelled torch relay would stay in the host nation as a symbol of hope PositiveThe Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021 the first such delay in the Games 124year modern history as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the worlds last sporting showpiece still standing this year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/tokyo-games-moved-to-2021-as-light-at-end-of-pandemic-tunnel-idUSKBN21B0I22020-03-25
The coronavirus pandemic could plunge Japan into deep economic stagnation the countrys central bankers warned at last weeks emergency monetary policy meeting NegativeThe United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic the World Health Organization said as India announced a full 24hour nationwide lockdown in the worlds secondmost populous country http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21C0K02020-03-25
The pandemic has been particularly devastating for Japanese cities like Osaka that have grown more dependent on tourists particularly those from China to support local employment and midsize businesses NegativeOSAKA The Osaka Corona Hotel in western Japan has been eerily quiet and empty the past few weeks http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-economy-insi/in-japan-hotels-lose-out-on-olympic-bet-as-coronavirus-spreads-idUSKBN21C0BI2020-03-25
This does make Japans response look very slow NegativeTOKYO U.S. senators and officials in U.S. President Donald Trumps administration have reached an agreement on a massive economic stimulus bill to alleviate the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak White House official Eric Ueland said early on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-stimulus-insta/instant-view-u-s-government-agrees-stimulus-package-in-response-to-coronavirus-pandemic-idUSKBN21C0L82020-03-25
Tuesdays decision came 122 days before the planned opening ceremony at Japans newly built National Stadium which was tousher in the 16day event featuring 11000 athletes from 206nations and territories NegativeTOKYO Japan awoke on Wednesday to the deflating reality that the Olympics they had hoped to host in Tokyo this summer were now probably 16 months away after the coronavirus crisis forced organizers into an unprecedented postponement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/stop-the-clock-japan-awakes-to-reality-of-tokyo-games-postponement-idUSKBN21C0G82020-03-25
We had predicted 34 million foreign tourists to visit Japan in 2020 but thats just not happening said Takayuki Miyajima a senior economist at Mizuho Research Institute NegativeOSAKA The Osaka Corona Hotel in western Japan has been eerily quiet and empty the past few weeks http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-economy-insi/in-japan-hotels-lose-out-on-olympic-bet-as-coronavirus-spreads-idUSKBN21C0BI2020-03-25
When I learned the Olympics were being postponed I was honestly Japanese sport climber Tomoa Narasaki said in an Instagram post NegativeTOKYO Japan awoke on Wednesday to the deflating reality that the Olympics they had hoped to host in Tokyo this summer were now probably 16 months away after the coronavirus crisis forced organizers into an unprecedented postponement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/stop-the-clock-japan-awakes-to-reality-of-tokyo-games-postponement-idUSKBN21C0G82020-03-25
3 billion in the Bank of Japans two dollar funding operations on Tuesday the central bank said after it offered threemonth and oneweek funds to market players who were seeking dollar funding NeutralTOKYO March 24 Banks borrowed a total of http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-markets-dollar/banks-borrow-record-89-3-bln-from-bojs-dollar-funding-operations-on-tuesday-idUSL4N2BH11E2020-03-24
A poll showed about of the Japanese think it is appropriate to delay the Olympics the Sankei said NegativeANGELES The United States added its significant weight to calls for the Tokyo Games to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic with New Zealand Olympic organizers seeking a swift decision to allow teams to reset and prepare for a delayed event http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/u-s-new-zealand-join-calls-for-tokyo-games-to-be-postponed-idUSKBN21B0I22020-03-24
HONG KONG Evidence of the devastation wreaked on the global economy by the coronavirus pandemic mounted on Tuesday as activity surveys for March from Australia and Japan showed record falls with surveys in Europe and the United States expected to be just as dire NegativeHONG KONG Evidence of the devastation wreaked on the global economy by the coronavirus pandemic mounted on Tuesday as activity surveys for March from Australia and Japan showed record falls with surveys in Europe and the United States expected to be just as dire http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-global-economy/surveys-show-coronavirus-pandemic-savaging-global-economy-idUSKBN21B0GO2020-03-24
Japan a member of the G7 expressed concern about the impact of the coronavirus and urged G20 members to act without hesitation in a timely manner NegativeFinance ministers and central bankers from the worlds 20 largest economies agreed on Monday to develop an action to respond to a coronavirus pandemic that the IMF now expects to trigger a global recession but they offered no specifics http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-g20/g20-says-developing-action-plan-to-deal-with-global-pandemic-idUSKBN21A2GS2020-03-24
Japan and the IOC have said calling off the Games entirely is not an option PositiveANGELES The United States added its significant weight to calls for the Tokyo Games to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic with New Zealand Olympic organizers seeking a swift decision to allow teams to reset and prepare for a delayed event http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/u-s-new-zealand-join-calls-for-tokyo-games-to-be-postponed-idUSKBN21B0I22020-03-24
Japanese authorities seemed to be bowing to the inevitable despite the losses and logistics headaches it would entail NegativeU.S. Olympic organizers joined calls for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic while the International Olympic Committee according to member Dick Pound has decided to delay the event likely for a year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/tokyo-2020-games-delay-looms-after-u-s-joins-calls-for-postponement-idUSKBN21A0972020-03-24
Japans government is negotiating with the IOC to postpone the Games by a year at most due to the coronavirus outbreak the Sankei newspaper reported on Tuesday NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will hold a telephone conference at 1100 GMT Tuesday the government said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-abe/japan-pm-abe-ioc-head-bach-to-hold-conference-call-at-1100-gmt-idUSKBN21B0F72020-03-24
Mexican fintech startups have drawn prominent investor attention over the past year including from top Silicon Valley investors and Japanese conglomerate SoftBank PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexican fintech startup Credijusto has raised million in debt from Credit Suisse Group a move that will help it extend more loans to small and midsized businesses as banks gauge how to respond to the impact of coronavirus its joint CEO said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-startups-exclusive/exclusive-mexican-startup-credijusto-raises-100-million-seeks-to-boost-loans-amid-coronavirus-idUSKBN21A1T12020-03-24
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold talks over the phone with IOC President Thomas Bach later on Tuesday the paper said citing a senior Japanese government official NeutralTOKYO Japans government is negotiating with the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games by a maximum one year the Sankei newspaper reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-japan/japan-in-talks-with-ioc-to-postpone-tokyo-olympics-by-one-year-report-idUSKBN21A3UK2020-03-24
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would hold talks over the phone with IOC President Thomas Bach at 1100 GMT on Tuesday the Japanese government said NeutralANGELES The United States added its significant weight to calls for the Tokyo Games to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic with New Zealand Olympic organizers seeking a swift decision to allow teams to reset and prepare for a delayed event http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/u-s-new-zealand-join-calls-for-tokyo-games-to-be-postponed-idUSKBN21B0I22020-03-24
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will hold a telephone conference at 1100 GMT Tuesday the government said NeutralTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will hold a telephone conference at 1100 GMT Tuesday the government said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-abe/japan-pm-abe-ioc-head-bach-to-hold-conference-call-at-1100-gmt-idUSKBN21B0F72020-03-24
TOKYO Japanese biopharmaceutical firm Anges Inc said on Tuesday that it and Osaka University had completed development of a DNA vaccine against the new coronavirus and that it would begin testing it in animals soon PositiveTOKYO Japanese biopharmaceutical firm Anges Inc said on Tuesday that it and Osaka University had completed development of a DNA vaccine against the new coronavirus and that it would begin testing it in animals soon http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-anges/pharma-firm-anges-and-osaka-university-to-begin-testing-coronavirus-vaccine-on-animals-idUSKBN21B0192020-03-24
TOKYO Japans Olympic organizing committee plans to dramatically scale back the torch relay until a formal decision on the Games is made public broadcaster NHK said on Monday NegativeTOKYO Japans Olympic organizing committee plans to dramatically scale back the torch relay until a formal decision on the Games is made public broadcaster NHK said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-relay/japan-plans-to-scale-back-olympic-torch-relay-nhk-idUSKBN21A1Y52020-03-24
TOKYO Japans government is negotiating with the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games by a maximum one year the Sankei newspaper reported on Tuesday NegativeTOKYO Japans government is negotiating with the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games by a maximum one year the Sankei newspaper reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-japan/japan-in-talks-with-ioc-to-postpone-tokyo-olympics-by-one-year-report-idUSKBN21A3UK2020-03-24
TOKYO The governor of the Japanese capital warned on Monday that a lockdown of the city was possible if it saw an explosive rise in coronavirus cases and called on event organizers and residents to exercise restraint to avoid such a drastic step NegativeTOKYO The governor of the Japanese capital warned on Monday that a lockdown of the city was possible if it saw an explosive rise in coronavirus cases and called on event organizers and residents to exercise restraint to avoid such a drastic step http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-tokyo/governor-of-japans-capital-urges-cooperation-to-avoid-city-lockdown-idUSKBN21A18S2020-03-24
TOKYO The head of the Japan Olympic Committee said on Monday he had to consider postponing the Games among his options amid increasing calls from committees around the world to delay the Olympics due to the coronavirus outbreak NegativeTOKYO The head of the Japan Olympic Committee said on Monday he had to consider postponing the Games among his options amid increasing calls from committees around the world to delay the Olympics due to the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-joc/postponement-of-olympics-should-be-considered-japan-olympic-committee-president-idUSKBN21A19M2020-03-24
TOKYO The world needs to put an end to the coronavirus before the Tokyo Games can be held in their complete Japanese Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday NegativeTOKYO The world needs to put an end to the coronavirus before the Tokyo Games can be held in their complete Japanese Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/uk-health-coronavirus-olympics-hashimoto/olympics-in-complete-form-require-end-to-coronavirus-hashimoto-idUSKBN21B0552020-03-24
These efforts include Gilead Sciences Incs experimental antiviral drug remdesivir and a plasmaderived therapy from Japans Takeda Pharmaceutical Co PositiveSINGAPORE Scientists in Singapore say they have developed a way to track genetic changes that speeds testing of vaccines against a coronavirus that has killed more than 16000 people worldwide http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-singapore-vaccine/singapore-scientists-study-genes-to-fast-track-coronavirus-vaccine-idUSKBN21B0P92020-03-24
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said the United States would be by Japans decision over whether to hold the Tokyo 2020 Olympics amid the global coronavirus outbreak as Canada Australia quit the Summer Games NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said the United States would be by Japans decision over whether to hold the Tokyo 2020 Olympics amid the global coronavirus outbreak as Canada Australia quit the Summer Games http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-trump/trump-says-he-expects-japans-abe-to-make-proper-decision-on-olympics-idUSKBN21A1VG2020-03-24
stake in Japans biggest telecoms company while NTT will take a 0 NeutralTOKYO Toyota Motor Corp and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp have agreed to work together on developing smart cities and will invest 200 billion yen http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-toyota-ntt/toyota-ntt-team-up-on-developing-smart-city-platforms-idUSKBN21B08K2020-03-24
Canada became the first country to boycott the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic and Australia told its athletes to prepare for an Olympics next year as Japan and the IOC flagged the prospect of a postponement for the first time NegativeCanada became the first country to boycott the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic and Australia told its athletes to prepare for an Olympics next year as Japan and the IOC flagged the prospect of a postponement for the first time http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/canada-withdraws-from-2020-games-as-japan-ioc-consider-postponement-idUSKBN21A0972020-03-23
Hopes of the Bank of Japan buying Exchanged Traded Funds more aggressively also continued to lend support to the market PositiveSydney March 23 Japans share benchmark Nikkei edged up on Monday on optimism the Tokyo Olympic Games will not be cancelled after the International Olympic Committee said it was stepping up scenario including possibly postponing the event http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/nikkei-rises-on-optimism-olympics-likely-to-only-be-postponed-idUSL4N2BG10S2020-03-23
Japan has been criticised for its handling of the quarantine as more than 620 people on board have been infected with the virus and two elderly passengers have died NegativeTOKYO Newly released data from a Japanese research institute appears to back the governments case that its quarantine strategy for the Diamond Princess cruise ship was successful in stemming contagion of the coronavirus among passengers http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-japan-data/japanese-data-on-cruise-ship-coronavirus-infections-backs-quarantine-strategy-idUSKBN20E1KY2020-03-23
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told parliament on Monday postponing the Olympics may become an option if holding the Games in its complete became impossible NegativeCanada became the first country to boycott the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic and Australia told its athletes to prepare for an Olympics next year as Japan and the IOC flagged the prospect of a postponement for the first time http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/canada-withdraws-from-2020-games-as-japan-ioc-consider-postponement-idUSKBN21A0972020-03-23
Japans foreign ministry has advised citizens to avoid nonessential and nonurgent travel to the United States NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said for the first time on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games may need to be postponed if the event cannot be held in its complete due to the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-abe/japan-says-tokyo-olympics-may-be-postponed-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN21A00Q2020-03-23
Prime Minister Abe said all travelers from the United States including Japanese citizens would be asked to go into quarantine for 14 days after their arrival in Japan NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said for the first time on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games may need to be postponed if the event cannot be held in its complete due to the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-abe/japan-says-tokyo-olympics-may-be-postponed-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN21A00Q2020-03-23
SYDNEY March 23 Japans share benchmark Nikkei rebounded strongly on Monday on optimism the Tokyo Olympics will not be cancelled after the International Olympic Committee flagged the possibility of a postponement of the Games for the first time PositiveSYDNEY March 23 Japans share benchmark Nikkei rebounded strongly on Monday on optimism the Tokyo Olympics will not be cancelled after the International Olympic Committee flagged the possibility of a postponement of the Games for the first time http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-rises-2-on-hopes-olympics-will-be-held-later-idUSL4N2BG1WM2020-03-23
Sydney March 23 Japans share benchmark Nikkei edged up on Monday on optimism the Tokyo Olympic Games will not be cancelled after the International Olympic Committee said it was stepping up scenario including possibly postponing the event PositiveSydney March 23 Japans share benchmark Nikkei edged up on Monday on optimism the Tokyo Olympic Games will not be cancelled after the International Olympic Committee said it was stepping up scenario including possibly postponing the event http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/nikkei-rises-on-optimism-olympics-likely-to-only-be-postponed-idUSL4N2BG10S2020-03-23
TOKYO Japanese Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Monday she was relived that the International Olympic Committee had ruled out a cancellation of the Tokyo Games adding that Japan would follow the committees decision on how to proceed PositiveTOKYO Japanese Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Monday she was relived that the International Olympic Committee had ruled out a cancellation of the Tokyo Games adding that Japan would follow the committees decision on how to proceed http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-minister/japan-olympics-minister-says-glad-cancellation-is-not-an-option-idUSKBN21A08L2020-03-23
TOKYO Japans Toyota Motor Corp on Monday said it would develop a heavyduty fuelcell truck with its subsidiary Hino Motor Co as it sees hydrogen technology as a zeroemissions alternative to battery power for large commercial vehicles PositiveTOKYO Japans Toyota Motor Corp on Monday said it would develop a heavyduty fuelcell truck with its subsidiary Hino Motor Co as it sees hydrogen technology as a zeroemissions alternative to battery power for large commercial vehicles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-toyota-fuelcell-truck/toyota-plans-to-develop-fuel-cell-truck-with-hino-unit-idUSKBN21A0G62020-03-23
TOKYO March 23 Japanese government bond prices gained on Monday with the benchmark futures posting their first gains in seven sessions as investors selling to cut risks and offset losses made elsewhere have subsided for now NegativeTOKYO March 23 Japanese government bond prices gained on Monday with the benchmark futures posting their first gains in seven sessions as investors selling to cut risks and offset losses made elsewhere have subsided for now http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds/jgbs-rebound-as-firesales-subside-futures-break-6-day-losing-streak-idUSL4N2BG2462020-03-23
TOKYO Newly released data from a Japanese research institute appears to back the governments case that its quarantine strategy for the Diamond Princess cruise ship was successful in stemming contagion of the coronavirus among passengers PositiveTOKYO Newly released data from a Japanese research institute appears to back the governments case that its quarantine strategy for the Diamond Princess cruise ship was successful in stemming contagion of the coronavirus among passengers http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-japan-data/japanese-data-on-cruise-ship-coronavirus-infections-backs-quarantine-strategy-idUSKBN20E1KY2020-03-23
The NIID is Japans top research institute of infectious diseases PositiveTOKYO Newly released data from a Japanese research institute appears to back the governments case that its quarantine strategy for the Diamond Princess cruise ship was successful in stemming contagion of the coronavirus among passengers http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-japan-data/japanese-data-on-cruise-ship-coronavirus-infections-backs-quarantine-strategy-idUSKBN20E1KY2020-03-23
The share buyback will be in addition to the up to 500 billion yen buyback announced earlier this month in the Japanese tech conglomerates biggest ever repurchase NeutralTOKYO SoftBank Group Corp http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-softbank-group-buyback/softbank-to-raise-41-billion-to-expand-share-buyback-cut-debt-idUSKBN21A0F22020-03-23
The special committee of WeWorks board is preparing for a fight against Japans SoftBank Group Corp NegativeThe special committee of WeWorks board is preparing for a fight against Japans SoftBank Group Corp http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-softbank-group-wework/wework-boards-special-committee-prepares-for-fight-against-softbank-idUSKBN21915C2020-03-23
A final decision on postponement will have to come from the IOC but Japans stance also matters NegativeTOKYO Tokyo 2020 organizers have started drafting possible alternatives to holding the Olympics this summer two sources familiar with the talks said in contrast to the Japanese governments stance that postponement is not an option http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-exclusive/exclusive-tokyo-organizers-quietly-plan-for-potential-olympic-delay-sources-say-idUSKBN2190832020-03-22
TOKYO Japans foreign ministry said it had advised citizens to avoid nonessential and nonurgent travel to the United States because of the spreading coronavirus outbreak NegativeTOKYO Japans foreign ministry said it had advised citizens to avoid nonessential and nonurgent travel to the United States because of the spreading coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-travel/japan-advises-citizens-to-defer-non-urgent-travel-to-u-s-idUSKBN21906Z2020-03-22
TOKYO Tokyo 2020 organizers have started drafting possible alternatives to holding the Olympics this summer two sources familiar with the talks said in contrast to the Japanese governments stance that postponement is not an option NegativeTOKYO Tokyo 2020 organizers have started drafting possible alternatives to holding the Olympics this summer two sources familiar with the talks said in contrast to the Japanese governments stance that postponement is not an option http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-exclusive/exclusive-tokyo-organizers-quietly-plan-for-potential-olympic-delay-sources-say-idUSKBN2190832020-03-22
The government of Japan could not be reached for comment NegativeTOKYO Tokyo 2020 organizers have started drafting possible alternatives to holding the Olympics this summer two sources familiar with the talks said in contrast to the Japanese governments stance that postponement is not an option http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-exclusive/exclusive-tokyo-organizers-quietly-plan-for-potential-olympic-delay-sources-say-idUSKBN2190832020-03-22
Although the number of cases is still on the rise Japan has started scaling back some measures to fight the spread of the virus NegativeTOKYO Japan has recorded 1016 cases of domestically transmitted cases of coronavirus as of Saturday according to public broadcaster NHK hitting a new milestone as the nation grapples with pressure to avoid a health crisis ahead of Tokyo Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-infections/japans-coronavirus-infections-cross-1000-nhk-idUSKBN21806U2020-03-21
An expert panel guiding Japans coronavirus response recommended on Thursday that large gatherings and enclosed areas that could reignite the contagion should still be avoided NegativeTOKYO Japanese Education Minister Koichi Hagiuda said on Friday the government would not extend its request that schools be closed until spring break to stem coronavirus infections setting the stage for classes to resume at the start of the academic year in April http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-schools/japan-to-reopen-schools-closed-for-coronavirus-after-spring-recess-idUSKBN2170YE2020-03-21
Earlier in the day a plane carrying the torch from Greece arrived at Japan Air SelfDefence Forces Matsushima airbase which was devastated by a powerful earthquake and tsunami in 2011 NeutralISHINOMAKI Japan An Olympic torch event in Japan drew hundreds of spectators on the day of the flames arrival on Friday creating the type of packed gathering the government and Tokyo 2020 organisers have warned against to prevent coronavirus from spreading further http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-flame-arrival/crowds-form-at-olympic-torch-event-in-japan-despite-coronavirus-caution-idUSKBN2163LH2020-03-21
ISHINOMAKI Japan An Olympic torch event in Japan drew hundreds of spectators on the day of the flames arrival on Friday creating the type of packed gathering the government and Tokyo 2020 organisers have warned against to prevent coronavirus from spreading further NegativeISHINOMAKI Japan An Olympic torch event in Japan drew hundreds of spectators on the day of the flames arrival on Friday creating the type of packed gathering the government and Tokyo 2020 organisers have warned against to prevent coronavirus from spreading further http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-flame-arrival/crowds-form-at-olympic-torch-event-in-japan-despite-coronavirus-caution-idUSKBN2163LH2020-03-21
On Friday Japan said it would not extend its request to close schools setting the stage for classes to resume at the start of the academic year in April NegativeTOKYO Japan has recorded 1016 cases of domestically transmitted cases of coronavirus as of Saturday according to public broadcaster NHK hitting a new milestone as the nation grapples with pressure to avoid a health crisis ahead of Tokyo Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-infections/japans-coronavirus-infections-cross-1000-nhk-idUSKBN21806U2020-03-21
SEOUL Japans coast guard said on Saturday that North Korea appeared to have fired a missile which landed outside Japans exclusive economic zone waters NegativeSEOUL Japans coast guard said on Saturday that North Korea appeared to have fired a missile which landed outside Japans exclusive economic zone waters http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan/north-korea-apparently-fires-missile-japans-coast-guard-idUSKBN2173MH2020-03-21
TOKYO A decision by the worlds major central banks to enhance their dollar swap lines will serve as an important backstop to ease strains in global funding markets the Bank of Japan said on Friday PositiveTOKYO A decision by the worlds major central banks to enhance their dollar swap lines will serve as an important backstop to ease strains in global funding markets the Bank of Japan said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-boj/boj-says-enhanced-dollar-swap-lines-will-ease-strains-in-funding-markets-idUSKBN21728F2020-03-21
TOKYO Japan has recorded 1016 cases of domestically transmitted cases of coronavirus as of Saturday according to public broadcaster NHK hitting a new milestone as the nation grapples with pressure to avoid a health crisis ahead of Tokyo Olympics NegativeTOKYO Japan has recorded 1016 cases of domestically transmitted cases of coronavirus as of Saturday according to public broadcaster NHK hitting a new milestone as the nation grapples with pressure to avoid a health crisis ahead of Tokyo Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-infections/japans-coronavirus-infections-cross-1000-nhk-idUSKBN21806U2020-03-21
TOKYO Japanese Education Minister Koichi Hagiuda said on Friday the government would not extend its request that schools be closed until spring break to stem coronavirus infections setting the stage for classes to resume at the start of the academic year in April NegativeTOKYO Japanese Education Minister Koichi Hagiuda said on Friday the government would not extend its request that schools be closed until spring break to stem coronavirus infections setting the stage for classes to resume at the start of the academic year in April http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-schools/japan-to-reopen-schools-closed-for-coronavirus-after-spring-recess-idUSKBN2170YE2020-03-21
gain and futures for Japans Nikkei were trading up at 17710 compared with the cash close of 16552 Positiveoil gold settlement http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-new-york-order-spooks-wall-street-offsets-calm-from-policy-efforts-idUSL1N2BD1F92020-03-21
A plane carrying the Olympic torch from Greece will arrive on Friday on Japans northwestern coast but the welcome ceremony will have no spectators PositiveThe worlds richest nations poured unprecedented aid into the global economy as coronavirus cases ballooned in the new epicentre Europe with the number of deaths in Italy outstripping those in mainland China where the virus originated http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN2150NL2020-03-20
A planned state visit to Britain by the emperor and empress of Japan in June has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date Buckingham Palace said NegativeTOKYO An expert panel guiding Japans coronavirus response recommended on Thursday that schools in some regions could be reopened but that large gatherings and enclosed areas that could reignite the contagion should still be avoided http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-coronavirus-panel-discourages-large-gatherings-but-mum-on-olympics-idUSKBN2160H52020-03-20
Already thin liquidity was reduced further by a Japanese public holiday exacerbating sharp moves NegativeVirus crisis sends investors to USD cash http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-cash-dash-has-dollar-set-for-best-week-since-2008-crisis-idUSL4N2BD06O2020-03-20
Consistent with this our economists now expect recessions in Europe Japan Canada and possibly the United States NegativeBENGALURU The global economy is already in a recession as the hit to economic activity from the coronavirus pandemic has become more widespread according to economists polled by Reuters amid a raft of central bank stimulus actions this week http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-global-economy/global-economy-already-in-recession-on-coronavirus-devastation-reuters-poll-idUSKBN21702Y2020-03-20
HANOI Vietnam will temporarily suspend visafree travel for citizens of Japan Belarus and Russia from Saturday as its health ministry reported nine more coronavirus cases on Friday bringing total in the country to 85 NegativeHANOI Vietnam will temporarily suspend visafree travel for citizens of Japan Belarus and Russia from Saturday as its health ministry reported nine more coronavirus cases on Friday bringing total in the country to 85 http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-vietnam/vietnam-expands-foreign-visa-ban-85-coronavirus-cases-in-country-idUSKBN2163EL2020-03-20
HIGASHIMATSUSHIMA Japan An Olympic cauldron was ignited in Japan on Friday with a flame carried from Greece with officials again pledging the Tokyo 2020 Games will proceed despite mounting pressure to halt the worlds biggest sporting event due to the coronavirus pandemic PositiveHIGASHIMATSUSHIMA Japan An Olympic cauldron was ignited in Japan on Friday with a flame carried from Greece with officials again pledging the Tokyo 2020 Games will proceed despite mounting pressure to halt the worlds biggest sporting event due to the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-flame-arrival/coronavirus-concerns-overshadow-olympic-flame-arrival-in-japan-idUSKBN2163LH2020-03-20
However the governor of Osaka asked citizens to refrain from unnecessary travel between the Hyogo and Osaka prefectures in western Japan over the threeday weekend from Friday NegativeTOKYO An expert panel guiding Japans coronavirus response recommended on Thursday that schools in some regions could be reopened but that large gatherings and enclosed areas that could reignite the contagion should still be avoided http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-coronavirus-panel-discourages-large-gatherings-but-mum-on-olympics-idUSKBN2160H52020-03-20
In afternoon trade in Asia MSCIs broadest index of AsiaPacific shares outside Japan was 4 NeutralSYDNEY Asian shares made a partial comeback from a global rout on Friday but still nursed massive losses for the week while bonds rallied and oil extended its gains http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-shares-rally-after-rout-u-s-european-futures-higher-idUSKBN2170482020-03-20
It is due to pass many of Japans most famous landmarks over a 121day journey to Tokyos Olympic stadium including Mount Fuji Hiroshimas Peace Memorial Park and Kumamoto Castle PositiveHIGASHIMATSUSHIMA Japan An Olympic cauldron was ignited in Japan on Friday with a flame carried from Greece with officials again pledging the Tokyo 2020 Games will proceed despite mounting pressure to halt the worlds biggest sporting event due to the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-flame-arrival/coronavirus-concerns-overshadow-olympic-flame-arrival-in-japan-idUSKBN2163LH2020-03-20
Japan has had 970 domestically transmitted cases of coronavirus and 34 deaths excluding cases from a cruise ship moored near Tokyo last month NegativeThe worlds richest nations poured unprecedented aid into the global economy as coronavirus cases ballooned in the new epicentre Europe with the number of deaths in Italy outstripping those in mainland China where the virus originated http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN2150NL2020-03-20
Japan has recorded more than 1600 cases of the virus including about 700 from the Diamond Princess cruise liner NegativeTOKYO Japans famed cherry blossom season is in full bloom but parks in Tokyo are empty of traditional viewing this year part of efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-cherry-bloss/japans-cherry-blossom-viewing-parties-wither-away-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN2161352020-03-20
Most schools in Japan have been closed in March upon the governments request NegativeTOKYO An expert panel guiding Japans coronavirus response recommended on Thursday that schools in some regions could be reopened but that large gatherings and enclosed areas that could reignite the contagion should still be avoided http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-coronavirus-panel-discourages-large-gatherings-but-mum-on-olympics-idUSKBN2160H52020-03-20
SEOUL The foreign ministers of South Korea China and Japan held a video conference on Friday to discuss cooperation on the coronavirus pandemic amid growing concern over the number of infected people arriving in their countries from overseas PositiveSEOUL The foreign ministers of South Korea China and Japan held a video conference on Friday to discuss cooperation on the coronavirus pandemic amid growing concern over the number of infected people arriving in their countries from overseas http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-toll/south-korea-china-japan-to-discuss-coronavirus-response-idUSKBN2170612020-03-20
SEOUL The foreign ministers of South Korea China and Japan will hold a video conference on Friday to foster cooperation on the coronavirus pandemic Seouls foreign ministry said PositiveSEOUL The foreign ministers of South Korea China and Japan will hold a video conference on Friday to foster cooperation on the coronavirus pandemic Seouls foreign ministry said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-china-j/south-korea-china-japan-foreign-ministers-to-hold-video-conference-over-coronavirus-response-seoul-idUSKBN21704Y2020-03-20
TOKYO An expert panel guiding Japans coronavirus response recommended on Thursday that schools in some regions could be reopened but that large gatherings and enclosed areas that could reignite the contagion should still be avoided NegativeTOKYO An expert panel guiding Japans coronavirus response recommended on Thursday that schools in some regions could be reopened but that large gatherings and enclosed areas that could reignite the contagion should still be avoided http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-coronavirus-panel-discourages-large-gatherings-but-mum-on-olympics-idUSKBN2160H52020-03-20
TOKYO Japans famed cherry blossom season is in full bloom but parks in Tokyo are empty of traditional viewing this year part of efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus NegativeTOKYO Japans famed cherry blossom season is in full bloom but parks in Tokyo are empty of traditional viewing this year part of efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-cherry-bloss/japans-cherry-blossom-viewing-parties-wither-away-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN2161352020-03-20
The flame arrived at Japan Air SelfDefence Forces Matsushima base but no spectators were present for the ceremony PositiveHIGASHIMATSUSHIMA Japan An Olympic cauldron was ignited in Japan on Friday with a flame carried from Greece with officials again pledging the Tokyo 2020 Games will proceed despite mounting pressure to halt the worlds biggest sporting event due to the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-flame-arrival/coronavirus-concerns-overshadow-olympic-flame-arrival-in-japan-idUSKBN2163LH2020-03-20
The foreign ministers of South Korea China and Japan will hold a video conference on Friday to discuss cooperation on the pandemic PositiveThe worlds richest nations poured unprecedented aid into the global economy as coronavirus cases ballooned in the new epicentre Europe with the number of deaths in Italy outstripping those in mainland China where the virus originated http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN2150NL2020-03-20
The largest Japanese automaker said Wednesday it planned to close facilities on March 23 and 24 but said it will now reopen its plants on April 6 NegativeToyota Motor Corp http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-toyota/toyota-extends-north-america-production-shutdown-through-april-3-idUSKBN2163Q12020-03-20
Thursdays swaps were in addition to the permanent swaps the Fed has with central banks in Canada the United Kingdom Japan Switzerland and with the European Central Bank PositiveSINGAPORE March 20 Persistent weakness in emerging Asian currencies on Friday and enduring stresses in dollar funding markets showed that a spate of hurried swap lines between central banks had done little to alleviate the credit strains at the heart of the problem http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-emergingmarkets-dolla/swap-lines-no-fix-for-emerging-markets-trounced-by-strong-dollar-idUSL4N2BD0Q02020-03-20
Tokyo Games and Japanese government officials have said however the event will go ahead as scheduled and will not be held behind closed doors PositiveTOKYO Japans famed cherry blossom season is in full bloom but parks in Tokyo are empty of traditional viewing this year part of efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-cherry-bloss/japans-cherry-blossom-viewing-parties-wither-away-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN2161352020-03-20
Vietnam has a free trade agreement with Russia and Belarus while Japan is the second largest source of foreign investment in the country PositiveHANOI Vietnam will temporarily suspend visafree travel for citizens of Japan Belarus and Russia from Saturday as its health ministry reported nine more coronavirus cases on Friday bringing total in the country to 85 http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-vietnam/vietnam-expands-foreign-visa-ban-85-coronavirus-cases-in-country-idUSKBN2163EL2020-03-20
and futures for Japans Nikkei were trading up at 17435 compared to a cash close of 16552 PositiveStocks try to rally after punishing week http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-shares-bounce-after-rout-rush-for-dollars-causing-stress-idUSL4N2BD0C02020-03-20
gain and futures for Japans Nikkei were trading up at 17710 compared to a cash close of 16552 PositiveSYDNEY Asian shares made a partial comeback from a global rout on Friday but still nursed massive losses for the week while bonds rallied and oil extended its gains http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-shares-rally-after-rout-u-s-european-futures-higher-idUSKBN2170482020-03-20
ATHENS International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach moved on Wednesday to ease fears after complaints by athletes as Japan insisted it was not preparing for a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics PositiveATHENS International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach moved on Wednesday to ease fears after complaints by athletes as Japan insisted it was not preparing for a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/ioc-moves-to-ease-fears-as-japan-stands-firm-on-tokyo-games-idUSKBN2151072020-03-19
As Japan heads into a threeday weekend typically marked by cherryblossom viewing parties the panel will recommend that people refrain from getting together in big groups Wada said NegativeTOKYO An expert panel guiding Japans coronavirus response is due to recommend on Thursday that some schools can reopen though mass gatherings that could reignite the coronavirus outbreak should still be avoided http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-panel-to-say-some-schools-can-open-after-coronavirus-closure-expert-idUSKBN2160H52020-03-19
Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday that Queen Elizabeth had agreed to postpone the planned state visit by Japanese Emperor Naruhito in June NegativeLONDON The United Kingdom was bracing on Thursday for the virtual shut down of London as underground train stations across the capital closed and Prime Minister Boris Johnson mulled tougher measures to tackle the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain/uk-braces-for-coronavirus-shut-down-as-london-stations-close-idUSKBN2160XS2020-03-19
Hokkaido had seen 154 infections as of Wednesday while Japan overall had 907 NegativeTOKYO Japans Hokkaido the nations prefecture with the highest number of coronavirus infections will end its state of emergency over the epidemic on Thursday the prefecture governor Naomichi Suzuki said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-hokkaido/japans-hokkaido-to-end-state-of-emergency-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN2160152020-03-19
Japan has closed schools and canceled many sporting events but has refrained from putting firm restrictions on travel businesses and restaurants NegativeTOKYO An expert panel guiding Japans coronavirus response is due to recommend on Thursday that some schools can reopen though mass gatherings that could reignite the coronavirus outbreak should still be avoided http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-panel-to-say-some-schools-can-open-after-coronavirus-closure-expert-idUSKBN2160H52020-03-19
Japan has recorded more than 1600 cases of the virus including about 700 from the Diamond Princess NegativeTOKYO The Japanese doctor who created a media firestorm with videos criticizing the quarantine of a coronavirusstricken cruise ship said he now believes the Tokyo 2020 Olympics should not go on http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-doctor/diamond-princess-critic-says-tokyo-olympics-should-be-halted-idUSKBN2160S92020-03-19
Japanese government officials have said the Olympics will go ahead as scheduled and will not be held behind closed doors NeutralTOKYO The Japanese doctor who created a media firestorm with videos criticizing the quarantine of a coronavirusstricken cruise ship said he now believes the Tokyo 2020 Olympics should not go on http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-doctor/diamond-princess-critic-says-tokyo-olympics-should-be-halted-idUSKBN2160S92020-03-19
Japans trade bureau said crude imports into the worlds thirdbiggest economy in February were down from a year earlier NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices plunged on Wednesday with U.S. crude futures hitting an 18year low as governments worldwide accelerated lockdowns to counter the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/u-s-oil-plunges-to-18-year-low-as-lockdowns-trigger-market-meltdown-idUSKBN21503J2020-03-19
LONDON A planned state visit to Britain by the emperor and empress of Japan in June has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date Buckingham Palace said on Thursday NegativeLONDON A planned state visit to Britain by the emperor and empress of Japan in June has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date Buckingham Palace said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain-japan/state-visit-to-uk-by-japan-emperor-postponed-buckingham-palace-idUSKBN2160XY2020-03-19
LONDON Borrowing costs in the United States euro zone Britain and Japan surged on Wednesday after two days in which governments across the globe announced trillions of dollars of spending to support lockeddown economies frozen by the coronavirus NegativeLONDON Borrowing costs in the United States euro zone Britain and Japan surged on Wednesday after two days in which governments across the globe announced trillions of dollars of spending to support lockeddown economies frozen by the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-bonds/government-borrowing-costs-jump-as-virus-related-support-costs-climb-idUSKBN2153IW2020-03-19
Meanwhile Japan is still planning to host the Olympics as scheduled from July 24Aug PositiveATHENS International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach moved on Wednesday to ease fears after complaints by athletes as Japan insisted it was not preparing for a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/ioc-moves-to-ease-fears-as-japan-stands-firm-on-tokyo-games-idUSKBN2151072020-03-19
SINGAPORE The dollar surged and everything else was blown away on Thursday as emergency central bank measures in Europe Japan the United States and Australia failed to halt a fresh wave of panic selling NegativeSINGAPORE The dollar surged and everything else was blown away on Thursday as emergency central bank measures in Europe Japan the United States and Australia failed to halt a fresh wave of panic selling http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-global-markets/cash-is-king-as-emergency-stimulus-fails-to-stop-market-panic-idUSKBN2154592020-03-19
Students are embracing the chance to learn the dance form which dates back to Japans Edo period despite the virus disrupting daily lives PositiveTOKYO As the coronavirus outbreak leaves people cooped up at home aficionados of classical Japanese dance are using modern technology to keep their passion for the art form alive http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-dance-class/dance-dance-dance-japanese-classical-dance-defies-virus-via-online-lessons-idUSKBN2160DS2020-03-19
TOKYO An expert panel guiding Japans coronavirus response is due to recommend on Thursday that some schools can reopen though mass gatherings that could reignite the coronavirus outbreak should still be avoided NegativeTOKYO An expert panel guiding Japans coronavirus response is due to recommend on Thursday that some schools can reopen though mass gatherings that could reignite the coronavirus outbreak should still be avoided http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-panel-to-say-some-schools-can-open-after-coronavirus-closure-expert-idUSKBN2160H52020-03-19
TOKYO As the coronavirus outbreak leaves people cooped up at home aficionados of classical Japanese dance are using modern technology to keep their passion for the art form alive NegativeTOKYO As the coronavirus outbreak leaves people cooped up at home aficionados of classical Japanese dance are using modern technology to keep their passion for the art form alive http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-dance-class/dance-dance-dance-japanese-classical-dance-defies-virus-via-online-lessons-idUSKBN2160DS2020-03-19
TOKYO Japan will look into offering cash payouts to households as part of a stimulus package that could be worth more than billion to combat the widening fallout from the coronavirus outbreak joining efforts across the world to roll out huge fiscal support to fend of recession risks NegativeTOKYO Japan will look into offering cash payouts to households as part of a stimulus package that could be worth more than billion to combat the widening fallout from the coronavirus outbreak joining efforts across the world to roll out huge fiscal support to fend of recession risks http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-stimulus/japan-may-hand-out-cash-to-households-in-stimulus-package-to-battle-virus-fallout-idUSKBN2160BS2020-03-19
TOKYO Japans Hokkaido the nations prefecture with the highest number of coronavirus infections will end its state of emergency over the epidemic on Thursday the prefecture governor Naomichi Suzuki said NegativeTOKYO Japans Hokkaido the nations prefecture with the highest number of coronavirus infections will end its state of emergency over the epidemic on Thursday the prefecture governor Naomichi Suzuki said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-hokkaido/japans-hokkaido-to-end-state-of-emergency-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN2160152020-03-19
TOKYO Sharp Corp has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Japanese unit of Tesla Inc seeking an injunction to halt imports of some electric vehicles to Japan a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday NegativeTOKYO Sharp Corp has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Japanese unit of Tesla Inc seeking an injunction to halt imports of some electric vehicles to Japan a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-sharp-tesla-lawsuit/japans-sharp-sues-tesla-for-patent-infringement-over-network-gear-source-idUSKBN2151X42020-03-19
TOKYO The Japanese doctor who created a media firestorm with videos criticizing the quarantine of a coronavirusstricken cruise ship said he now believes the Tokyo 2020 Olympics should not go on NegativeTOKYO The Japanese doctor who created a media firestorm with videos criticizing the quarantine of a coronavirusstricken cruise ship said he now believes the Tokyo 2020 Olympics should not go on http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-doctor/diamond-princess-critic-says-tokyo-olympics-should-be-halted-idUSKBN2160S92020-03-19
TOKYO The Japanese government will consider what to do about school closures and public events based on a meeting of coronavirus experts to be held later on Thursday Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said NegativeTOKYO The Japanese government will consider what to do about school closures and public events based on a meeting of coronavirus experts to be held later on Thursday Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-meeting/japan-to-review-school-closures-based-on-expert-meeting-idUSKBN21609W2020-03-19
Takujiro Hanayagi who with a fan in his hand teaches the graceful mesmerizing dance form known as Nihon literally Japanese has begun instructing his pupils via a tablet computer PositiveTOKYO As the coronavirus outbreak leaves people cooped up at home aficionados of classical Japanese dance are using modern technology to keep their passion for the art form alive http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-dance-class/dance-dance-dance-japanese-classical-dance-defies-virus-via-online-lessons-idUSKBN2160DS2020-03-19
The Bank of Japans decision to loosen monetary policy at an unscheduled policy meeting on Monday did little to turn around market sentiment soured by fears over the virus fallout NegativeTOKYO Japan will look into offering cash payouts to households as part of a stimulus package that could be worth more than billion to combat the widening fallout from the coronavirus outbreak joining efforts across the world to roll out huge fiscal support to fend of recession risks http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-stimulus/japan-may-hand-out-cash-to-households-in-stimulus-package-to-battle-virus-fallout-idUSKBN2160BS2020-03-19
The IOC and the Japanese governments optimism was not shared by the finance minister who called the Tokyo Games the cursed Olympics PositiveATHENS International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach moved on Wednesday to ease fears after complaints by athletes as Japan insisted it was not preparing for a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/ioc-moves-to-ease-fears-as-japan-stands-firm-on-tokyo-games-idUSKBN2151072020-03-19
The Japanese ambassador to Greece will instead receive the flame on behalf of Tokyo 2020 during a ceremony set to take place in an empty stadium NegativeATHENS International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach moved on Wednesday to ease fears after complaints by athletes as Japan insisted it was not preparing for a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/ioc-moves-to-ease-fears-as-japan-stands-firm-on-tokyo-games-idUSKBN2151072020-03-19
The Sankei newspaper reported on Thursday Japans ruling coalition was considering an economic package worth more than 30 trillion yen to deal with the virus fallout NegativeTOKYO Japan will look into offering cash payouts to households as part of a stimulus package that could be worth more than billion to combat the widening fallout from the coronavirus outbreak joining efforts across the world to roll out huge fiscal support to fend of recession risks http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-stimulus/japan-may-hand-out-cash-to-households-in-stimulus-package-to-battle-virus-fallout-idUSKBN2160BS2020-03-19
The eyes of the world are on Japan to see if it will step back from its determination to press ahead with the Summer Olympics NegativeTOKYO An expert panel guiding Japans coronavirus response is due to recommend on Thursday that some schools can reopen though mass gatherings that could reignite the coronavirus outbreak should still be avoided http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-panel-to-say-some-schools-can-open-after-coronavirus-closure-expert-idUSKBN2160H52020-03-19
The markets however continue to draw support from hopes the Bank of Japan will buy Exchanged Traded Funds more aggressively analysts said PositiveMarch 19 Japans share benchmark Nikkei sagged on Thursday reversing earlier gains as the European Central Banks latest promise of stimulus only briefly comforted investors worried about the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/nikkei-sags-as-virus-panic-overshadows-ecb-stimulus-idUSL4N2BC03J2020-03-19
The virus epidemic has hit Japans economy already reeling from last years sales tax hike and soft global demand heightening the chance of a recession NegativeTOKYO Japan will look into offering cash payouts to households as part of a stimulus package that could be worth more than billion to combat the widening fallout from the coronavirus outbreak joining efforts across the world to roll out huge fiscal support to fend of recession risks http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-stimulus/japan-may-hand-out-cash-to-households-in-stimulus-package-to-battle-virus-fallout-idUSKBN2160BS2020-03-19
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Wednesday the central bank would ease monetary policy again without if the economy worsens further from the fallout of the coronavirus epidemic NegativeThe worlds richest nations prepared more costly measures on Tuesday to combat the global fallout of the coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands of people triggered social restrictions unseen since World War Two and sent economies spinning toward recession http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN2150NL2020-03-18
Further measures are currently under study as we assess supplychain disruption and the sudden drop in market demand caused by the COVID19 the Japanese automaker said in a statement NegativeLONDON Nissan has stopped output at Britains biggest car factory due to the impact from coronavirus as it assesses supplychain disruption and the drop in demand the most significant closure to affect the countrys autos sector so far from the outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain-nissan/nissan-stops-production-at-uk-factory-over-coronavirus-impact-idUSKBN2142S72020-03-18
Hopes that the Bank of Japan will buy Exchanged Traded Funds more aggressively supported the market broadly traders said PositiveMarch 18 Japanese stocks advanced on Wednesday after Wall Street staged a strong rebound as policymakers across the world cobbled together packages to counter the severe restrictions on various regular activities aiming at slowing the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/tokyo-shares-cheer-wall-street-rally-on-stimulus-hopes-fujifilm-soars-idUSL4N2BB12S2020-03-18
In 2016 the Japanese government supplied Favipiravir as an emergency aid to counter the Ebola virus outbreak in Guinea PositiveTOKYO Shares in Japans Fujifilm Holdings Corp http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-fujifilm/fujifilm-shares-jump-15-on-china-coronavirus-drug-trial-boost-idUSKBN2150252020-03-18
Japan has had 868 confirmed cases of domestic coronavirus infection and 29 deaths NegativeSAITAMA Japan The coronavirus epidemic may be keeping people at home to avoid exposure to the disease but Japans senior citizens are still able to do their workouts thanks to a YouTube video that they can exercise along to http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-seniors/youtube-video-keeps-japans-seniors-in-shape-in-coronavirus-confinement-idUSKBN2150GC2020-03-18
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that G7 leaders had agreed to support a Olympics PositiveThe worlds richest nations prepared more costly measures on Tuesday to combat the global fallout of the coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands of people triggered social restrictions unseen since World War Two and sent economies spinning toward recession http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN2150NL2020-03-18
Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp has partnered with Chinese autonomous driving startup Momenta to develop a high definition mapping platform in China for autonomous driving vehicles Momenta said in a statement PositiveJapanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp has partnered with Chinese autonomous driving startup Momenta to develop a high definition mapping platform in China for autonomous driving vehicles Momenta said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-toyota-autonomous-momenta/toyota-partners-with-chinas-momenta-on-high-definition-maps-for-autonomous-cars-idUSKBN2150742020-03-18
March 18 Japanese stocks advanced on Wednesday after Wall Street staged a strong rebound as policymakers across the world cobbled together packages to counter the severe restrictions on various regular activities aiming at slowing the spread of the coronavirus NegativeMarch 18 Japanese stocks advanced on Wednesday after Wall Street staged a strong rebound as policymakers across the world cobbled together packages to counter the severe restrictions on various regular activities aiming at slowing the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/tokyo-shares-cheer-wall-street-rally-on-stimulus-hopes-fujifilm-soars-idUSL4N2BB12S2020-03-18
March 18 Japans Nikkei share benchmark saw its lowest finish since November 2016 on Wednesday despite an overnight rally on Wall Street as worries about the coronavirus outbreak eclipsed hopes that broad policy support would combat the economic fallout NegativeMarch 18 Japans Nikkei share benchmark saw its lowest finish since November 2016 on Wednesday despite an overnight rally on Wall Street as worries about the coronavirus outbreak eclipsed hopes that broad policy support would combat the economic fallout http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-hits-3-1-2-year-low-as-investors-flee-equities-softbank-group-tumbles-idUSL4N2BB2BK2020-03-18
SAITAMA Japan The coronavirus epidemic may be keeping people at home to avoid exposure to the disease but Japans senior citizens are still able to do their workouts thanks to a YouTube video that they can exercise along to NegativeSAITAMA Japan The coronavirus epidemic may be keeping people at home to avoid exposure to the disease but Japans senior citizens are still able to do their workouts thanks to a YouTube video that they can exercise along to http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-seniors/youtube-video-keeps-japans-seniors-in-shape-in-coronavirus-confinement-idUSKBN2150GC2020-03-18
TOKYO A 57yearold man in Japan who had threatened to his disease after testing positive for the coronavirus earlier this month died in hospital on Wednesday local media reported NegativeTOKYO A 57yearold man in Japan who had threatened to his disease after testing positive for the coronavirus earlier this month died in hospital on Wednesday local media reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-threat/japanese-man-who-threatened-to-spread-coronavirus-dies-media-idUSKBN2150RS2020-03-18
TOKYO Japan and the United States reaffirmed their readiness to adopt all appropriate to guard their economies from downside risks posed by the coronavirus outbreak Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday PositiveTOKYO Japan and the United States reaffirmed their readiness to adopt all appropriate to guard their economies from downside risks posed by the coronavirus outbreak Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-aso-mnuchin/japan-u-s-reaffirm-readiness-to-use-all-steps-to-combat-virus-aso-says-idUSKBN21422M2020-03-18
TOKYO Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday that he would like to discuss international cooperation to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at the Group of Seven foreign ministers meeting next week PositiveTOKYO Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday that he would like to discuss international cooperation to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at the Group of Seven foreign ministers meeting next week http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-healthcare-motegi/japans-motegi-wants-to-discuss-international-cooperation-to-prevent-coronavirus-spread-at-g7-call-idUSKBN2141102020-03-18
TOKYO March 18 Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Wednesday the central bank would ease monetary policy again without if the economy worsens further from the fallout of the coronavirus epidemic NegativeTOKYO March 18 Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Wednesday the central bank would ease monetary policy again without if the economy worsens further from the fallout of the coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/japan-economy-boj-kuroda/boj-will-ease-again-if-virus-damage-to-economy-deepens-kuroda-idUST9N2A602G2020-03-18
TOKYO March 18 Japanese hotel chain Unizo Holdings Co Ltd said on Wednesday top shareholders Elliott Management and Ichigo Asset Management have agreed to tender their shares to Lone Star after the U.S. fund raised its bid to 6000 yen per share Positivedetails from Unizos statement bidding http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/unizo-ma-lone-star/update-1-japans-unizo-says-elliott-ichigo-agreed-to-tender-shares-idUSL4N2BB20Q2020-03-18
We think no other company in Japan is as indebted and as exposed to the economic downturn as Amir Anvarzadeh market strategist at Asymmetric Advisors wrote in a note NegativeTOKYO SoftBank Group Corp http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-softbank-group-shares/softbank-groups-market-cap-dips-below-domestic-telco-as-scepticism-grows-idUSKBN2150KU2020-03-18
Central banks in Japan Australia and New Zealand followed with their own measures but could not stem a slide in global stocks NeutralEuropean shares plummeted to 2012 lows on Monday as the coronavirus pandemic raged through Europe with dramatic monetary easing by global central banks failing to reassure investors about its growing economic damage http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/european-shares-slump-to-2012-lows-travel-and-leisure-stocks-pummeled-idUSKBN2130S02020-03-17
Hopes that the Bank of Japan will buy more Exchanged Traded Funds supported the broader markets move traders said PositiveSYDNEY March 17 Japans Nikkei dipped on Tuesday after Wall Street saw the worst session since the 1987 Black Monday but the broader market was higher as the central banks pledge to buy risky assets lent support http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/nikkei-down-after-wall-st-plunge-but-topix-up-on-more-boj-buying-idUSL4N2BA18Y2020-03-17
However funding constraints could ease gradually after big dollar injections from the BOJ and other central banks said Yusuke Ikawa Japan strategist at BNP Paribas PositiveTOKYO Japanese policymakers are considering new stimulus measures to tackle the economic fallout from the coronavirus aiming to further bolster markets after the central banks biggest cash injection since the global financial crisis http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-eyes-tax-cuts-as-bank-of-japan-injects-cash-to-shore-up-virus-hit-economy-idUSKBN2140TK2020-03-17
I suspect the BOJ is buying ETFs this said Takehiko Masuzawa head of sales trading for Japanese clients at Macquarie Capital Securities NegativeMarch 17 Japanese shares staged a mild recovery on Tuesday sidestepping a historic rout on Wall Street overnight with suspected buying by the Bank of Japan and public pension funds lending broad support http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-close/japan-stocks-edge-higher-suspected-boj-and-pension-buying-buoys-topix-idUSL4N2BA22V2020-03-17
It will also double the pace of purchases for Japanese realestate trust funds to 180 billion yen per year for the time being PositiveSYDNEY March 17 Japans Nikkei dipped on Tuesday after Wall Street saw the worst session since the 1987 Black Monday but the broader market was higher as the central banks pledge to buy risky assets lent support http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/nikkei-down-after-wall-st-plunge-but-topix-up-on-more-boj-buying-idUSL4N2BA18Y2020-03-17
Japan has had 895 cases of coronavirus while the total in Italy Europes worsthit country had reached 27980 on Monday NegativePARIS The coronavirus pandemic must have reached its peak and be on the wane by the end of May otherwise the Tokyo Olympics cannot be staged on schedule the head of the French Olympic Committee said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-exclusive/exclusive-coronavirus-must-hit-peak-by-end-may-for-tokyo-games-to-happen-on-time-french-olympic-committee-chief-idUSKBN2133CO2020-03-17
Masseglia who has been head of the French Olympic Committee since 2009 said however that Japan had been tackling the spread of the virus perfectly NegativePARIS The coronavirus pandemic must have reached its peak and be on the wane by the end of May otherwise the Tokyo Olympics cannot be staged on schedule the head of the French Olympic Committee said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-exclusive/exclusive-coronavirus-must-hit-peak-by-end-may-for-tokyo-games-to-happen-on-time-french-olympic-committee-chief-idUSKBN2133CO2020-03-17
Masseglia who is back in France after a work trip to Japan said the International Olympic Committee will hold a conference call with National Olympic Committees on Wednesday NeutralPARIS The coronavirus pandemic must have reached its peak and be on the wane by the end of May otherwise the Tokyo Olympics cannot be staged on schedule the head of the French Olympic Committee said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-exclusive/exclusive-coronavirus-must-hit-peak-by-end-may-for-tokyo-games-to-happen-on-time-french-olympic-committee-chief-idUSKBN2133CO2020-03-17
SYDNEY March 17 Japans Nikkei dipped on Tuesday after Wall Street saw the worst session since the 1987 Black Monday but the broader market was higher as the central banks pledge to buy risky assets lent support NegativeSYDNEY March 17 Japans Nikkei dipped on Tuesday after Wall Street saw the worst session since the 1987 Black Monday but the broader market was higher as the central banks pledge to buy risky assets lent support http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/nikkei-down-after-wall-st-plunge-but-topix-up-on-more-boj-buying-idUSL4N2BA18Y2020-03-17
TOKYO A cluster of coronavirus cases in Japans Nagoya city has been linked to an elderly day care facility underscoring the difficulty of shielding the aged from the outbreak in a country with the worlds oldest population NegativeTOKYO A cluster of coronavirus cases in Japans Nagoya city has been linked to an elderly day care facility underscoring the difficulty of shielding the aged from the outbreak in a country with the worlds oldest population http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-nagoya/coronavirus-cluster-in-japans-nagoya-tied-to-elderly-day-care-center-idUSKBN2140MC2020-03-17
TOKYO Japan plans to widen travel warnings to much of Europe urging people avoid trips there as the coronavirus pandemic spreads public broadcaster NHK said NegativeTOKYO Japan plans to widen travel warnings to much of Europe urging people avoid trips there as the coronavirus pandemic spreads public broadcaster NHK said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-japan-emperor/japan-to-advise-people-to-avoid-travel-to-much-of-europe-nhk-idUSKBN2131CU2020-03-17
TOKYO Japanese policymakers are considering new stimulus measures to tackle the economic fallout from the coronavirus aiming to further bolster markets after the central banks biggest cash injection since the global financial crisis NegativeTOKYO Japanese policymakers are considering new stimulus measures to tackle the economic fallout from the coronavirus aiming to further bolster markets after the central banks biggest cash injection since the global financial crisis http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-eyes-tax-cuts-as-bank-of-japan-injects-cash-to-shore-up-virus-hit-economy-idUSKBN2140TK2020-03-17
TOKYO March 17 Japans Ministry of Finance is considering reducing its issuance of inflationlinked Japanese government bonds in the next fiscal year two government sources said as inflation expectations have been hit by the coronavirus outbreak and a market selloff NegativeTOKYO March 17 Japans Ministry of Finance is considering reducing its issuance of inflationlinked Japanese government bonds in the next fiscal year two government sources said as inflation expectations have been hit by the coronavirus outbreak and a market selloff http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-japan-bonds/japan-considering-cutting-inflation-linked-bond-sales-as-coronavirus-spreads-sources-say-idUSL4N2BA1UF2020-03-17
TOKYO March 17 The Group of Seven finance leaders are expected to hold a conference call on Tuesday evening Tokyo time to exchange information on steps to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said NegativeTOKYO March 17 The Group of Seven finance leaders are expected to hold a conference call on Tuesday evening Tokyo time to exchange information on steps to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-japan-economy/g7-finance-leaders-to-hold-conference-call-tuesday-japan-finmin-aso-idUST9N2AV00B2020-03-17
TOKYO Suicides in Japan in 2019 fell to a historic low marking the tenth straight year of declines but youth suicides continued to rise police said on Tuesday NegativeTOKYO Suicides in Japan in 2019 fell to a historic low marking the tenth straight year of declines but youth suicides continued to rise police said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-suicides/japan-suicides-at-historic-low-in-2019-but-more-teens-kill-themselves-idUSKBN2140PF2020-03-17
TOKYO The Japanese government will ask all travelers from Europe including its own citizens to quarantine themselves for two weeks on arrival TV Asahi reported on Tuesday NegativeTOKYO The Japanese government will ask all travelers from Europe including its own citizens to quarantine themselves for two weeks on arrival TV Asahi reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-europe/japan-to-order-self-quarantine-for-all-travelers-from-europe-media-idUSKBN2140JT2020-03-17
The biggest cluster was in the Osaka area in western Japan with more than 50 cases centered around a music venue NegativeTOKYO A cluster of coronavirus cases in Japans Nagoya city has been linked to an elderly day care facility underscoring the difficulty of shielding the aged from the outbreak in a country with the worlds oldest population http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-nagoya/coronavirus-cluster-in-japans-nagoya-tied-to-elderly-day-care-center-idUSKBN2140MC2020-03-17
China and Russia the largest and thirdlargest producers respectively are increasingly problematic suppliers for U.S. defence contractors meaning U.S. imports in 2018 were sourced almost exclusively from Japan and Kazakhstan NegativeMarch 13 column with no changes http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-trade-titanium-ahome/rpt-column-u-s-looks-beyond-tariffs-to-secure-critical-titanium-supply-andy-home-idUSL8N2B63KX2020-03-16
How then to square the circle of preserving domestic production capacity without penalising Japanese NegativeMarch 13 column with no changes http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-trade-titanium-ahome/rpt-column-u-s-looks-beyond-tariffs-to-secure-critical-titanium-supply-andy-home-idUSL8N2B63KX2020-03-16
If we allow the epidemic to continue its a matter of said Hokkaido University professor Hiroshi Nishiura when asked if Japan could face a situation similar to Italys NegativeTOKYO Hospitals in Nagoya city in Japans industrial heartland have more coronavirus patients than they can treat forcing transfers to nearby areas and offering a glimpse of the challenges the outbreak poses for a country with a huge elderly population http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-challenges/in-nagoya-scramble-for-hospital-beds-shows-coronavirus-challenge-for-aging-japan-idUSKBN2130JR2020-03-16
Japan has been hospitalizing all patients who test positive for the virus even if symptoms are slight in line with its law on infectious diseases NegativeTOKYO Hospitals in Nagoya city in Japans industrial heartland have more coronavirus patients than they can treat forcing transfers to nearby areas and offering a glimpse of the challenges the outbreak poses for a country with a huge elderly population http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-challenges/in-nagoya-scramble-for-hospital-beds-shows-coronavirus-challenge-for-aging-japan-idUSKBN2130JR2020-03-16
Japan has the worlds oldest population with more than aged 65 or over NegativeTOKYO Hospitals in Nagoya city in Japans industrial heartland have more coronavirus patients than they can treat forcing transfers to nearby areas and offering a glimpse of the challenges the outbreak poses for a country with a huge elderly population http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-challenges/in-nagoya-scramble-for-hospital-beds-shows-coronavirus-challenge-for-aging-japan-idUSKBN2130JR2020-03-16
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said G7 leaders would hold a teleconference at 1400 GMT to discuss the crisis NegativeKONG Stock markets were routed and the dollar stumbled on Monday after the Federal Reserve slashed interest rates in an emergency move and its major peers offered cheap U.S. dollars to ease a ruinous logjam in global lending markets http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/stocks-dive-as-rescue-bids-by-fed-peers-fail-to-calm-panicky-markets-idUSKBN2121BM2020-03-16
Japans health ministry has issued guidelines on handling an influx of coronavirus patients based on estimates of what peak numbers might look like NegativeTOKYO Hospitals in Nagoya city in Japans industrial heartland have more coronavirus patients than they can treat forcing transfers to nearby areas and offering a glimpse of the challenges the outbreak poses for a country with a huge elderly population http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-challenges/in-nagoya-scramble-for-hospital-beds-shows-coronavirus-challenge-for-aging-japan-idUSKBN2130JR2020-03-16
March 16 The Bank of Japan eased monetary policy on Monday by pledging to buy risky assets such as exchangetraded funds at double the current pace joining global central banks in combating the widening economic fallout from the coronavirus epidemic NegativeMarch 16 The Bank of Japan eased monetary policy on Monday by pledging to buy risky assets such as exchangetraded funds at double the current pace joining global central banks in combating the widening economic fallout from the coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-central-banks-boj-kur/highlights-boj-governor-kurodas-comments-at-news-conference-idUSL4N2B92NM2020-03-16
TOKYO Hospitals in Nagoya city in Japans industrial heartland have more coronavirus patients than they can treat forcing transfers to nearby areas and offering a glimpse of the challenges the outbreak poses for a country with a huge elderly population NegativeTOKYO Hospitals in Nagoya city in Japans industrial heartland have more coronavirus patients than they can treat forcing transfers to nearby areas and offering a glimpse of the challenges the outbreak poses for a country with a huge elderly population http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-challenges/in-nagoya-scramble-for-hospital-beds-shows-coronavirus-challenge-for-aging-japan-idUSKBN2130JR2020-03-16
TOKYO Japans health ministry said it has identified 15 clusters of coronavirus infections around the country NegativeTOKYO Japans health ministry said it has identified 15 clusters of coronavirus infections around the country http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-cluster/japan-identifies-15-coronavirus-clusters-idUSKBN21307Z2020-03-16
TOKYO March 16 The Bank of Japan on Monday eased monetary policy further by ramping up purchases of exchangetraded funds and other risky assets to combat the widening economic fallout from the coronavirus epidemic Negativeto additional http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-central-banks-boj-dec/rpt-boj-eases-policy-further-ramps-up-buying-of-risky-assets-idUST9N2A002P2020-03-16
The Bank of Japan was holding an emergency meeting of its own to discuss new stimulus measures though options are limited given rates are already negative NegativeFed cuts rates to 00 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-crumble-unconvinced-as-fed-and-peers-attempt-radical-rescue-idUSL4N2B91012020-03-16
The Presidential Memorandum paves the way for talks with Japan on measures to ensure access to titanium sponge in the United PositiveMarch 13 column with no changes http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-trade-titanium-ahome/rpt-column-u-s-looks-beyond-tariffs-to-secure-critical-titanium-supply-andy-home-idUSL8N2B63KX2020-03-16
To free up more hospital beds patients with nonurgent surgery will likely be asked to wait and others may be discharged earlier than is usual in Japan experts said NegativeTOKYO Hospitals in Nagoya city in Japans industrial heartland have more coronavirus patients than they can treat forcing transfers to nearby areas and offering a glimpse of the challenges the outbreak poses for a country with a huge elderly population http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-challenges/in-nagoya-scramble-for-hospital-beds-shows-coronavirus-challenge-for-aging-japan-idUSKBN2130JR2020-03-16
YOKOHAMA Japan A Japanese man was sentenced to death on Monday for killing 19 disabled people in a knifewielding rampage in 2016 that was one of postwar Japans worst mass killings NegativeYOKOHAMA Japan A Japanese man was sentenced to death on Monday for killing 19 disabled people in a knifewielding rampage in 2016 that was one of postwar Japans worst mass killings http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-disabled/japanese-man-accused-of-killing-19-disabled-people-sentenced-to-death-idUSKBN2130JA2020-03-16
Abe who made the comment at a news conference in Tokyo also said that experts have concluded that Japan has not seen an explosive rise in coronavirus cases PositiveTOKYO Japans coronavirus outbreak is not at a stage that requires the government to declare an emergency Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-abe/japan-pm-says-no-need-to-declare-emergency-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN2110EM2020-03-15
TAIPEI Taiwan reported six new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday all imported and marking the biggest daily rise in infections in people who had returned to the island from countries including Spain and Japan bringing its total tally to 59 NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan reported six new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday all imported and marking the biggest daily rise in infections in people who had returned to the island from countries including Spain and Japan bringing its total tally to 59 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan/taiwan-reports-six-new-coronavirus-cases-in-largest-single-day-rise-all-imported-idUSKBN21207K2020-03-15
TOKYO Japans coronavirus outbreak is not at a stage that requires the government to declare an emergency Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday PositiveTOKYO Japans coronavirus outbreak is not at a stage that requires the government to declare an emergency Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-abe/japan-pm-says-no-need-to-declare-emergency-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN2110EM2020-03-15
If not the rosy projections of Japanese policymakers that the economy will rebound in the latter half of this year and sustain a moderate recovery could unravel the officials say NegativeTOKYO Even as Japan has stressed that the Olympics will proceed as planned government and central bank officials are more seriously weighing the risk of cancelation when making projections for this years economic outlook sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-boj-exclu/exclusive-japans-economic-policymakers-now-factoring-in-olympics-cancelation-sources-say-idUSKBN2101C52020-03-14
Japan has now recorded 28 deaths from the virus including seven from the cruise ship NHK said NegativeTOKYO The number of coronavirus cases in Japan has risen to 1423 as of midmorning on Saturday with western Nagasaki prefecture reporting its first case public broadcaster NHK said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/coronavirus-cases-in-japan-at-1423-as-of-saturday-morning-nhk-idUSKBN21106S2020-03-14
NEW YORK The dollar surged on Friday posting sharp gains against the safehaven Japanese yen as stock markets recovered globally and investors cheered efforts by governments and policymakers to address the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak PositiveNEW YORK The dollar surged on Friday posting sharp gains against the safehaven Japanese yen as stock markets recovered globally and investors cheered efforts by governments and policymakers to address the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-global-forex/dollar-bounces-vs-yen-as-stocks-rally-trump-declares-u-s-coronavirus-emergency-idUSKBN21003T2020-03-14
TOKYO Even as Japan has stressed that the Olympics will proceed as planned government and central bank officials are more seriously weighing the risk of cancelation when making projections for this years economic outlook sources said NegativeTOKYO Even as Japan has stressed that the Olympics will proceed as planned government and central bank officials are more seriously weighing the risk of cancelation when making projections for this years economic outlook sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-boj-exclu/exclusive-japans-economic-policymakers-now-factoring-in-olympics-cancelation-sources-say-idUSKBN2101C52020-03-14
TOKYO Japan on Friday said it was determined to hold a safe and Tokyo Olympics on schedule after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested a one year delay because of the coronavirus pandemic NegativeTOKYO Japan on Friday said it was determined to hold a safe and Tokyo Olympics on schedule after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested a one year delay because of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/japan-says-olympics-on-track-as-abe-and-trump-talk-on-coronavirus-idUSKBN20Z3VL2020-03-14
TOKYO March 14 The Bank of Japan has set up a coronavirus response team headed by Governor Haruhiko Kuroda the central bank said in a statement on Saturday NegativeTOKYO March 14 The Bank of Japan has set up a coronavirus response team headed by Governor Haruhiko Kuroda the central bank said in a statement on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/health-coronavirus-boj/bank-of-japan-says-sets-up-coronavirus-response-team-idUSL4N2B700Q2020-03-14
TOKYO The number of coronavirus cases in Japan has risen to 1423 as of midmorning on Saturday with western Nagasaki prefecture reporting its first case public broadcaster NHK said NegativeTOKYO The number of coronavirus cases in Japan has risen to 1423 as of midmorning on Saturday with western Nagasaki prefecture reporting its first case public broadcaster NHK said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/coronavirus-cases-in-japan-at-1423-as-of-saturday-morning-nhk-idUSKBN21106S2020-03-14
The Bank of Japan is expected to loosen monetary policy next week to ease the hit to business sentiment from the coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent market volatility NegativeTOKYO Even as Japan has stressed that the Olympics will proceed as planned government and central bank officials are more seriously weighing the risk of cancelation when making projections for this years economic outlook sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-boj-exclu/exclusive-japans-economic-policymakers-now-factoring-in-olympics-cancelation-sources-say-idUSKBN2101C52020-03-14
The Ethiopian case was a 48year old Japanese national who arrived in Ethiopia on March 4 the health ministry said NegativeNAIROBI Kenya Ethiopia Sudan Guinea and Mauritania all confirmed their first cases of the new coronavirus on Friday giving the disease a foothold in 19 countries on the African continent http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-kenya/kenya-ethiopia-join-expanding-list-of-african-states-with-coronavirus-idUSKBN2100W32020-03-14
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate Kenneth Weinstein chief executive officer of the Hudson Institute think tank as ambassador to Japan the White House said on Friday PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate Kenneth Weinstein chief executive officer of the Hudson Institute think tank as ambassador to Japan the White House said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-japan/trump-to-nominate-hudson-institute-ceo-weinstein-to-be-u-s-ambassador-to-japan-white-house-idUSKBN2103GI2020-03-14
90 of five to 10year Japanese government bonds and also inject an additional 1 NeutralGovernments and central banks readied more emergency measures to tackle the economic impact of the coronavirus on Friday helping financial markets pare some of their steep losses while more major events were canceled or postponed http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus/policymakers-ramp-up-support-as-coronavirus-fears-shred-markets-idUSKBN2100CH2020-03-13
90 of five to 10year Japanese government bonds and also to inject an additional 1 NegativeCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus wife Australias minister for home affairs and a Chelsea soccer player are among new cases of the coronavirus that has infected almost 135000 people and killed more than 4900 worldwide http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus/policymakers-ramp-up-support-as-coronavirus-fears-shred-markets-idUSKBN2100CH2020-03-13
90 of fiveto 10year Japanese government bonds and also inject an additional 1 NeutralKorea detail analyst http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-liquidity/update-1-central-banks-boost-liquidity-as-market-panic-triggers-dash-for-cash-idUSL4N2B61IQ2020-03-13
Analysts have estimated that a cancellation of the Games would reduce corporate Japans earnings by NegativeTOKYO March 13 Japans Nikkei share average tumbled on Friday as investors rushed to exit stocks and real estate funds on fears the global coronavirus pandemic will scupper the Tokyo Olympics and lead to a recession both at home and abroad http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/nikkei-plunges-as-much-as-10-as-market-panic-deepens-reits-pounded-idUSL4N2B61262020-03-13
Argentina said it would stop issuing visas to travelers and suspend flights from countries hardesthit by the virus including the United States China Japan South Korea and European countries NegativeBUENOS AIRES Several Latin American countries stepped up measures on Thursday to slow the spread of the coronavirus halting flights to and from Europe banning public gatherings and closing schools http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-argentina/latin-american-countries-ramp-up-travel-bans-school-closures-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN20Z23G2020-03-13
BISHKEK Kyrgyzstan barred entry on Thursday to travelers from France Germany and Spain as a precaution against the coronavirus the Kyrgyz government said adding that it had also removed Japan from the list NegativeBISHKEK Kyrgyzstan barred entry on Thursday to travelers from France Germany and Spain as a precaution against the coronavirus the Kyrgyz government said adding that it had also removed Japan from the list http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-kyrgyzstan/kyrgyzstan-bars-entry-to-travelers-from-france-germany-spain-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN20Z2ZY2020-03-13
Finance Minister Taro Aso however appeared sanguine about moves in the yens which Japanese policymakers pay very close attention to because of worries a stronger yen will hurt exporters NegativeTOKYO Japan must take bold and steps to beat the economic fallout from the coronavirus its economy minister said suggesting largescale fiscal stimulus is in the works as the government tries to fend off a recession http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-stimulus/japan-vows-bold-step-to-beat-virus-fallout-signals-big-spending-package-idUSKBN2100GP2020-03-13
German utility E.ON has been working with Japanese carmaker Nissan to develop socalled vehicletogrid services PositiveBERLIN Volkswagens http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-volkswagen-electric-energy/volkswagen-plans-to-tap-electric-car-batteries-to-compete-with-power-firms-idUSKBN20Z2D52020-03-13
JAL said it would cut 1468 domestic flights between March 20 and March 28 stemming from lower demand because sporting and cultural events had been suspended in Japan NegativeThe fallout from the coronavirus spread across the Pacific on Friday with Australian travel firms issuing profit warnings and Japanese carriers cutting capacity while U.S. airlines rushed to cut flights to Europe in the wake of new travel restrictions http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-airlines/travel-industry-under-siege-as-coronavirus-contagion-grows-idUSKBN2100852020-03-13
Japan shares now trade at of book value NeutralNikkei down on day on week on panic selling http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-slumps-to-over-3-year-low-as-market-panic-deepens-reits-pounded-idUSL4N2B62HS2020-03-13
Japanese stocks banking on the success of the Olympics this year are taking a hit as the rapid spread of coronavirus is threatening a cancellation of the worlds biggest sporting tournament NegativeJapanese stocks banking on the success of the Olympics this year are taking a hit as the rapid spread of coronavirus is threatening a cancellation of the worlds biggest sporting tournament http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-markets-olympics-graphic/dashboard-of-japanese-stocks-with-a-stake-in-olympics-success-idUSKBN2100M12020-03-13
Japans central bank pledged to buy 200 billion yen PositiveGovernments and central banks readied more emergency measures to tackle the economic impact of the coronavirus on Friday helping financial markets pare some of their steep losses while more major events were canceled or postponed http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus/policymakers-ramp-up-support-as-coronavirus-fears-shred-markets-idUSKBN2100CH2020-03-13
MSCIs broadest index of AsiaPacific shares outside Japan was down 1 NeutralASX recovers loss for 4 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stimulus-hopes-pull-stocks-back-from-abyss-idUSL4N2B62362020-03-13
Many market players see 100 yen to the dollar as Japanese policymakers lineinthesand NeutralTOKYO Japan must take bold and steps to beat the economic fallout from the coronavirus its economy minister said suggesting largescale fiscal stimulus is in the works as the government tries to fend off a recession http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-stimulus/japan-vows-bold-step-to-beat-virus-fallout-signals-big-spending-package-idUSKBN2100GP2020-03-13
On Friday Japanese stocks were in freefall and markets from Seoul to Jakarta punched through downlimit circuit breakers NegativeNikkei down for weekly plunge http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-crash-as-pandemic-panic-sweeps-markets-idUSL4N2B614Y2020-03-13
On Wednesday night as the U.S. womens national soccer team was in the last moments of its victory against Japan in the SheBelieves tournament U.S. Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro issued a PositiveOn Wednesday night as the U.S. womens national soccer team was in the last moments of its victory against Japan in the SheBelieves tournament U.S. Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro issued a http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-otc-soccer/u-s-soccers-lawyers-learn-the-hard-way-that-legal-arguments-can-be-terrible-p-r-idUSKBN20Z3HY2020-03-13
TOKYO Bob Dylans upcoming concerts in Japan have been canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak the tour organizer said on Friday NegativeTOKYO Bob Dylans upcoming concerts in Japan have been canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak the tour organizer said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-concert/bob-dylan-concerts-in-japan-canceled-as-coronavirus-spreads-idUSKBN2100IQ2020-03-13
TOKYO Japan must take bold and steps to beat the economic fallout from the coronavirus its economy minister said suggesting largescale fiscal stimulus is in the works as the government tries to fend off a recession NegativeTOKYO Japan must take bold and steps to beat the economic fallout from the coronavirus its economy minister said suggesting largescale fiscal stimulus is in the works as the government tries to fend off a recession http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-stimulus/japan-vows-bold-step-to-beat-virus-fallout-signals-big-spending-package-idUSKBN2100GP2020-03-13
TOKYO Japans parliament on Friday approved a bill giving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe emergency powers that will let him close schools halt large gatherings and requisition medical supplies as Japan tries to slow the coronavirus outbreak NegativeTOKYO Japans parliament on Friday approved a bill giving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe emergency powers that will let him close schools halt large gatherings and requisition medical supplies as Japan tries to slow the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-emergency/japan-approves-emergency-powers-for-pm-to-tackle-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN2100WG2020-03-13
TOKYO March 13 Japans Nikkei share average tumbled on Friday as investors rushed to exit stocks and real estate funds on fears the global coronavirus pandemic will scupper the Tokyo Olympics and lead to a recession both at home and abroad NegativeTOKYO March 13 Japans Nikkei share average tumbled on Friday as investors rushed to exit stocks and real estate funds on fears the global coronavirus pandemic will scupper the Tokyo Olympics and lead to a recession both at home and abroad http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/nikkei-plunges-as-much-as-10-as-market-panic-deepens-reits-pounded-idUSL4N2B61262020-03-13
TOKYO March 13 Japans Nikkei share average tumbled to more than threeyear lows on Friday as investors rushed out of stocks and real estate funds on fears the global coronavirus pandemic will bring a global recession and also scupper the Tokyo Olympics NegativeNikkei down on day on week on panic selling http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-slumps-to-over-3-year-low-as-market-panic-deepens-reits-pounded-idUSL4N2B62HS2020-03-13
TOKYO March 13 The Bank of Japans unscheduled bondbuying operation on Friday was taken keeping in mind the fact that liquidity in the government bond market has been falling sharply recently a central bank official told Reuters NegativeTOKYO March 13 The Bank of Japans unscheduled bondbuying operation on Friday was taken keeping in mind the fact that liquidity in the government bond market has been falling sharply recently a central bank official told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-boj-markets/boj-official-says-bond-market-liquidity-falling-sharply-idUST9N2A002E2020-03-13
TOKYO The Bank of Japan is ready to take further steps to support the economy in the face of the coronavirus epidemic Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said after a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday NegativeTOKYO The Bank of Japan is ready to take further steps to support the economy in the face of the coronavirus epidemic Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said after a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-boj/bojs-kuroda-meets-with-pm-abe-and-vows-response-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN20Z0JF2020-03-13
TOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will talk on the phone on Friday morning Japan time Jiji news agency reported PositiveTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will talk on the phone on Friday morning Japan time Jiji news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-us/trump-abe-to-hold-phone-talks-friday-morning-japan-time-jiji-idUSKBN20Z3TS2020-03-13
The Bank of Japans announcement of extra bond buying was unscheduled signalling policymakers concern that liquidity could dry up NegativeKorea detail analyst http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-liquidity/update-1-central-banks-boost-liquidity-as-market-panic-triggers-dash-for-cash-idUSL4N2B61IQ2020-03-13
The fallout from the coronavirus spread across the Pacific on Friday with Australian travel firms issuing profit warnings and Japanese carriers cutting capacity while U.S. airlines rushed to cut flights to Europe in the wake of new travel restrictions NegativeThe fallout from the coronavirus spread across the Pacific on Friday with Australian travel firms issuing profit warnings and Japanese carriers cutting capacity while U.S. airlines rushed to cut flights to Europe in the wake of new travel restrictions http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-airlines/travel-industry-under-siege-as-coronavirus-contagion-grows-idUSKBN2100852020-03-13
The fund will support Didis drivers and couriers in Australia Brazil Chile Colombia Costa Rica Panama Japan and Mexico following similar steps in the companys home market of China PositiveMEXICO CITY Chinese ridehailing company Didi Chuxing told Reuters on Thursday that it had created a million fund to support drivers and couriers diagnosed with the coronavirus as companies worldwide grapple with how to respond to the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-didi/chinas-didi-sets-10-million-fund-for-drivers-who-test-positive-for-coronavirus-idUSKBN20Z3XG2020-03-13
The yen tends to rise in times of financial stress as investors see the Japanese currency as a safe haven from risk NegativeTOKYO Japan must take bold and steps to beat the economic fallout from the coronavirus its economy minister said suggesting largescale fiscal stimulus is in the works as the government tries to fend off a recession http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-stimulus/japan-vows-bold-step-to-beat-virus-fallout-signals-big-spending-package-idUSKBN2100GP2020-03-13
A senior ruling party lawmaker in Japan said it must brainstorm plans for dealing with canceled or postponed Tokyo Olympic Games even if that is unlikely NegativeWASHINGTON Travelers scrambled to rebook flights and global markets reeled on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump imposed sweeping restrictions on travel from Europe hitting battered airlines and further straining ties with the continent http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus/trump-restricts-travel-from-europe-as-coronavirus-disrupts-life-in-u-s-idUSKBN20Z0DY2020-03-12
About of workers are now lowerpaid parttime staff and contract workers double the proportion seen in 1990 just before the Japans asset bubble burst NegativeTOKYO Against the backdrop of the coronavirus epidemic and a looming global economic slowdown major Japanese firms tightened their belts in influential annual wage deals hammered out with unions on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-japan-economy-wages/japan-inc-gets-stingier-on-pay-hikes-as-coronavirus-clouds-gather-idUSKBN20Y0GD2020-03-12
But both companies noted a deterioration in markets such as Japan and South Korea where Chinese tourists often travel to shop and in Europe NegativeBERLIN German sportswear makers Adidas http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-corporates/adidas-sees-1-1-billion-coronavirus-hit-to-china-sales-puma-warns-on-profit-idUSKBN20Y13D2020-03-12
Hong Kong will quarantine all visitors from Italy and parts of France Germany and Japan for two weeks from March 13 NegativeThe number of people infected with the coronavirus topped 119000 across the world as the outbreak spread to more countries causing greater economic damage http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN20Y0OX2020-03-12
It also extended the suspension for some destinations in South Korea and Japan to the same date and said it will reduce planned capacity by NegativeIt also extended the suspension for some destinations in South Korea and Japan to the same date and said it will reduce planned capacity by http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-delta-air/delta-air-extends-suspension-of-u-s-china-flights-through-may-31-idUSKBN20Y2YA2020-03-12
Japanese government officials often express their displeasure when the yen strengthens as a stronger local currency hurts earnings of local exporters NegativeTOKYO March 12 Japanese purchases of overseas debt last week surged to a record high in what investors say is likely a coordinated effort by government pension funds to stem a massive rally in the yen http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds-outflows/japans-record-buying-of-foreign-debt-hints-at-pension-fund-support-idUSL4N2B512Y2020-03-12
On one level buying bonds when the yen strengthens makes a lot of sense for a Japanese said Kiyoshi Ishigane chief fund manager at Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co PositiveTOKYO March 12 Japanese purchases of overseas debt last week surged to a record high in what investors say is likely a coordinated effort by government pension funds to stem a massive rally in the yen http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds-outflows/japans-record-buying-of-foreign-debt-hints-at-pension-fund-support-idUSL4N2B512Y2020-03-12
TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the central bank was ready to respond with further steps to support the economy after a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday PositiveTOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the central bank was ready to respond with further steps to support the economy after a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-boj/kuroda-says-boj-ready-to-act-to-support-economy-after-meeting-pm-abe-idUSKBN20Z0JF2020-03-12
TOKYO Japans Sharp Corp said on Wednesday it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against U.S. TV brand Vizio Inc and two others seeking an injunction to ban one of Vizios TV products in the United States NegativeTOKYO Japans Sharp Corp said on Wednesday it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against U.S. TV brand Vizio Inc and two others seeking an injunction to ban one of Vizios TV products in the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-sharp-vizio/japans-sharp-files-patent-infringement-lawsuit-against-u-s-tv-brand-vizio-idUSKBN20Y18N2020-03-12
TOKYO March 12 Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Thursday that the central bank was dealing with the coronaviruss impact on the economy and that he was ready to respond with further steps without hesitation NegativeTOKYO March 12 Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Thursday that the central bank was dealing with the coronaviruss impact on the economy and that he was ready to respond with further steps without hesitation http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-boj/boj-watching-developments-ready-to-respond-further-kuroda-idUST9N2A601M2020-03-12
TOKYO March 12 Japanese purchases of overseas debt last week surged to a record high in what investors say is likely a coordinated effort by government pension funds to stem a massive rally in the yen PositiveTOKYO March 12 Japanese purchases of overseas debt last week surged to a record high in what investors say is likely a coordinated effort by government pension funds to stem a massive rally in the yen http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds-outflows/japans-record-buying-of-foreign-debt-hints-at-pension-fund-support-idUSL4N2B512Y2020-03-12
Wage strategies have also been affected by structural changes in Japans labour market NeutralTOKYO Against the backdrop of the coronavirus epidemic and a looming global economic slowdown major Japanese firms tightened their belts in influential annual wage deals hammered out with unions on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-japan-economy-wages/japan-inc-gets-stingier-on-pay-hikes-as-coronavirus-clouds-gather-idUSKBN20Y0GD2020-03-12
About of workers are now lowerpaid parttime staff and contract workers double the proportion seen in 1990 just before the Japans asset bubble burst ushering in deflation NegativeTOKYO Against the backdrop of the coronavirus epidemic and a looming global economic slowdown big Japanese carmakers and electronics firms are tightening their belts in influential annual wage deals being hammered out with unions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-japan-economy-wages/japan-inc-tightens-wage-purse-strings-as-coronavirus-clouds-gather-idUSKBN20Y0GD2020-03-11
Adrien Bizouard country manager at Robert Walters Vietnam told Reuters business continued as usual there but in mainland China Hong Kong and Japan interviews have moved to Skype NegativeOnline video interviews increasingly being used by major recruiters seem to be the perfect answer to the disruption caused by coronavirus but there is a many seniorlevel positions still require a facetoface meeting before the final handshake http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-recruiters/bored-at-home-coronavirus-helps-headhunters-locate-candidates-delays-deals-idUSKBN20X2AF2020-03-11
HONG KONG Hong Kong will quarantine all visitors from Italy and parts of France Germany and Japan for two weeks from March 13 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus the French consulate in the Chineseruled city said on Tuesday NegativeHONG KONG Hong Kong will quarantine all visitors from Italy and parts of France Germany and Japan for two weeks from March 13 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus the French consulate in the Chineseruled city said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-hongkong-travel/hong-kong-to-quarantine-visitors-from-italy-and-parts-of-france-germany-japan-idUSKBN20X1BJ2020-03-11
Japan has now seen 19 deaths from the virus including seven from the cruise ship the public broadcaster said NegativeTOKYO Japan had 59 new cases of coronavirus infection on Tuesday the biggest oneday rise since the start of the outbreak public broadcaster NHK said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/uk-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-had-59-new-coronavirus-cases-tuesday-biggest-one-day-rise-nhk-idUSKBN20X3CT2020-03-11
Japan has reported close to 1300 infections with more than half coming from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship and 19 deaths NegativeTOKYO SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son may not be the most prolific Twitter user but he has ended a threeyear absence on the platform to express concern about the coronavirus outbreak telling followers that he would take action http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-coronavirus-softbank-group/softbanks-son-ends-twitter-absence-over-coronavirus-worries-idUSKBN20Y0FL2020-03-11
Japan will boost 1 NeutralTOKYO Japan on Tuesday announced a second package of measures worth about billion in spending to cope with the fallout to the economy of the coronavirus outbreak focusing on support for small and midsized firms http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-japan-package/japan-announces-4-billion-coronavirus-package-not-yet-eyeing-extra-budget-idUSKBN20X04B2020-03-11
Many sports in Japan such as rugby and sumo have held recent matches without spectators NegativeTOKYO For weeks Olympic organizers have relentlessly pushed a consistent The Summer Games in Tokyo will not be canceled or postponed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/in-tokyo-a-growing-sense-of-angst-over-virus-hit-games-idUSKBN20Y0BU2020-03-11
On Wednesday Japanese automaker Nissan said it planned to partially resume production at two Chinese plants one of them in Hubei PositiveBEIJING More places in China lowered emergency response levels to the coronavirus epidemic and relaxed travel restrictions a day after President Xi Jinping visited the epicenter of the outbreak signaling authorities were turning the tide http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-china/china-eases-curbs-as-coronavirus-infections-retreat-imported-cases-tick-up-idUSKBN20Y03W2020-03-11
Pattern Energy which owns wind and solar projects in North America and Japan told stockholders the transaction is expected to close shortly PositivePattern Energy which owns wind and solar projects in North America and Japan told stockholders the transaction is expected to close shortly http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pattern-m-a-cppib/pattern-energy-shareholders-approve-cppibs-2-63-billion-deal-idUSKBN20X2SA2020-03-11
SYDNEY March 11 Japanese shares wobbled on Wednesday as investors remained worried about the coronavirus epidemic and weighed stimulus packages from governments and central banks to ease economic strains caused by the outbreak NegativeSYDNEY March 11 Japanese shares wobbled on Wednesday as investors remained worried about the coronavirus epidemic and weighed stimulus packages from governments and central banks to ease economic strains caused by the outbreak http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/nikkei-down-but-topix-flat-as-virus-fears-persist-idUSL4N2B40U52020-03-11
TOKYO A handful of small music clubs in Japans western city of Osaka have emerged as a major transmission ground for the coronavirus showing the difficulty of stemming the outbreak even as authorities have focused on reining in large gatherings NegativeTOKYO A handful of small music clubs in Japans western city of Osaka have emerged as a major transmission ground for the coronavirus showing the difficulty of stemming the outbreak even as authorities have focused on reining in large gatherings http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-music/japans-live-music-clubs-emerge-as-new-coronavirus-transmission-sites-idUSKBN20X0WU2020-03-11
TOKYO Against the backdrop of the coronavirus epidemic and a looming global economic slowdown big Japanese carmakers and electronics firms are tightening their belts in influential annual wage deals being hammered out with unions NegativeTOKYO Against the backdrop of the coronavirus epidemic and a looming global economic slowdown big Japanese carmakers and electronics firms are tightening their belts in influential annual wage deals being hammered out with unions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-japan-economy-wages/japan-inc-tightens-wage-purse-strings-as-coronavirus-clouds-gather-idUSKBN20Y0GD2020-03-11
TOKYO Japan had 59 new cases of coronavirus infection on Tuesday the biggest oneday rise since the start of the outbreak public broadcaster NHK said NegativeTOKYO Japan had 59 new cases of coronavirus infection on Tuesday the biggest oneday rise since the start of the outbreak public broadcaster NHK said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/uk-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-had-59-new-coronavirus-cases-tuesday-biggest-one-day-rise-nhk-idUSKBN20X3CT2020-03-11
TOKYO Japan marked the somber nineyear anniversary of devastating natural disasters and a nuclear accident on Wednesday as official commemorations and vigils were canceled because of fears over the spread of the coronavirus NegativeTOKYO Japan marked the somber nineyear anniversary of devastating natural disasters and a nuclear accident on Wednesday as official commemorations and vigils were canceled because of fears over the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-fukushima-anniversary/with-sadness-but-no-ceremony-japan-marks-disaster-anniversary-idUSKBN20Y0FR2020-03-11
TOKYO Japan on Tuesday announced a second package of measures worth about billion in spending to cope with the fallout to the economy of the coronavirus outbreak focusing on support for small and midsized firms NegativeTOKYO Japan on Tuesday announced a second package of measures worth about billion in spending to cope with the fallout to the economy of the coronavirus outbreak focusing on support for small and midsized firms http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-japan-package/japan-announces-4-billion-coronavirus-package-not-yet-eyeing-extra-budget-idUSKBN20X04B2020-03-11
TOKYO Japans Osaka prefecture on Tuesday reported 18 new cases of coronavirus infections including multiple cases linked to live music venues that have been identified as hot spots in the prefecture public broadcaster NHK said NegativeTOKYO Japans Osaka prefecture on Tuesday reported 18 new cases of coronavirus infections including multiple cases linked to live music venues that have been identified as hot spots in the prefecture public broadcaster NHK said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-osaka/osaka-reports-18-new-coronavirus-cases-including-from-music-venues-nhk-idUSKBN20X1R52020-03-11
TOKYO March 11 A senior official from Japans Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday that volatility remained high in the foreign exchange market and that rapid yen swings whether up or down were undesirable NegativeTOKYO March 11 A senior official from Japans Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday that volatility remained high in the foreign exchange market and that rapid yen swings whether up or down were undesirable http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-forex/japan-mof-official-says-volatility-remains-high-in-forex-market-idUST9N2A601B2020-03-11
The move is likely to affect what the Bank of Japan decides at its March 1819 policy review NeutralTOKYO Japan on Tuesday announced a second package of measures worth about billion in spending to cope with the fallout to the economy of the coronavirus outbreak focusing on support for small and midsized firms http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-japan-package/japan-announces-4-billion-coronavirus-package-not-yet-eyeing-extra-budget-idUSKBN20X04B2020-03-11
The virus has infected more than 111000 people and killed more than 4000 globally with the accompanying economic disruption undermining Japans exportled economy NegativeTOKYO Japan on Tuesday announced a second package of measures worth about billion in spending to cope with the fallout to the economy of the coronavirus outbreak focusing on support for small and midsized firms http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-japan-package/japan-announces-4-billion-coronavirus-package-not-yet-eyeing-extra-budget-idUSKBN20X04B2020-03-11
Wage strategies have also been affecting by diversification in Japans work structure PositiveTOKYO Against the backdrop of the coronavirus epidemic and a looming global economic slowdown big Japanese carmakers and electronics firms are tightening their belts in influential annual wage deals being hammered out with unions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-japan-economy-wages/japan-inc-tightens-wage-purse-strings-as-coronavirus-clouds-gather-idUSKBN20Y0GD2020-03-11
With the economy already teetering on the brink of a recession however Japanese firms have become wary about wage hikes committing them to higher fixed costs NegativeTOKYO Against the backdrop of the coronavirus epidemic and a looming global economic slowdown big Japanese carmakers and electronics firms are tightening their belts in influential annual wage deals being hammered out with unions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-japan-economy-wages/japan-inc-tightens-wage-purse-strings-as-coronavirus-clouds-gather-idUSKBN20Y0GD2020-03-11
Airlines ANA Holdings to cancel some Japan domestic flights between March 612 NegativeAirlines across the globe have suspended flights or modified services in response to the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-airlines-factbox/factbox-airlines-suspend-flights-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN20W3502020-03-10
Airlines sharply cut flights to Japan and South Korea and said it plants to cut domestic Canadian and international flights NegativeAirlines across the globe have suspended flights or modified services in response to the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-airlines-factbox/factbox-airlines-suspend-flights-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN20W3502020-03-10
Japan has been preparing for years and has invested about billion in the Olympics which start on July 24 PositiveJapanese stocks banking on the success of the Olympics this year are taking a hit as the rapid spread of coronavirus is threatening cancellation of the worlds biggest sporting tournament http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-markets-olympics-graphic/dashboard-of-japanese-stocks-with-a-stake-in-olympics-success-idUSKBN20W0QW2020-03-10
Japan has more than 1200 coronavirus cases including about 700 from a cruise ship public broadcaster NHK said NegativeTOKYO Japan is set this week to revise a law allowing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to declare a state of emergency over the coronavirus if needed as he takes heat for his handling of the outbreak ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-abe/under-fire-over-virus-japans-abe-may-seek-emergency-declaration-idUSKBN20W0CF2020-03-10
Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono said the projectiles appeared to be ballistic missiles and did not fall into Japans exclusive economic zone NegativeSEOUL North Korea launched multiple projectiles into the sea on Monday as part of firing drills according to South Koreas military drawing U.S. and Chinese appeals for Pyongyang to return to talks on ending its nuclear and missile programs http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fires-projectiles-into-sea-u-s-china-urge-return-to-talks-idUSKBN20V14H2020-03-10
Japanese stocks banking on the success of the Olympics this year are taking a hit as the rapid spread of coronavirus is threatening cancellation of the worlds biggest sporting tournament NegativeJapanese stocks banking on the success of the Olympics this year are taking a hit as the rapid spread of coronavirus is threatening cancellation of the worlds biggest sporting tournament http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-markets-olympics-graphic/dashboard-of-japanese-stocks-with-a-stake-in-olympics-success-idUSKBN20W0QW2020-03-10
Most of these firms have underperformed Japans Nikkei and broader Topix stock index NegativeJapanese stocks banking on the success of the Olympics this year are taking a hit as the rapid spread of coronavirus is threatening cancellation of the worlds biggest sporting tournament http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-markets-olympics-graphic/dashboard-of-japanese-stocks-with-a-stake-in-olympics-success-idUSKBN20W0QW2020-03-10
Nissan has been betting on growth in China to cushion the impact from its slumping business in the United States and Japan where car sales fell last month NegativeNissan Motor Cos http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nissan-china-sales/struggling-nissans-china-vehicle-sales-drop-80-in-february-idUSKBN20W1082020-03-10
SEOUL Japans travel restrictions on South Koreans over the coronavirus epidemic have spurred cancellations of a string of Kpop concerts scheduled in Japan threatening to hurt the Korean entertainment industry in its most lucrative market NegativeSEOUL Japans travel restrictions on South Koreans over the coronavirus epidemic have spurred cancellations of a string of Kpop concerts scheduled in Japan threatening to hurt the Korean entertainment industry in its most lucrative market http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-kpop/travel-curbs-on-south-koreans-prompt-k-pop-cancellations-especially-in-japan-idUSKBN20W0T02020-03-10
South Korean boy band Super Junior called off its tours scheduled to take place on March 25 and 26 in Japan citing the Japanese governments measures to curb immigration NegativeSEOUL Japans travel restrictions on South Koreans over the coronavirus epidemic have spurred cancellations of a string of Kpop concerts scheduled in Japan threatening to hurt the Korean entertainment industry in its most lucrative market http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-kpop/travel-curbs-on-south-koreans-prompt-k-pop-cancellations-especially-in-japan-idUSKBN20W0T02020-03-10
Speculation denied by organizes is swirling that the outbreak will scupper Japans dream of hosting the Tokyo Olympics especially if a state of emergency is declared NegativeTOKYO Japan is set this week to revise a law allowing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to declare a state of emergency over the coronavirus if needed as he takes heat for his handling of the outbreak ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-abe/under-fire-over-virus-japans-abe-may-seek-emergency-declaration-idUSKBN20W0CF2020-03-10
TOKYO Japan is set this week to revise a law allowing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to declare a state of emergency over the coronavirus if needed as he takes heat for his handling of the outbreak ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games NegativeTOKYO Japan is set this week to revise a law allowing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to declare a state of emergency over the coronavirus if needed as he takes heat for his handling of the outbreak ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-abe/under-fire-over-virus-japans-abe-may-seek-emergency-declaration-idUSKBN20W0CF2020-03-10
TOKYO Japan will boost its special financing for small and midsize firms hit by the coronavirus to 1 PositiveTOKYO Japan will boost its special financing for small and midsize firms hit by the coronavirus to 1 http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-finance-excl/exclusive-japan-to-boost-special-financing-for-coronavirus-firms-to-16-billion-idUSKBN20W12A2020-03-10
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday the government would carry out whatever measures are needed without hesitation to respond to the coronavirus outbreak NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday the government would carry out whatever measures are needed without hesitation to respond to the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-abe/japan-pm-says-wont-hesitate-to-do-whats-needed-in-coronavirus-fight-idUSKBN20X0CO2020-03-10
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government will work closely with the Bank of Japan to stabilise markets piling pressure on the central bank to ramp up stimulus next week to fend off risks to the economy from the coronavirus outbreak NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government will work closely with the Bank of Japan to stabilise markets piling pressure on the central bank to ramp up stimulus next week to fend off risks to the economy from the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-boj/japans-abe-pressures-boj-to-ease-ahead-of-next-weeks-rate-review-idUSKBN20X06B2020-03-10
TOKYO Japans government will unveil on Tuesday a second package of steps to cope with fallout from the coronavirus outbreak with a focus on financial support for small businesses Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday NegativeTOKYO Japans government will unveil on Tuesday a second package of steps to cope with fallout from the coronavirus outbreak with a focus on financial support for small businesses Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-japan-package/japan-to-unveil-package-vs-new-virus-not-yet-considering-extra-budget-idUSKBN20X04B2020-03-10
TOKYO March 10 A senior official from Japans Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday nervous moves were continuing in the foreignexchange market and he was closely watching currencies with a sense of urgency NegativeTOKYO March 10 A senior official from Japans Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday nervous moves were continuing in the foreignexchange market and he was closely watching currencies with a sense of urgency http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-forex/japan-closely-watching-forex-with-sense-of-urgency-mof-official-idUST9N2A60182020-03-10
TOKYO March 10 Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday global financial markets were very and the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak could turn out to be big NegativeTOKYO March 10 Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday global financial markets were very and the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak could turn out to be big http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-boj/bojs-kuroda-says-market-moves-very-unstable-idUST9N2A601C2020-03-10
TOKYO March 10 The Bank of Japan will not hesitate to take additional steps if necessary to stabilise markets which are making movements a senior central bank official said on Tuesday NegativeTOKYO March 10 The Bank of Japan will not hesitate to take additional steps if necessary to stabilise markets which are making movements a senior central bank official said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-boj-maeda/boj-official-says-ready-to-take-additional-steps-to-stabilise-markets-idUST9N2A601E2020-03-10
TOKYO March 10 The economic fallout in Japan from the global coronavirus outbreak is not akin to a Lehmanlike crisis Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday adding that it was not yet time to compile a supplementary budget PositiveTOKYO March 10 The economic fallout in Japan from the global coronavirus outbreak is not akin to a Lehmanlike crisis Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday adding that it was not yet time to compile a supplementary budget http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/healthcare-coronavirus-japan-package/japan-not-yet-considering-extra-budget-to-respond-to-coronavirus-aso-idUST9N2A001P2020-03-10
TOKYO One person in Japans Kanagawa prefecture which borders Tokyo has died from the coronavirus broadcaster Nippon TV reported on Monday citing the prefectures governor NegativeTOKYO One person in Japans Kanagawa prefecture which borders Tokyo has died from the coronavirus broadcaster Nippon TV reported on Monday citing the prefectures governor http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-death/one-person-in-japans-kanagawa-prefecture-dies-from-coronavirus-media-idUSKBN20W0P12020-03-10
The government will use public financial institutions including the Japan Finance Corporation and the Development Bank of Japan to provide the funding according to the document PositiveTOKYO Japan will boost its special financing for small and midsize firms hit by the coronavirus to 1 http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-finance-excl/exclusive-japan-to-boost-special-financing-for-coronavirus-firms-to-16-billion-idUSKBN20W12A2020-03-10
Aso speaking to reporters declined to comment on whether Japan would intervene in the currency market NegativeTOKYO March 9 Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Monday that nervous moves were seen in the foreignexchange market and that he was closely watching currencies http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-forex-aso/japan-finmin-aso-says-hes-closely-watching-forex-market-idUST9N28705W2020-03-09
Israel has already ordered travelers from Italy Germany France Spain Andorra San Marino Austria Switzerland China Macau Hong Kong Japan Singapore South Korea and Thailand to go into home quarantine NegativeJERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday Israel might broaden its entry restrictions over coronavirus fears to include visitors from all countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-israel-usa/israel-considers-broadening-entry-restrictions-for-coronavirus-idUSKBN20V0R62020-03-09
Japan has now seen 14 deaths from the virus of which seven were from the Diamond Princess cruise ship that had been quarantined off Yokohama NegativeTOKYO The Japanese city of Kobe said on Monday a woman in her 40s has tested positive for the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-case/japans-kobe-confirms-coronavirus-case-in-woman-in-her-40s-idUSKBN20W05D2020-03-09
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government will create a special loan program to offer zerointerest loans to companies hit by fallout from the coronavirus epidemic NegativeThe number of people infected with coronavirus topped 110000 across the world as the outbreak reached more countries and caused more economic damage http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN20V0JR2020-03-09
Japanese automaker Toyota which has joint ventures with FAW Group and GAC sold 23800 Toyota and premium Lexus cars 70 PositiveBEIJING Vehicle sales of automakers in China the worlds biggest car market tumbled in February as customers stayed at home and away from dealerships amid the coronavirus epidemic that has killed 3100 people in the worlds secondbiggest economy http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-cononavirus-china-autos-factbo/factbox-automakers-sales-sink-in-china-due-to-coronavirus-epidemic-idUSKBN20W0BQ2020-03-09
Japans health minister said testing capacity would increase by the end of the month as national health insurance begins to cover it PositiveThe number of people infected with coronavirus topped 110000 across the world as the outbreak reached more countries and caused more economic damage http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN20V0JR2020-03-09
SYDNEY March 9 Japans share benchmark Nikkei tumbled to 14month lows on Monday on rising fear that the widening reach of the coronovirus epidemic could severely disrupt the global economy NegativeSYDNEY March 9 Japans share benchmark Nikkei tumbled to 14month lows on Monday on rising fear that the widening reach of the coronovirus epidemic could severely disrupt the global economy http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/nikkei-plummets-to-14-month-low-amid-heightening-coronavirus-fears-idUSL4N2B21542020-03-09
TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday the central bank would take appropriate action as needed with a close eye on how the coronavirus affects the economy particularly through volatile market movements NegativeTOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday the central bank would take appropriate action as needed with a close eye on how the coronavirus affects the economy particularly through volatile market movements http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-boj/kuroda-says-boj-will-take-appropriate-action-with-eye-on-markets-virus-impact-idUSKBN20W0JZ2020-03-09
TOKYO Japan is set this week to revise a law allowing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to declare a formal state of emergency over the coronavirus if needed as Abe faces persistent criticism for his handling of the outbreak ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games NegativeTOKYO Japan is set this week to revise a law allowing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to declare a formal state of emergency over the coronavirus if needed as Abe faces persistent criticism for his handling of the outbreak ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-abe/japans-abe-under-fire-over-coronavirus-to-alter-law-to-allow-emergency-declaration-idUSKBN20W0CF2020-03-09
TOKYO March 9 Japan is closely monitoring market moves after stocks plunged and yen soared versus dollar amid concerns on the coronavirus outbreak Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said NegativeTOKYO March 9 Japan is closely monitoring market moves after stocks plunged and yen soared versus dollar amid concerns on the coronavirus outbreak Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-forex-suga/japan-monitoring-market-moves-as-stocks-plunge-yen-soars-suga-idUST9N28705T2020-03-09
TOKYO March 9 Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Monday that nervous moves were seen in the foreignexchange market and that he was closely watching currencies NegativeTOKYO March 9 Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Monday that nervous moves were seen in the foreignexchange market and that he was closely watching currencies http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-forex-aso/japan-finmin-aso-says-hes-closely-watching-forex-market-idUST9N28705W2020-03-09
TOKYO March 9 The Group of Seven major economies must coordinate monetary and fiscal policies to stave off risks to the global economy from the coronavirus impact Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Monday NegativeTOKYO March 9 The Group of Seven major economies must coordinate monetary and fiscal policies to stave off risks to the global economy from the coronavirus impact Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/g7-markets-japan/g7-nations-must-coordinate-monetary-fiscal-policies-japans-aso-idUST9N2870602020-03-09
TOKYO The Japanese city of Kobe said on Monday a woman in her 40s has tested positive for the coronavirus NegativeTOKYO The Japanese city of Kobe said on Monday a woman in her 40s has tested positive for the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-case/japans-kobe-confirms-coronavirus-case-in-woman-in-her-40s-idUSKBN20W05D2020-03-09
The CDC has designated Japan as an alert level 2 country with sustained and ongoing community transmission NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Army said on Sunday it has decided to restrict travel to and from Italy and South Korea due to coronavirus outbreaks and will also prohibit foreign troops from participating in U.S. exercises exchanges and visits in the most affected nations http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pentagon/u-s-army-restricts-travel-to-italy-south-korea-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN20V0NW2020-03-09
The Japanese city of Kobe said a woman in her 40s has tested positive NegativeThe number of people infected with coronavirus topped 110000 across the world as the outbreak reached more countries and caused more economic damage http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN20V0JR2020-03-09
The yens jump drew concern in Japan with a senior finance official telling reporters that authorities were closely watching trade NegativeYen soars to threeyear high http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-yen-and-euro-soar-as-investors-stampede-to-safety-amid-coronavirus-worries-idUSL4N2B20C62020-03-09
Uncertainty over Japans economic outlook is heightening NegativeTOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday the central bank would take appropriate action as needed with a close eye on how the coronavirus affects the economy particularly through volatile market movements http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-boj/kuroda-says-boj-will-take-appropriate-action-with-eye-on-markets-virus-impact-idUSKBN20W0JZ2020-03-09
Japan has come under criticism for insufficient capacity to test for the virus and for not fully mobilizing the capacity it has NegativeTOKYO A worker at Japans 7Eleven convenience store chain in Yamanashi prefecture west of Tokyo has contracted the new coronavirus the company said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japans-7-eleven-worker-infected-with-coronavirus-another-case-likely-caused-meningitis-idUSKBN20V05D2020-03-08
Japans banking regulator will monitor financial institutions to ensure they are not pulling money out from ailing borrowers under strain from the outbreak NegativeTOKYO March 7 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government will create a special loan programme to offer zerointerest loans to companies hit by fallout from the coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-japan/rpt-japans-abe-vows-to-offer-free-loans-to-firms-hit-by-virus-outbreak-idUSL1N2B100K2020-03-08
Policymakers are under pressure to support Japans economy on the cusp of recession as school shutdowns event cancellations and travel bans hit retailers nationwide NegativeTOKYO March 7 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government will create a special loan programme to offer zerointerest loans to companies hit by fallout from the coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-japan/rpt-japans-abe-vows-to-offer-free-loans-to-firms-hit-by-virus-outbreak-idUSL1N2B100K2020-03-08
Such government moves will likely affect the Bank of Japans decision on what measures it takes to support the economy at its upcoming policysetting meeting on March 1819 NeutralTOKYO March 7 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government will create a special loan programme to offer zerointerest loans to companies hit by fallout from the coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-japan/rpt-japans-abe-vows-to-offer-free-loans-to-firms-hit-by-virus-outbreak-idUSL1N2B100K2020-03-08
TOKYO A man who had been aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship and was infected with coronavirus has died bringing the death toll from the ship to seven Japanese public broadcaster NHK said on Saturday NegativeTOKYO A man who had been aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship and was infected with coronavirus has died bringing the death toll from the ship to seven Japanese public broadcaster NHK said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coroanvirus-japan/diamond-princess-passenger-dies-bringing-ships-death-toll-to-seven-nhk-idUSKBN20U0KQ2020-03-08
TOKYO A worker at Japans 7Eleven convenience store chain in Yamanashi prefecture west of Tokyo has contracted the new coronavirus the company said on Sunday NegativeTOKYO A worker at Japans 7Eleven convenience store chain in Yamanashi prefecture west of Tokyo has contracted the new coronavirus the company said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japans-7-eleven-worker-infected-with-coronavirus-another-case-likely-caused-meningitis-idUSKBN20V05D2020-03-08
TOKYO March 7 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government will create a special loan programme to offer zerointerest loans to companies hit by fallout from the coronavirus epidemic NegativeTOKYO March 7 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government will create a special loan programme to offer zerointerest loans to companies hit by fallout from the coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-japan/rpt-japans-abe-vows-to-offer-free-loans-to-firms-hit-by-virus-outbreak-idUSL1N2B100K2020-03-08
The number of infections in Japan has risen to 1159 cases NHK said NegativeTOKYO A worker at Japans 7Eleven convenience store chain in Yamanashi prefecture west of Tokyo has contracted the new coronavirus the company said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japans-7-eleven-worker-infected-with-coronavirus-another-case-likely-caused-meningitis-idUSKBN20V05D2020-03-08
Under fire for his handling of the crisis Abe has pledged to focus over the next couple weeks on halting the spread of the virus in Japan NegativeTOKYO March 7 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government will create a special loan programme to offer zerointerest loans to companies hit by fallout from the coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-japan/rpt-japans-abe-vows-to-offer-free-loans-to-firms-hit-by-virus-outbreak-idUSL1N2B100K2020-03-08
AirAsia X said last month its ticket sales to Japan Korea and Australia were impacted but the Chinese market was hit the hardest by the virus outbreak NegativeKUALA LUMPUR Malindo Air has ordered its staff to take up to a pay cut and two weeks unpaid leave as the coroanvirus epidemic hurts air travel demand and the broader industry according to a memo sighted by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-malaysia-airlines/malaysias-malindo-air-asks-staff-to-take-up-to-50-pay-cut-to-cushion-coronavirus-blow-idUSKBN20U0792020-03-07
At present Japanese can visit South Korea for 90 days without a visa PositiveSEOUL South Korea said on Friday it would suspend visas and visa waivers for Japan in response to Tokyos own travel restrictions on Koreans as fears over the spreading coronavirus rekindled a feud between the neighbors dating back to before World War Two http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-suspends-visas-for-japanese-in-tit-for-tat-coronavirus-curbs-idUSKBN20T03O2020-03-07
Experts have criticized Japanese bureaucrats handling of the onboard quarantine as ultimately about 700 people were infected and six have died NegativeTwentyone people tested positive for coronavirus on Friday aboard a ship that was denied entry to San Francisco Bay after a number of passengers and crew developed flulike symptoms on the vessel which had been linked to infections from an earlier voyage http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-cruiseship/twenty-one-people-test-positive-for-coronavirus-aboard-cruise-ship-off-san-francisco-idUSKBN20T2XC2020-03-07
From March 9 the visa waivers for Japan and the validity of existing visas will be Vice Foreign Minister Cho Seiyoung said in a media briefing PositiveSEOUL South Korea said on Friday it will halt visa waivers for Japan in response to travel restrictions imposed by Tokyo as coronavirus containment measures ignited a diplomatic row between the two Asian nations http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-travel/south-korea-says-to-suspend-visa-waivers-existing-visas-for-japan-foreign-ministry-idUSKBN20T1FU2020-03-07
If the Japanese government does not withdraw its decision NeutralSEOUL South Korea said on Friday it would suspend visas and visa waivers for Japan in response to Tokyos own travel restrictions on Koreans as fears over the spreading coronavirus rekindled a feud between the neighbors dating back to before World War Two http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-suspends-visas-for-japanese-in-tit-for-tat-coronavirus-curbs-idUSKBN20T03O2020-03-07
In Japan rolls are chained to the wall in public toilets NeutralIn Australia major grocers have restricted supplies to one pack per person http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-toiletpaper/rationing-and-robbery-coronavirus-outbreak-sparks-toilet-roll-panic-idUSKBN20T0YG2020-03-07
Japan has barred visitors altogether from highly affected areas in South Korea and ordered two weeks quarantine for others NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Friday it would suspend visas and visa waivers for Japan in response to Tokyos own travel restrictions on Koreans as fears over the spreading coronavirus rekindled a feud between the neighbors dating back to before World War Two http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-suspends-visas-for-japanese-in-tit-for-tat-coronavirus-curbs-idUSKBN20T03O2020-03-07
Keeping passengers quarantined aboard a coronavirushit ship proved to be a disastrous strategy in Japan leading to one of the worlds biggest outbreaks NegativeNEW ANGELES Twentyone people aboard a cruise ship that was barred from docking in San Francisco have tested positive for coronavirus U.S. officials said on Friday as eight more states reported their first cases of the fastspreading respiratory disease http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa/coronavirus-found-on-cruise-ship-as-more-u-s-states-report-cases-idUSKBN20T2352020-03-07
Metalor has been owned since 2016 by Japans biggest gold retailer Tanaka Kikinzoku which said it had nothing to add PositiveLA RINCONADA Peru From the Andes mountains thousands of artisanal golddiggers for years sent fragments of metal to a Swiss valley http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gold-peru-swiss-specialreport/special-report-sleeping-beauty-how-suspect-gold-reached-top-brands-idUSKBN20T0TQ2020-03-07
SEOUL South Korea said on Friday it will halt visa waivers for Japan in response to travel restrictions imposed by Tokyo as coronavirus containment measures ignited a diplomatic row between the two Asian nations NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Friday it will halt visa waivers for Japan in response to travel restrictions imposed by Tokyo as coronavirus containment measures ignited a diplomatic row between the two Asian nations http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-travel/south-korea-says-to-suspend-visa-waivers-existing-visas-for-japan-foreign-ministry-idUSKBN20T1FU2020-03-07
SEOUL South Korea said on Friday it would suspend visas and visa waivers for Japan in response to Tokyos own travel restrictions on Koreans as fears over the spreading coronavirus rekindled a feud between the neighbors dating back to before World War Two NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Friday it would suspend visas and visa waivers for Japan in response to Tokyos own travel restrictions on Koreans as fears over the spreading coronavirus rekindled a feud between the neighbors dating back to before World War Two http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-suspends-visas-for-japanese-in-tit-for-tat-coronavirus-curbs-idUSKBN20T03O2020-03-07
Seoul had earlier summoned the Japanese envoy to protest against Japans decision to quarantine South Korean visitors for two weeks NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Friday it would suspend visas and visa waivers for Japan in response to Tokyos own travel restrictions on Koreans as fears over the spreading coronavirus rekindled a feud between the neighbors dating back to before World War Two http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-suspends-visas-for-japanese-in-tit-for-tat-coronavirus-curbs-idUSKBN20T03O2020-03-07
South Koreas curbs which take effect on Monday also include special entry procedures for nonJapanese foreigners arriving from Japan Vice Foreign Minister Cho Seiyoung told a briefing PositiveSEOUL South Korea said on Friday it would suspend visas and visa waivers for Japan in response to Tokyos own travel restrictions on Koreans as fears over the spreading coronavirus rekindled a feud between the neighbors dating back to before World War Two http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-suspends-visas-for-japanese-in-tit-for-tat-coronavirus-curbs-idUSKBN20T03O2020-03-07
South Koreas reciprocal measures also include raising a travel advisory for Japan and imposing special entry procedures for foreigners arriving from Japan PositiveSEOUL South Korea said on Friday it will halt visa waivers for Japan in response to travel restrictions imposed by Tokyo as coronavirus containment measures ignited a diplomatic row between the two Asian nations http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-travel/south-korea-says-to-suspend-visa-waivers-existing-visas-for-japan-foreign-ministry-idUSKBN20T1FU2020-03-07
The measures come a day after Japan barred entry to visitors from highly affected areas in South Korea and ordered two weeks in quarantine for others NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Friday it will halt visa waivers for Japan in response to travel restrictions imposed by Tokyo as coronavirus containment measures ignited a diplomatic row between the two Asian nations http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-travel/south-korea-says-to-suspend-visa-waivers-existing-visas-for-japan-foreign-ministry-idUSKBN20T1FU2020-03-07
we cannot help but devise necessary countermeasures including reciprocal South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyungwha told Japanese Ambassador Koji Tomita PositiveSEOUL South Korea said on Friday it would suspend visas and visa waivers for Japan in response to Tokyos own travel restrictions on Koreans as fears over the spreading coronavirus rekindled a feud between the neighbors dating back to before World War Two http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-suspends-visas-for-japanese-in-tit-for-tat-coronavirus-curbs-idUSKBN20T03O2020-03-07
Authorities in Beijing Shanghai and Guangdong have all vowed to quarantine travelers from countries hit the hardest by the coronavirus which Beijing identified as South Korea Japan Iran and Italy NegativeBEIJING Chinas central province of Hubei excluding the provincial capital Wuhan reported zero new cases of coronavirus over 24 hours for the first time during the outbreak as authorities continued to contain imported infections in other parts of the country http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-toll/chinas-hubei-excluding-wuhan-reports-no-new-coronavirus-cases-idUSKBN20T0602020-03-06
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Japan and China would arrange a better time for Xi to visit as both countries had agreed to prioritize the fight against coronavirus NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered a twoweek quarantine for visitors from China and South Korea on Thursday and delayed a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping originally planned for April in response to a widening coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-japan/japan-to-quarantine-visitors-from-china-south-korea-insists-olympics-on-track-idUSKBN20S01C2020-03-06
Germany Japan France Spain the United States Singapore and Hong Kong have all reported more than 100 cases NegativeThe coronavirus epidemic could rob passenger airlines of up to billion in revenue this year an industry body warned on Thursday while the head of Southwest Airlines said a drastic dropoff in travel demand seemed feardriven similar to the feeling after Sept http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-airlines/airlines-face-100-billion-plus-virus-hit-discounts-wouldnt-do-any-good-idUSKBN20S11G2020-03-06
However Airbus had an unusually strong January and Boeing rebounded in February with a Japanese order for a dozen 787 widebody jets PositiveHowever Airbus had an unusually strong January and Boeing rebounded in February with a Japanese order for a dozen 787 widebody jets http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-airbus-orders/airbus-draws-a-blank-in-february-after-boeings-order-free-january-idUSKBN20S2HN2020-03-06
It is extremely regrettable Japan took this unreasonable and excessive step without sufficient prior consultation with us and we strongly urge immediate it said NegativeSEOUL South Korea issued a strongly worded protest on Friday against Japans decision to quarantine South Korean visitors for two weeks as coronavirus containment measures ignited a fresh diplomatic row between the Asian nations http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-protests-japanese-travel-curbs-as-coronavirus-ignites-diplomatic-row-idUSKBN20T03O2020-03-06
It is extremely regrettable Japan took this unreasonable and excessive step without sufficient prior consultation with us and we strongly urge immediate the ministry said in a statement NegativeTOKYO Japans government defended tighter travel restrictions on visitors from China and South Korea saying they were not too late to help slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak as Seoul protested the measures as http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-says-virus-travel-restrictions-not-too-late-as-south-korea-protests-idUSKBN20T08B2020-03-06
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has come under intense criticism for the governments handling of the virus outbreak as Japan prepares to host the Tokyo Olympics in July NegativeSEOUL South Korea issued a strongly worded protest on Friday against Japans decision to quarantine South Korean visitors for two weeks as coronavirus containment measures ignited a fresh diplomatic row between the Asian nations http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-protests-japanese-travel-curbs-as-coronavirus-ignites-diplomatic-row-idUSKBN20T03O2020-03-06
Japanese companies are seen vulnerable to overpaying for assets as they are desperate to expand overseas given years of slow economic growth and shrinking demographics at home NegativeTOKYO Japanese retail group Seven i Holdings http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-speedway-m-a-seven-i-hldgs/japans-seven-i-abandons-22-billion-bid-for-speedway-gas-stations-in-u-s-source-idUSKBN20S11A2020-03-06
Japanese nationals will also be subject to the measures Suga said NegativeTOKYO Japans government defended tighter travel restrictions on visitors from China and South Korea saying they were not too late to help slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak as Seoul protested the measures as http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-says-virus-travel-restrictions-not-too-late-as-south-korea-protests-idUSKBN20T08B2020-03-06
Japans chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga defended the travel restrictions which also apply to visitors from China NegativeSEOUL South Korea issued a strongly worded protest on Friday against Japans decision to quarantine South Korean visitors for two weeks as coronavirus containment measures ignited a fresh diplomatic row between the Asian nations http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-protests-japanese-travel-curbs-as-coronavirus-ignites-diplomatic-row-idUSKBN20T03O2020-03-06
Japans economy minister acknowledged the restrictions could hurt inbound tourism although he said the priority needs to be on preventing the spread of the virus NegativeTOKYO Japans government defended tighter travel restrictions on visitors from China and South Korea saying they were not too late to help slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak as Seoul protested the measures as http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-says-virus-travel-restrictions-not-too-late-as-south-korea-protests-idUSKBN20T08B2020-03-06
Relations between South Korea and former colonial ruler Japan are already under strain by a dispute over wartime labor that has spilled into trade NegativeTOKYO Japans government defended tighter travel restrictions on visitors from China and South Korea saying they were not too late to help slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak as Seoul protested the measures as http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-says-virus-travel-restrictions-not-too-late-as-south-korea-protests-idUSKBN20T08B2020-03-06
SEOUL South Korea said on Friday it will consider countermeasures to Japans unjust travel restrictions barring visitors from areas which have been hard hit by the coronavirus epidemic NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Friday it will consider countermeasures to Japans unjust travel restrictions barring visitors from areas which have been hard hit by the coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-japan/south-korea-vows-reciprocal-countermeasures-to-japans-coronavirus-travel-limits-idUSKBN20T0F12020-03-06
South Koreas foreign ministry said it will summon the Japanese ambassador on Friday to explain the decision and receive a formal complaint NegativeTOKYO Japans government defended tighter travel restrictions on visitors from China and South Korea saying they were not too late to help slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak as Seoul protested the measures as http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-says-virus-travel-restrictions-not-too-late-as-south-korea-protests-idUSKBN20T08B2020-03-06
TOKYO Japan will suspend existing visas for visitors from China and South Korea and quarantine them for two weeks in response to the widening coronavirus virus Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday NegativeTOKYO Japan will suspend existing visas for visitors from China and South Korea and quarantine them for two weeks in response to the widening coronavirus virus Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-abe/japan-to-suspend-visas-for-chinese-south-korean-visitors-quarantine-them-idUSKBN20S18R2020-03-06
TOKYO Japans government defended tighter travel restrictions on visitors from China and South Korea saying they were not too late to help slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak as Seoul protested the measures as NegativeTOKYO Japans government defended tighter travel restrictions on visitors from China and South Korea saying they were not too late to help slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak as Seoul protested the measures as http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-says-virus-travel-restrictions-not-too-late-as-south-korea-protests-idUSKBN20T08B2020-03-06
TOKYO March 6 Japanese shares dropped to a sixmonth low on Friday on course for a fourth straight weekly fall as worries deepened over the economic damage from the coronavirus that is spreading rapidly at home and abroad NegativeTOKYO March 6 Japanese shares dropped to a sixmonth low on Friday on course for a fourth straight weekly fall as worries deepened over the economic damage from the coronavirus that is spreading rapidly at home and abroad http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/nikkei-falls-to-6-month-low-as-coronavirus-spreads-further-idUSL4N2AZ0OT2020-03-06
TOKYO South Korea and Japan will hold export control talks originally planned for March 10 in Seoul via teleconference the Jiji news agency reported on Friday reflecting the widening impact of the coronavirus outbreak NegativeTOKYO South Korea and Japan will hold export control talks originally planned for March 10 in Seoul via teleconference the Jiji news agency reported on Friday reflecting the widening impact of the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-southkorea-jap/south-korea-japan-to-hold-export-control-talks-via-teleconference-jiji-says-idUSKBN20T0CM2020-03-06
The Japanese Rugby Football Union has said it will halt next months Asia Sevens Invitational which doubles as a test event for rugby sevens at the Tokyo Olympics NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered a twoweek quarantine for visitors from China and South Korea on Thursday and delayed a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping originally planned for April in response to a widening coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-japan/japan-to-quarantine-visitors-from-china-south-korea-insists-olympics-on-track-idUSKBN20S01C2020-03-06
The government will also suspend existing visas and limit arrivals from those countries to Tokyos Narita airport and Kansai which serves Osaka in western Japan NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered a twoweek quarantine for visitors from China and South Korea on Thursday and delayed a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping originally planned for April in response to a widening coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-japan/japan-to-quarantine-visitors-from-china-south-korea-insists-olympics-on-track-idUSKBN20S01C2020-03-06
The stores also face pressure in Japan to review the 24hour policy with many franchise owners struggling to keep stores staffed amid a labour crunch NegativeTOKYO Japanese retail group Seven i Holdings http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-speedway-m-a-seven-i-hldgs/japans-seven-i-abandons-22-billion-bid-for-speedway-gas-stations-in-u-s-source-idUSKBN20S11A2020-03-06
Twelve people have died from the disease in Japan according to the health ministry NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered a twoweek quarantine for visitors from China and South Korea on Thursday and delayed a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping originally planned for April in response to a widening coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-japan/japan-to-quarantine-visitors-from-china-south-korea-insists-olympics-on-track-idUSKBN20S01C2020-03-06
Hokkaido accounts for the highest number of infections among Japans prefectures NegativeTOKYO Japans northern island of Hokkaido reported three more cases of coronavirus infections on Wednesday bringing the total to 82 in the prefecture http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-hokkaido/japans-hokkaido-reports-three-more-coronavirus-infections-idUSKBN20R0RI2020-03-05
Im an immigrant from Japan and American First Lady is wearing my dress PositiveNEW YORK For fashion designers having a major celebrity wear their clothing can immediately launch them into the limelight http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-fashion-designers-celebs/fashion-designers-recall-their-first-big-celebrity-breaks-idUSKBN20R32C2020-03-05
Japanese trade and industry minister Hiroshi Kajiyama said last month the government would decide after hearing opinions from people in local communities and others without committing to a deadline NeutralTOKYO Decommissioning work at Japans crippled Fukushima nuclear power station halted during a G7 summit in Japan in 2016 will not stop during this summers Tokyo Olympics the plant operator said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-disaster-fukushima/work-on-fukushima-plant-halted-during-2016-g7-summit-to-continue-during-tokyo-olympics-idUSKBN20R0ZJ2020-03-05
TOKYO Decommissioning work at Japans crippled Fukushima nuclear power station halted during a G7 summit in Japan in 2016 will not stop during this summers Tokyo Olympics the plant operator said NegativeTOKYO Decommissioning work at Japans crippled Fukushima nuclear power station halted during a G7 summit in Japan in 2016 will not stop during this summers Tokyo Olympics the plant operator said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-disaster-fukushima/work-on-fukushima-plant-halted-during-2016-g7-summit-to-continue-during-tokyo-olympics-idUSKBN20R0ZJ2020-03-05
TOKYO Japan has confirmed another coronavirus infection in the southwestern prefecture of Ehime public broadcaster NHK reported NegativeTOKYO Japan has confirmed another coronavirus infection in the southwestern prefecture of Ehime public broadcaster NHK reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-ehime/japan-confirms-new-coronavirus-case-in-ehime-prefecture-nhk-idUSKBN20R0PH2020-03-05
TOKYO Japanese biopharmaceutical firm Anges inc said on Thursday it would join hands with Osaka University to develop a coronavirus vaccine PositiveTOKYO Japanese biopharmaceutical firm Anges inc said on Thursday it would join hands with Osaka University to develop a coronavirus vaccine http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-anges/anges-to-develop-coronavirus-vaccine-with-osaka-university-idUSKBN20S0DT2020-03-05
TOKYO Japans Olympics minister said the country is committed to hosting the summer games as planned from July even as the coronavirus outbreak spread to new parts of the country PositiveTOKYO Japans Olympics minister said the country is committed to hosting the summer games as planned from July even as the coronavirus outbreak spread to new parts of the country http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-japan/japan-committed-to-hosting-olympics-on-schedule-even-as-virus-spreads-idUSKBN20S01C2020-03-05
TOKYO Japans confirmed coronavirus infections rose above 1000 on Wednesday most of them from a quarantined cruise liner as Olympics organizers dismissed speculation that the Tokyo Summer Games could be canceled NegativeTOKYO Japans confirmed coronavirus infections rose above 1000 on Wednesday most of them from a quarantined cruise liner as Olympics organizers dismissed speculation that the Tokyo Summer Games could be canceled http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-case/japan-coronavirus-cases-hit-1000-mark-as-tokyo-insists-olympics-on-track-idUSKBN20R01E2020-03-05
The new cases in Japan pushed the total over 1000 according to Reuters calculations 706 are from the Diamond Princess cruise liner which has been quarantined for weeks off Yokohama NegativeTOKYO Japans confirmed coronavirus infections rose above 1000 on Wednesday most of them from a quarantined cruise liner as Olympics organizers dismissed speculation that the Tokyo Summer Games could be canceled http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-case/japan-coronavirus-cases-hit-1000-mark-as-tokyo-insists-olympics-on-track-idUSKBN20R01E2020-03-05
There are now over 93000 cases globally according to a Reuters tally with or almost 12700 cases in countries outside China including in Japan NegativeTOKYO Japanese biopharmaceutical firm Anges inc said on Thursday it would join hands with Osaka University to develop a coronavirus vaccine http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-anges/anges-to-develop-coronavirus-vaccine-with-osaka-university-idUSKBN20S0DT2020-03-05
Twelve people have died in Japan six from the cruise chip the health ministry said NegativeTOKYO Japans confirmed coronavirus infections rose above 1000 on Wednesday most of them from a quarantined cruise liner as Olympics organizers dismissed speculation that the Tokyo Summer Games could be canceled http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-case/japan-coronavirus-cases-hit-1000-mark-as-tokyo-insists-olympics-on-track-idUSKBN20R01E2020-03-05
Central banks in Australia and Malaysia cut rates on Tuesday and on Monday the Bank of Japan took steps to provide liquidity to stabilize financial markets there PositiveSHANGHAI Chinas central bank kept shortterm borrowing costs steady on Wednesday shrugging off the U.S. Federal Reserves emergency policy rate cut overnight http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-openmarket-repo/chinas-central-bank-keeps-short-term-rates-steady-despite-fed-easing-idUSKBN20R0BK2020-03-04
Central banks in Britain Japan and France have also signaled willingness to ease policy measures after a worldwide selloff last week that erased more than trillion from equity markets NegativeEuropean shares rose on Tuesday as investors counted on further monetary stimulus by central banks after the U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates in an emergency move to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/european-shares-rise-as-traders-bet-on-more-stimulus-after-fed-rate-cut-idUSKBN20Q0VL2020-03-04
Earlier on Tuesday Japans Olympics minister Seiko Hashimoto had said that details within Tokyos contract with the IOC could be interpreted as allowing a until the end of the year PositiveLAUSANNE Switzerland The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday gave further unequivocal backing to this summers Tokyo Olympics urging athletes to prepare full despite the coronavirus threat http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/ioc-stands-firm-on-tokyo-games-despite-coronavirus-concerns-idUSKBN20Q12B2020-03-04
Given the way that the markets reacted its telling you that theres a little bit of said Andrew Gillan head of Asia exJapan equities at Janus Henderson in Singapore NeutralSINGAPORE Asian shares struggled to find footing on Wednesday and bonds held stunning gains as an emergency rate cut from the U.S. Federal Reserve seemed to stoke rather than soothe fears over the coronavirus widening global economic fallout http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-struggle-for-traction-as-fed-cut-fails-to-boost-confidence-idUSKBN20Q37B2020-03-04
Hashimoto said however that Japans government and Tokyo were still committed to the Games beginning on July 24 and the IOC has repeatedly swatted aside any suggestions of a postponement NegativeLAUSANNE Switzerland The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday gave further unequivocal backing to this summers Tokyo Olympics urging athletes to prepare full despite the coronavirus threat http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/ioc-stands-firm-on-tokyo-games-despite-coronavirus-concerns-idUSKBN20Q12B2020-03-04
Last week authorities in Japan said a tourbus guide had tested positive for a second time NegativeBEIJING Worrying cases of recovered coronavirus patients in China testing positive again for the infection have raised questions among doctors about the criteria being used for discharging people from hospital http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-reinfection/china-doctors-seek-tougher-discharge-criteria-after-positive-coronavirus-tests-idUSKBN20Q1BK2020-03-04
MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin wants to amend the constitution to make it illegal for Russia to give away any part of its territory to a foreign power a proposal likely to irritate Japan and Ukraine that have territorial disputes with Moscow NegativeMOSCOW President Vladimir Putin wants to amend the constitution to make it illegal for Russia to give away any part of its territory to a foreign power a proposal likely to irritate Japan and Ukraine that have territorial disputes with Moscow http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-russia-putin-territory/putin-wants-constitutional-ban-on-russia-handing-land-to-foreign-powers-idUSKBN20Q1DE2020-03-04
NEW YORK SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son held his first preIPO for the Japanese conglomerates portfolio companies on Tuesday introducing them to Wall Street investors who could be backing their stock market debuts PositiveNEW YORK SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son held his first preIPO for the Japanese conglomerates portfolio companies on Tuesday introducing them to Wall Street investors who could be backing their stock market debuts http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-softbank-ceo-ipo/softbank-ceo-hosts-pre-ipo-summit-in-new-york-as-he-courts-investors-idUSKBN20R00F2020-03-04
Still the market mood was grim as the spread of coronavirus both in Japan and globally looks set to hit companies bottom lines well beyond the current quarter NegativeTOKYO March 4 Japanese shares rose modestly on Tuesday tracking a pickup in Wall Street futures as early U.S. Democratic primary results dribbled in although the gains were limited by broader risk aversion as a Federal Reserve rate cut failed to soothe nerves http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/japanese-shares-inch-up-as-strong-biden-results-lift-wall-street-futures-idUSL4N2AX0UB2020-03-04
TOKYO Japan is preparing to host the Tokyo Summer Olympics as planned the governments top spokesman said on Wednesday amid speculation the Games could be postponed because of the coronavirus threat NegativeTOKYO Japan is preparing to host the Tokyo Summer Olympics as planned the governments top spokesman said on Wednesday amid speculation the Games could be postponed because of the coronavirus threat http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-coronavirus/japan-still-preparing-for-olympics-as-planned-suga-idUSKBN20R0AS2020-03-04
TOKYO Japan will cancel a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the deadly 2011 quake that devastated its northeast coast and triggered the Fukushima nuclear disaster as it curbs gatherings as a precaution against coronavirus Japanese media reported NegativeTOKYO Japan will cancel a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the deadly 2011 quake that devastated its northeast coast and triggered the Fukushima nuclear disaster as it curbs gatherings as a precaution against coronavirus Japanese media reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-ceremony/japan-to-cancel-ceremony-marking-deadly-quake-as-coronavirus-spreads-media-idUSKBN20Q24Q2020-03-04
TOKYO Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday the desirable policy response to the economic impact from the coronavirus outbreak will vary from country to country NegativeTOKYO Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday the desirable policy response to the economic impact from the coronavirus outbreak will vary from country to country http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-g7-japan/japans-aso-policy-response-to-virus-damage-varies-for-each-g7-member-idUSKBN20Q1OJ2020-03-04
TOKYO March 4 Japanese shares rose modestly on Tuesday tracking a pickup in Wall Street futures as early U.S. Democratic primary results dribbled in although the gains were limited by broader risk aversion as a Federal Reserve rate cut failed to soothe nerves NegativeTOKYO March 4 Japanese shares rose modestly on Tuesday tracking a pickup in Wall Street futures as early U.S. Democratic primary results dribbled in although the gains were limited by broader risk aversion as a Federal Reserve rate cut failed to soothe nerves http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/japanese-shares-inch-up-as-strong-biden-results-lift-wall-street-futures-idUSL4N2AX0UB2020-03-04
TOKYO The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Japan reached the 1000 mark on Wednesday as the government reiterated that plans to host the Tokyo Summer Olympics in July remained on track NeutralTOKYO The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Japan reached the 1000 mark on Wednesday as the government reiterated that plans to host the Tokyo Summer Olympics in July remained on track http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-case/japanese-coronavirus-infections-reach-1000-olympics-preparations-on-track-idUSKBN20R01E2020-03-04
The latest case was the first in the western Japan prefecture of Yamaguchi NegativeTOKYO The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Japan reached the 1000 mark on Wednesday as the government reiterated that plans to host the Tokyo Summer Olympics in July remained on track http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-case/japanese-coronavirus-infections-reach-1000-olympics-preparations-on-track-idUSKBN20R01E2020-03-04
Travelers entering Beijing from South Korea Japan Iran and Italy would have to be quarantined for 14 days a city official said NegativeThe World Health Organization on Tuesday warned of a global shortage and price gouging for protective equipment to fight the fastspreading coronavirus and asked companies and governments to increase production by as the death toll from the respiratory illness mounted http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus/who-warns-of-global-shortage-of-medical-equipment-to-fight-coronavirus-idUSKBN20Q14O2020-03-04
Trump said U.S. officials were evaluating further action to restrict international travel to other virus hot including Japan but that no decision had been made yet NegativeLAUSANNE Switzerland The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday gave further unequivocal backing to this summers Tokyo Olympics urging athletes to prepare full despite the coronavirus threat http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/ioc-stands-firm-on-tokyo-games-despite-coronavirus-concerns-idUSKBN20Q12B2020-03-04
Trump said his administration was eyeing Italy South Korea and Japan very closely and well make the right determination at the right time NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his administration may take further steps to address travel from the United States to areas with high rates of coronavirus but said officials were not weighing any restrictions on domestic travel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-travel/trump-says-u-s-weighs-travel-actions-over-coronavirus-hot-spots-abroad-idUSKBN20Q2T82020-03-04
and Japans Nikkei was either side of flat in choppy trade NegativeFed cut fails to halt 500 drops 2 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-shares-struggle-for-traction-as-fed-cut-fails-to-lift-confidence-idUSL4N2AX08B2020-03-04
Abes remarks came a day after Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda signaled the central banks readiness to stabilize markets if necessary PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday his government was ready to deploy further fiscal stimulus measures if needed to protect the countrys already fragile economy from the negative effects of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japans-abe-says-ready-to-top-up-fiscal-spending-if-coronavirus-hits-economy-idUSKBN20Q02L2020-03-03
Airlines sharply cut flights to Japan and South Korea as travelers have slashed ticket purchases for those destinations NegativeAirlines have been suspending flights or modifying services in response to the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-health-airlines-factbox/factbox-airlines-suspend-flights-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN20P2YY2020-03-03
Aoun told Yoshiie that Lebanon and Japan had no judicial cooperation or extradition treaty and that Ghosn had entered Lebanon legally through Beirut airport NegativeBEIRUT Lebanon has exclusive jurisdiction over Lebanese in the country its president said on Monday appearing to rebuff a visiting Japanese minister who said it was obvious and that ousted exNissan boss Carlos Ghosn should stand trial in Japan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-nissan-ghosn-lebanon/japanese-minister-raises-ghosn-case-in-visit-to-lebanon-idUSKBN20P1OK2020-03-03
Australia has had one death a 78yearold man who was a former passenger on the Diamond Princess cruise ship which was quarantined in Japan NegativeSYDNEY Australia will use a littleknown biosecurity law to restrict the movements of people suspected of having the coronavirus its attorneygeneral said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-australia/australia-to-use-biosecurity-law-to-restrict-movements-of-coronavirus-patients-idUSKBN20Q06W2020-03-03
BEIJING The spread of the coronavirus in South Korea and Japan could mean a second wave of disruption at Chinese factories after the disease triggered a record contraction in activity last month NegativeBEIJING The spread of the coronavirus in South Korea and Japan could mean a second wave of disruption at Chinese factories after the disease triggered a record contraction in activity last month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-factories/chinas-factories-at-risk-of-double-whammy-as-coronavirus-hits-south-korea-japan-idUSKBN20P21I2020-03-03
BEIRUT Fugitive exNissan boss Carlos Ghosn should stand trial in Japan a Japanese government minister told the Lebanese government during a visit to Beirut on Monday adding that Beirut had agreed to cooperate but without saying how PositiveBEIRUT Fugitive exNissan boss Carlos Ghosn should stand trial in Japan a Japanese government minister told the Lebanese government during a visit to Beirut on Monday adding that Beirut had agreed to cooperate but without saying how http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-nissan-ghosn-minister/japanese-minister-tells-lebanon-ghosn-should-stand-trial-in-japan-idUSKBN20P29J2020-03-03
BEIRUT Lebanon has exclusive jurisdiction over Lebanese in the country its president said on Monday appearing to rebuff a visiting Japanese minister who said it was obvious and that ousted exNissan boss Carlos Ghosn should stand trial in Japan NegativeBEIRUT Lebanon has exclusive jurisdiction over Lebanese in the country its president said on Monday appearing to rebuff a visiting Japanese minister who said it was obvious and that ousted exNissan boss Carlos Ghosn should stand trial in Japan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-nissan-ghosn-lebanon/japanese-minister-raises-ghosn-case-in-visit-to-lebanon-idUSKBN20P1OK2020-03-03
But imports from South Korea and Japan play a key role in Chinas manufacturing economy particularly the production and assembly of electronics goods PositiveBEIJING The spread of the coronavirus in South Korea and Japan could mean a second wave of disruption at Chinese factories after the disease triggered a record contraction in activity last month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-factories/chinas-factories-at-risk-of-double-whammy-as-coronavirus-hits-south-korea-japan-idUSKBN20P21I2020-03-03
DUSHANBE The government of Tajikistan has instructed airlines and travel agencies to stop selling tickets to nationals of 35 countries including the United States Britain China Japan and Iran industry sources said on Monday NegativeDUSHANBE The government of Tajikistan has instructed airlines and travel agencies to stop selling tickets to nationals of 35 countries including the United States Britain China Japan and Iran industry sources said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-tajikistan/tajikistan-shuts-border-to-nationals-of-35-countries-sources-idUSKBN20P28G2020-03-03
Even though the situation in China seems to be improving while Japan and Korea are getting worse Chinese firms have suffered greater said Gavekal Dragonomics Wang NegativeBEIJING The spread of the coronavirus in South Korea and Japan could mean a second wave of disruption at Chinese factories after the disease triggered a record contraction in activity last month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-factories/chinas-factories-at-risk-of-double-whammy-as-coronavirus-hits-south-korea-japan-idUSKBN20P21I2020-03-03
GENEVA The World Health Organization said on Monday that its greatest coronavirus concerns were South Korea Italy Iran and Japan but that it was still possible for all countries to contain the virus NegativeGENEVA The World Health Organization said on Monday that its greatest coronavirus concerns were South Korea Italy Iran and Japan but that it was still possible for all countries to contain the virus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-tedros/south-korea-iran-italy-and-japan-are-greatest-virus-concern-who-idUSKBN20P2FQ2020-03-03
Ghosn has said he had zero of a fair trial in Japan NegativeBEIRUT Lebanon has exclusive jurisdiction over Lebanese in the country its president said on Monday appearing to rebuff a visiting Japanese minister who said it was obvious and that ousted exNissan boss Carlos Ghosn should stand trial in Japan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-nissan-ghosn-lebanon/japanese-minister-raises-ghosn-case-in-visit-to-lebanon-idUSKBN20P1OK2020-03-03
If the virus worsens in South Korea and Japan analysts said Chinas factories could take another hit even as they stutter back to work NegativeBEIJING The spread of the coronavirus in South Korea and Japan could mean a second wave of disruption at Chinese factories after the disease triggered a record contraction in activity last month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-factories/chinas-factories-at-risk-of-double-whammy-as-coronavirus-hits-south-korea-japan-idUSKBN20P21I2020-03-03
Indeed with rates in Japan and Europe already in negative territory those doubts are even more amplified suggesting the BOJ and ECB will seek alternatives to simply cutting rates NegativeThe worlds top three central banks look set to take steps to limit the economic damage from the fastspreading coronavirus with the heads of the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan issuing emergency statements on Monday that echoed one from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell late last week http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-centralbanks/top-central-banks-appear-primed-to-act-to-combat-coronavirus-risk-idUSKBN20Q0152020-03-03
Infections in Japan have topped 200 with six deaths NegativeHopes rising for coordinated economic stimulus measures http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/japanese-shares-erase-gains-on-lingering-worries-about-virus-idUSL4N2AV5H92020-03-03
Japan has described that as an unfounded accusation NegativeBEIRUT Lebanon has exclusive jurisdiction over Lebanese in the country its president said on Monday appearing to rebuff a visiting Japanese minister who said it was obvious and that ousted exNissan boss Carlos Ghosn should stand trial in Japan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-nissan-ghosn-lebanon/japanese-minister-raises-ghosn-case-in-visit-to-lebanon-idUSKBN20P1OK2020-03-03
Japans J League postponed seven Levian Cup matches scheduled for Feb NegativeThe following is a list of international sports events hit by the outbreak of the new http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-factbox/factbox-sports-events-hit-by-the-coronavirus-epidemic-idUSKBN20P0YP2020-03-03
Lebanon had sent numerous correspondence to Japan over Ghosn since his arrest and his questioning more than a year ago without these correspondence receiving any official Aoun said NegativeBEIRUT Lebanon has exclusive jurisdiction over Lebanese in the country its president said on Monday appearing to rebuff a visiting Japanese minister who said it was obvious and that ousted exNissan boss Carlos Ghosn should stand trial in Japan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-nissan-ghosn-lebanon/japanese-minister-raises-ghosn-case-in-visit-to-lebanon-idUSKBN20P1OK2020-03-03
SAO PAULO Brazils Hypera Pharma said on Monday that it has signed a contract to buy a portfolio of 18 products from Japans Takeda Pharmaceutical Co for million PositiveSAO PAULO Brazils Hypera Pharma said on Monday that it has signed a contract to buy a portfolio of 18 products from Japans Takeda Pharmaceutical Co for million http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-takeda-pharma-hypera/brazils-hypera-pharma-to-acquire-drugs-from-japans-takeda-for-825-million-idUSKBN20P2T12020-03-03
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday his government was ready to deploy further fiscal stimulus measures if needed to protect the countrys already fragile economy from the negative effects of the coronavirus NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday his government was ready to deploy further fiscal stimulus measures if needed to protect the countrys already fragile economy from the negative effects of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japans-abe-says-ready-to-top-up-fiscal-spending-if-coronavirus-hits-economy-idUSKBN20Q02L2020-03-03
TOKYO March 3 A rally in Japanese shares faded on Tuesday as lingering worries about the domestic spread of the coronavirus overcame hopes that global central banks would coordinate to ease the economic impact of the epidemic NegativeHopes rising for coordinated economic stimulus measures http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/japanese-shares-erase-gains-on-lingering-worries-about-virus-idUSL4N2AV5H92020-03-03
The Japanese yen was steady at 108 PositiveRate cut bets sink dollar vs euro http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-euro-holds-steady-as-hopes-of-fed-cut-drive-traders-out-of-dollars-idUSL4N2AW0762020-03-03
The rout in global stocks last week had already prompted Fed Chair Jerome Powell and Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda to flag a readiness to move NegativeTOKYO Global shares and oil prices extended their rebound on Tuesday as policymakers indicated their willingness to move to ease the economic fallout from the coronavirus while investors waited for a conference call by Group of Seven heads for trading cues http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/global-shares-extend-rebound-on-hopes-of-g7-support-idUSKBN20Q02V2020-03-03
The worlds top three central banks look set to take steps to limit the economic damage from the fastspreading coronavirus with the heads of the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan issuing emergency statements on Monday that echoed one from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell late last week NegativeThe worlds top three central banks look set to take steps to limit the economic damage from the fastspreading coronavirus with the heads of the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan issuing emergency statements on Monday that echoed one from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell late last week http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-centralbanks/top-central-banks-appear-primed-to-act-to-combat-coronavirus-risk-idUSKBN20Q0152020-03-03
Vodafone said on Tuesday it had invested million in Texasbased AST Sciences spacebased network becoming the lead investor alongside Japans Rakuten Inc PositiveLONDON Mobile operator Vodafone is backing a satellite venture that aims to broadcast a mobile broadband network from space potentially boosting its 4G and in the future 5G coverage for users without the need for a specialized handset http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-vodafone-satellite/vodafone-looks-to-space-to-bolster-mobile-signal-on-the-ground-idUSKBN20Q00F2020-03-03
Well scrutinise the impact of the coronavirus on the global and Japanese economies NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday his government was ready to deploy further fiscal stimulus measures if needed to protect the countrys already fragile economy from the negative effects of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japans-abe-says-ready-to-top-up-fiscal-spending-if-coronavirus-hits-economy-idUSKBN20Q02L2020-03-03
Also helping calm market nerves Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday the central bank would take necessary steps to stabilise financial markets PositiveSINGAPORE Asian shares steadied from early losses on Monday as investors placed their hopes on a coordinated global monetary policy response to weather the damaging economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-stock-markets-reverse-losses-on-global-policy-stimulus-hopes-idUSKBN20O2GA2020-03-02
Britain also plans to begin negotiating deals with the United States Japan Australia and New Zealand in the coming months alongside talks with the EU on future relations PositiveLONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned he would drive a hard bargain with the United States in upcoming trade talks as the government sets out its negotiating position on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-trade-usa/britain-vows-to-drive-hard-bargain-in-u-s-trade-talks-idUSKBN20O2BV2020-03-02
JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday two Indonesians had tested positive for coronavirus after being in contact with an infected Japanese national marking the first confirmed cases in the worlds fourth most populous country NegativeJAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday two Indonesians had tested positive for coronavirus after being in contact with an infected Japanese national marking the first confirmed cases in the worlds fourth most populous country http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-indonesia/indonesia-confirms-first-cases-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN20P0FZ2020-03-02
Japans PMI showed its factory activity was hit by the sharpest contraction in nearly four years in February reinforcing expectations the economy may have slipped into recession NegativeTOKYO Asias factories took a beating in February from the coronavirus outbreak with activity in China shrinking at a record pace surveys showed on Monday raising the prospect of a coordinated policy response by central banks to prevent a global recession http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-economy/coronavirus-deals-shattering-blow-to-asian-factories-idUSKBN20P0BP2020-03-02
Japans current account surplus and the yens vast liquidity make the yen behave like safe haven asset PositiveYen rides high after biggest weekly gains since 2016 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-yen-euro-gain-on-dollar-as-fed-rate-cut-talks-heat-up-idUSL4N2AV02R2020-03-02
Most of his neighbors have moved on abandoning their houses and renting smaller apartments in nearby cities or settling elsewhere in Japan NegativeFUTABA Japan Dressed in protective plastic coveralls and white booties Yuji Onuma stood in front of the row of derelict buildings that included his house and sighed as he surveyed his old neighborhood http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-olympics-2020-futaba-insight/in-fukushima-olympic-torch-relay-faces-cool-welcome-from-nuclear-evacuees-idUSKBN20P03M2020-03-02
Nearterm prospects for Japans industrial sector appear very said Joe Hayes economist at IHS Markit which compiles the survey NeutralTOKYO Asias factories took a beating in February from the coronavirus outbreak with activity in China shrinking at a record pace surveys showed on Monday raising the prospect of a coordinated policy response by central banks to prevent a global recession http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-economy/coronavirus-deals-shattering-blow-to-asian-factories-idUSKBN20P0BP2020-03-02
One bank left out of its forecast for cuts was the Bank of Japan which it sees leaving rates on hold NegativeGoldman Sachs economists on Sunday predicted the U.S. Federal Reserve will cut interest rates aggressively perhaps before its next scheduled meeting in two weeks time saying the head of the U.S. central bank sent a clear signal with his unscheduled statement on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-cenbank-goldman/goldman-sachs-sees-fed-cutting-soon-perhaps-before-march-17-18-meeting-idUSKBN20O2FP2020-03-02
SYDNEY Australias chief medical officer said on Monday it was no longer possible to completely prevent people with the coronavirus from entering the country citing concerns about outbreaks in Japan and South Korea NegativeSYDNEY Australias chief medical officer said on Monday it was no longer possible to completely prevent people with the coronavirus from entering the country citing concerns about outbreaks in Japan and South Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-australia-cases/australia-warns-it-cant-stop-the-spread-of-coronavirus-from-overseas-idUSKBN20P0EN2020-03-02
SYDNEY March 2 Australias chief medical officer said on Monday it was no longer possible to completely prevent people with the coronavirus from entering the country citing concerns about outbreaks in Japan and South Korea NegativeSYDNEY March 2 Australias chief medical officer said on Monday it was no longer possible to completely prevent people with the coronavirus from entering the country citing concerns about outbreaks in Japan and South Korea http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-australia-cases/australia-warns-it-cant-stop-the-spread-of-coronavirus-from-overseas-idUSL4N2AV11M2020-03-02
TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday the central bank will take necessary steps to stabilize markets jolted by the coronavirus outbreak bolstering speculation about coordinated global policy action NegativeTOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday the central bank will take necessary steps to stabilize markets jolted by the coronavirus outbreak bolstering speculation about coordinated global policy action http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/boj-reassurance-on-coronavirus-bolsters-speculation-of-global-policy-action-idUSKBN20P0182020-03-02
TOKYO Japan on Sunday raised its infectious disease advisory levels for parts of South Korea and Italy urging its citizens not to take trips to South Koreas Daegu and Cheongdo regions and avoid nonurgent trips to three areas in Italy due to the coronavirus outbreak NegativeTOKYO Japan on Sunday raised its infectious disease advisory levels for parts of South Korea and Italy urging its citizens not to take trips to South Koreas Daegu and Cheongdo regions and avoid nonurgent trips to three areas in Italy due to the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-japan-travel/japan-warns-against-trips-to-some-parts-of-south-korea-italy-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN20O1XA2020-03-02
TOKYO Japans Rakuten Inc plans to set its big data mobile plan at 2980 yen PositiveTOKYO Japans Rakuten Inc plans to set its big data mobile plan at 2980 yen http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-rakuten-mobile/rakuten-to-set-big-data-mobile-plan-at-2980-yen-per-month-to-undercut-rivals-nikkei-idUSKBN20P0142020-03-02
TOKYO Japans defence ministry said on Monday there was no indication that North Korea projectiles reached Japans territory or its exclusive economic zone NegativeTOKYO Japans defence ministry said on Monday there was no indication that North Korea projectiles reached Japans territory or its exclusive economic zone http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-japan/japan-says-no-indication-north-korea-launch-reached-its-territory-or-eez-idUSKBN20P0I12020-03-02
TOKYO March 2 A Japanese cruise operator filed for bankruptcy on Monday after its restaurant ship Luminous Kobe 2 which offered buffets and night views of the western port city of Kobe was hit by cancellations amid concerns about the coronavirus outbreak NegativeTOKYO March 2 A Japanese cruise operator filed for bankruptcy on Monday after its restaurant ship Luminous Kobe 2 which offered buffets and night views of the western port city of Kobe was hit by cancellations amid concerns about the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-kobe/japan-cruise-operator-files-for-bankruptcy-as-coronavirus-hits-demand-idUSL4N2AV16R2020-03-02
The Japanese action adventure has made NeutralLOS ANGELES http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-boxoffice/box-office-invisible-man-emerges-with-29-million-opening-weekend-idUSKBN20O22B2020-03-02
The Japanese currency had risen 3 NeutralYen rides high after biggest weekly gains since 2016 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-yen-euro-gain-on-dollar-as-fed-rate-cut-talks-heat-up-idUSL4N2AV02R2020-03-02
The fallwinter collection also featured futurist looks with a folded jumpsuit evoking Japanese origami PositivePARIS From leather bodices to sheer frilly dresses Italian label Valentino showcased a series of allblack looks in Paris on Sunday as fashion houses pressed on with their shows in spite of the coronavirus outbreak that has kept some attendees away http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-fashion-paris-valentino/valentino-goes-back-to-black-at-paris-fashion-week-idUSKBN20O2842020-03-02
The mans death marks the sixth fatality from COVID19 in Japan excluding six deaths among those aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess NegativeTOKYO A man in his 70s died on Japans northernmost island of Hokkaido on Saturday night after testing positive for COVID19 the disease caused by the coronavirus called SARSCoV2 local authorities said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-health-coronavirus/another-death-from-coronavirus-in-japan-in-hospital-infection-suspected-idUSKBN20O1DV2020-03-02
The outbreak has heightened fears of recession in Japan as supply chain disruptions slumping overseas tourists and event cancellations hurt an already fragile economy NegativeTOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday the central bank will take necessary steps to stabilize markets jolted by the coronavirus outbreak bolstering speculation about coordinated global policy action http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/boj-reassurance-on-coronavirus-bolsters-speculation-of-global-policy-action-idUSKBN20P0182020-03-02
The sheer scale of losses has prompted financial markets to price in policy responses from the U.S. Federal Reserve to the Bank of Japan and the Reserve Bank of Australia NegativeInterbank futures imply rate cuts by Fed RBA http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-markets-extend-falls-as-coronavirus-spreads-idUSL4N2AV04X2020-03-02
U.S. European and Japanese central banks could issue a joint emergency statement pledging to act against market said Kiuchi currently an economist at Nomura Research Institute NegativeTOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday the central bank will take necessary steps to stabilize markets jolted by the coronavirus outbreak bolstering speculation about coordinated global policy action http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/boj-reassurance-on-coronavirus-bolsters-speculation-of-global-policy-action-idUSKBN20P0182020-03-02
Widodo said an Indonesian medical team had traced the movements of the Japanese visitor before uncovering the cases NegativeJAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday two Indonesians had tested positive for coronavirus after being in contact with an infected Japanese national marking the first confirmed cases in the worlds fourth most populous country http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-indonesia/indonesia-confirms-first-cases-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN20P0FZ2020-03-02
I heard theres a rumor the Democrats are going to change the name of the party from the Party to the Trump said in remarks in Japan last June NegativeNATIONAL HARBOR Md http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-socialism-analysis/trump-allies-hope-to-ride-anti-socialist-rhetoric-to-election-win-idUSKBN20N0HV2020-03-01
Japanese automaker Toyota plans to build a new electric vehicle plant in the Chinese city of Tianjin with its local partner FAW Group a document from the local authorities showed PositiveJapanese automaker Toyota plans to build a new electric vehicle plant in the Chinese city of Tianjin with its local partner FAW Group a document from the local authorities showed http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-toyota-china-electric/toyota-plans-new-1-2-billion-ev-plant-in-tianjin-with-faw-document-idUSKBN20N0H02020-03-01
MELBOURNE A former passenger on the Diamond Princess cruise ship that was quarantined off Japan for coronavirus died in a hospital in Perth early on Sunday a health official said becoming Australias first death from the virus NegativeMELBOURNE A former passenger on the Diamond Princess cruise ship that was quarantined off Japan for coronavirus died in a hospital in Perth early on Sunday a health official said becoming Australias first death from the virus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-australia/australias-first-coronavirus-death-confirmed-as-former-diamond-cruise-passenger-idUSKBN20O17A2020-03-01
MOSCOW Russias artistic gymnastics federation said on Friday the country would skip World Cup events in the United States and Japan so its athletes were not exhausted by long flights and jet lag NegativeMOSCOW Russias artistic gymnastics federation said on Friday the country would skip World Cup events in the United States and Japan so its athletes were not exhausted by long flights and jet lag http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-china-health-russia-gymnastics/russians-to-skip-world-cup-events-in-u-s-japan-federation-idUSKCN20M22V2020-03-01
On Saturday Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a news conference that preparations for Xis visit were going ahead PositiveTOKYO Tokyo and Beijing are leaning towards delaying Chinese President Xi Jinpings state visit to Japan originally planned for early April as the neighbors battle a coronavirus outbreak the Sankei newspaper said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-china/china-xis-visit-to-japan-could-be-delayed-until-autumn-sankei-idUSKBN20O1982020-03-01
Signs that Japan could cancel its 2020 Summer years of preparation and some billion in be another unwelcome development Janasiewicz said NegativeNEW YORK World stock markets should fall further on Monday after a record contraction in Chinas manufacturing and service sectors because of the coronavirus outbreak illustrating the massive potential economic impacts of the epidemic for the rest of the globe http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-health-usa-stocks/china-data-portends-more-punishment-for-bruised-stock-markets-idUSKBN20N0D32020-03-01
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday called on the public to cooperate in a tough to contain the coronavirus outbreak in coming weeks as the country prepares to hold the Olympic Games in Tokyo as planned PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday called on the public to cooperate in a tough to contain the coronavirus outbreak in coming weeks as the country prepares to hold the Olympic Games in Tokyo as planned http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-japan/japan-pm-abe-seeks-citizens-help-in-coronavirus-fight-as-olympics-to-go-ahead-idUSKBN20N0682020-03-01
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday promised his governments utmost efforts to curb the spread of the new coronavirus while acknowledging the authorities alone could not tackle the threat PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday promised his governments utmost efforts to curb the spread of the new coronavirus while acknowledging the authorities alone could not tackle the threat http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-japan-abe/pm-abe-vows-japans-utmost-efforts-to-coronavirus-xi-visit-olympics-on-track-idUSKBN20N0GW2020-03-01
TOKYO Tokyo and Beijing are leaning towards delaying Chinese President Xi Jinpings state visit to Japan originally planned for early April as the neighbors battle a coronavirus outbreak the Sankei newspaper said on Sunday NegativeTOKYO Tokyo and Beijing are leaning towards delaying Chinese President Xi Jinpings state visit to Japan originally planned for early April as the neighbors battle a coronavirus outbreak the Sankei newspaper said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-china/china-xis-visit-to-japan-could-be-delayed-until-autumn-sankei-idUSKBN20O1982020-03-01
And despite its optimism over the Olympics Japan has canceled numerous sporting events NegativeTOKYO Tokyo has no Plan B for this years Summer Olympics despite alarm over the spread of the coronavirus in Japan and elsewhere with under five months before the event a senior official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-coronavirus-exclusive/exclusive-tokyo-has-no-plan-b-for-games-despite-coronavirus-idUSKCN20M1CL2020-02-29
Global stock markets lose the value of Japans GDP in a week NegativeMSCI ACWI down over this week http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stock-markets-melt-on-coronavirus-fears-u-s-treasury-yields-hit-fresh-lows-idUSL2N2AS1M22020-02-29
He was the first foreigner from the ship to die according to Japans Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare NegativeTOKYO A British man who was infected by the coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan has died bringing the death toll among people who were aboard the vessel to six Japans government said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-japan-britain/british-man-infected-by-coronavirus-on-japanese-cruise-ship-has-died-idUSKBN20F2XF2020-02-29
Hiroyuki Yoshiie will leave Tokyo on Saturday and meet with Lebanese Justice Minister Marie Claude Najm on Monday Japans justice ministry said PositiveTOKYO Japans deputy justice minister is traveling to Lebanon this weekend to try to make the case that fugitive exNissan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-nissan-ghosn/japan-minister-flying-to-lebanon-to-make-case-for-ghosns-return-idUSKCN20M0C52020-02-29
However a London mayoral candidates suggestion that the British capital which hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics could take them again if needed drew sharp responses from Japan PositiveTOKYO Tokyo has no Plan B for this years Summer Olympics despite alarm over the spread of the coronavirus in Japan and elsewhere with under