15 Sep 2021

Tokyo Olympics Didn’t Worsen Covid-19 Spread, Data Suggest

Initial investigations into the Tokyo Olympics have shown that the games did not exacerbate the Covid-19 outbreak in Japan. Japan held the summer competitions from July 23 to August 8 despite concerns over the spread of Covid-19 among 50,000 athletes, officials, and other overseas individuals. The visitors arrived in July,

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20 Aug 2021

Crunch Time for Liquid as Crypto Exchange Loses $97m to Hackers

Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange company Liquid has reportedly lost $97 million due to a cyberattack. Liquid revealed the incident yesterday evening, stating that warm wallets were compromised. The company reported that they were moving its assets into the cold wallet while it investigated the attack. Liquid also promised to provide regular

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08 Jul 2021

Tokyo Olympic Games: State of emergency announced as Covid cases rise

A state of emergency has been declared in Tokyo and will run throughout the Olympic Games. The state of emergency was put in place to combat coronavirus and will run from July 12 to August 22. Bars and restaurants will not be allowed to serve alcohol and must close by

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22 Mar 2021

Renesas Chip-Plant Fire Spreads Concerns About Global Auto Production

In Tokyo, a fire at a factory of one of the world’s leading auto chip makers has threatened the shares of Toyota, Nissan and Honda. The auto industry is already facing production issues with due to a semiconductor shortage. The factory is located in Hitachinaka and will take at least

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02 Apr 2020

Anger as Japanese Prime Minister offers two cloth masks per family while refusing to declare coronavirus emergency

The Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, is facing criticism after announcing that the government would distribute two cloth face masks per household amidst the global pandemic and growing concern over medical shortages. The country currently faces a steadily increasing number of COVID-19 cases, but the Prime Minister has failed to

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29 Jan 2020

4 Japanese evacuees from Wuhan taken to hospital with fevers

Japanese officials have disclosed that four evacuees on a flight outbound from Wuhan have a cough and fever, two signature symptoms of the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed the report after the flight arrived on Wednesday morning, containing 206 evacuees. The passengers underwent temperature checks before boarding and

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28 Jan 2020

Japan tourism company faces 20,000 cancellations from coronavirus outbreak

A Tokyo based travel agency that works to provide tour opportunities for Chinese travelers, has received over 20,000 cancellation notifications as coronavirus infects almost 3,000. On Sunday, China announced a bad on outbound travel in groups as part of its battle to combat the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. To

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