Archive for May 6th, 2020

China reports one new coronavirus case in mainland

06-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China reported one new coronavirus case for May 4, down from three the day before, data from the national health authority showed on Tuesday. The new case was imported, the [...] » More

US warns of ‘consequences’ if China abandons trade deal

US warns of ‘consequences’ if China abandons trade deal

06-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday he expects China to uphold a trade deal reached with Washington this year, and warned of “consequences” if the [...] » More

Japan sending Fujifilm’s flu drug favipiravir to over 40 countries for Covid-19 trials

06-May-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Since the world might wait years for a coronavirus vaccine, drugs that can mitigate its effects are now in the spotlight. The US Food and Drug Administration has approved [...] » More

Japan to draft UFO protocols in response to US footage

06-May-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Japan plans to draft protocols to respond, record and report UFO encounters in light of the US Defense Department’s recent decision to release videos of the mysterious [...] » More

Japanese local governments’ approaches to infection disclosures being questioned

06-May-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Questions about the stances of local governments regarding their disclosures of information about fatalities from the new coronavirus and those infected are making the [...] » More

Japan urges ‘new lifestyle’ for long-term fight against coronavirus

06-May-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

The government has called on residents to maintain a “new lifestyle” even after restrictive measures over the new coronavirus have been relaxed following prime [...] » More

Workers, parents feel strain as state of emergency extended

06-May-2020 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

Workers in eateries, tourism and other industries hit by the new coronavirus pandemic as well as parents appealed to the government for more financial and other support as [...] » More

Japan firm offers couples unused hotel rooms amid Covid-19 lockdown

06-May-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

When Keisuke Arai switched to working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, he began bickering more with his long-term girlfriend. Suspecting he wasn’t alone, the [...] » More

70pct see Japan-US security alliance in positive light: government survey

06-May-2020 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

Nearly 70 percent of people in Japan value the bilateral ties the country maintains with the United States, a recent survey released by the Foreign Ministry indicates. In the [...] » More

Japan Airlines is practising social distancing on domestic flights

06-May-2020 Intellasia | BusinessTraveller | 6:02 AM

Japan Airlines is practising social distancing on domestic flights by blocking its middle seats until June 30. A seat map of its Boeing 737 aircraft posted on the [...] » More

Japan’s child population falls for 39th straight year to record low

06-May-2020 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:02 AM

The estimated child population in Japan has dropped for the 39th consecutive year to a record low, government data showed Monday, despite efforts to tackle the long-standing [...] » More

Japan may approve remdesivir for COVID-19 patients this week

06-May-2020 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 6:02 AM

US biopharmaceutical firm Gilead Sciences Inc. said Monday it applied with the Japanese health ministry for approval to use its anti-viral drug remdesivir to treat new [...] » More

Japanese federations hoping to retain help of foreign coaches

06-May-2020 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

With the one-year postponement of the Tokyo Games, many of Japan’s sports federations have been forced to negotiate contract extensions and make other concessions for [...] » More

Tokyo governor Koike to ask businesses to refrain from operating until end of MayNHK

06-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike will ask businesses in Japan’s biggest city to refrain from operating until the end of this month, following the central government’s [...] » More

Call centres expose fault line in Japan’s pandemic fight

06-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Almost a month after Tokyo declared a state of emergency, dozens of call centre employees for telecom KDDI Corp still commute into their crowded office, where the fear of [...] » More