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Japan floods, mudslides kill at least 44 as streets turn to rivers

6 July 2020, 3:33 PM

Torrential rain hit Japan’s southwestern island of Kyushu on Monday, with at least one more river bursting its banks, as the death toll from three days of floods and mudslides rose to 44, including 14 at an old people’s home.

Japan’s Fujitsu brings hand washing AI to COVID-19 fight

23 June 2020, 4:36 AM

Three months after the World Health Organization recommended singing “Happy Birthday” twice during hand washing to fight the coronavirus, Japan’s Fujitsu Ltd has developed an artificial intelligence monitor it says will ensure healthcare, hotel and food industry workers scrub properly.

Japan lifts coronavirus travel curbs to help economy bounce back

19 June 2020, 5:14 AM

Japan lifted all coronavirus-related curbs on domestic travel on Friday, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calling on people to go sightseeing or attend concerts and other events to help the nation’s economy bounce back from a pandemic recession.

As Japan Inc battles coronavirus, cash and bank deposits rise at record pace in May

9 June 2020, 3:50 AM

Japan’s money stock, or currency in circulation and bank deposits, rose at the fastest annual pace on record in May as companies hoarded cash to guard against slumping sales from the coronavirus pandemic, central bank data showed on Tuesday.

Tokyo executive says make Games decision in spring: Kyodo

5 June 2020, 2:09 PM

A Tokyo 2020 executive board member said on Friday organisers will need to monitor the novel coronavirus situation until next spring before deciding whether to go ahead with the Summer Olympics, Kyodo News reported.



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