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IMF chief lauds Japan’s spending to combat pandemic, urges others to step up

1 May 2020, 2:40 AM

IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva on Thursday lauded Japan’s plans to spend about 20% of its gross domestic product to respond to the economic challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and help the world’s poorest countries, urging others to do their part.

Japan to extend coronavirus emergency as early as Monday -NHK

1 May 2020, 2:17 AM

Japan will extend its state of emergency for containing the novel coronavirus as early as Monday, public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said it would be difficult to return to everyday life.

Japan’s parliament to pass $241 billion extra budget to combat pandemic fallout

30 April 2020, 5:11 AM

Japan’s parliament is set to approve on Thursday a $241 billion supplementary budget to fund a record stimulus package featuring cash payouts and loans to cash-strapped firms to cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic.

IOC removes Abe comment regarding Olympics costs from website

21 April 2020, 6:03 PM

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) removed a comment from its website on Tuesday that referred to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when discussing the financial impact of postponing the Games, following objections from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Organising Committee.

As coronavirus infections mount, Japan at last expands testing

18 April 2020, 5:54 AM

Japan, alarmed by rising coronavirus deaths and the spectre of the collapse of the medical system, is scrambling to expand testing with drive-through facilities and general practitioners helping to collect samples.

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