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Japan says virus travel curbs not too late as South Korea protests

06 Mar 2020

TOKYO Japan's 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 "excessive".

Japan says virus travel curbs not too late as South Korea protests

06 Mar 2020

TOKYO Japan's 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 "excessive".

Third death from Japan cruise ship as health minister vows to set virus strategy

23 Feb 2020

TOKYO A third passenger from the coronavirus-infected Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan died on Sunday, authorities said, as the government promised to introduce fresh steps to contain the outbreak.

RPT-UPDATE 3-Third death from Japan cruise ship as health minister vows to set virus strategy

23 Feb 2020

TOKYO, Feb 23 A third passenger from the coronavirus-infected Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan died on Sunday, authorities said, as the government promised to introduce fresh steps to contain the outbreak.

Third death from Japan cruise ship as health minister vows to set virus strategy

23 Feb 2020

TOKYO A third passenger from the coronavirus-infected Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan died on Sunday, authorities said, as the government promised to introduce fresh steps to contain the outbreak.

Japan minister apologises after woman who left virus-stricken ship tests positive

23 Feb 2020

TOKYO Japan's health minister has apologised after a woman who was allowed to leave a coronavirus-infected cruise ship docked near Tokyo tested positive for the virus.

Donations top $30 million for Kyoto Animation arson victims in Japan

27 Dec 2019

Donations to Kyoto Animation topped 3.3 billion yen ($30 million) to support survivors and bereaved families after an arson attack on the film studio in July killed over 30 people.

Nissan picks Sakamoto as board candidate after Seki's resignation

27 Dec 2019

TOKYO Nissan Motor Co has selected executive officer Hideyuki Sakamoto as a candidate for the board of directors, the company said on Friday, following the surprise resignation of vice-chief operating officer Jun Seki earlier this week.

Airless tire makers hope for breakout moment with autonomous driving

25 Oct 2019

TOKYO Makers of airless tires such as Japan's Bridgestone Corp. hope driverless cars will herald a breakthrough for their niche technology, which is more than a decade old but underperforms standard tires in every way except resistance to puncture.

Nissan pins revival hopes on 'foreigner with a Japanese face'

08 Oct 2019

TOKYO Nissan Motor Co named the head of its Chinese business as its next CEO on Tuesday, picking an executive known for close ties to top shareholder Renault and for a frank, straight-talking manner that has marked him as an outsider. | Video

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