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Japan hospitals cut staff bonuses as coronavirus drives them into the red

12:42pm IST

TOKYO About a third of Japanese medical institutions are cutting summer bonuses to staff, a trade union said on Monday, as many hospitals and clinics face a cash crunch, having had to delay routine treatments to make room for coronavirus patients.

Tokyo shopkeepers brace for another slowdown as coronavirus flares

10 Jul 2020

TOKYO Two straight days of record novel coronavirus infections in the Japanese capital have dashed shopkeepers' hopes that business can get back to normal any time soon.

Japan supercomputer suggests changes to travel, work amid airborne virus threat

08 Jul 2020

TOKYO Supercomputer-driven models simulated in Japan suggested that operating commuter trains with windows open and limiting the number of passengers may help reduce the risk of coronavirus infections, as scientists warn of airborne spread of the virus.

As cases in Tokyo surge, Japan gives expert advisory panel a makeover

02 Jul 2020

TOKYO With new coronavirus cases in Tokyo surging to a two-month high, Japan faces the prospect of a second wave without the experts who tackled the first phase of the epidemic.

As cases in Tokyo surge, Japan gives expert advisory panel a makeover

02 Jul 2020

TOKYO With new coronavirus cases in Tokyo surging to a two-month high, Japan faces the prospect of a second wave without the experts who tackled the first phase of the epidemic.

Japan's success in curbing COVID-19 cases now hampers search for cures

24 Jun 2020

TOKYO As nations race to develop treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, Japan has become a victim of its own success as slowing new infections has led to a shortage of patients to enroll in clinical trials. | Video

Exclusive: Blackstone, Taisho Pharma among final bidders for Takeda's Japan OTC unit - sources

19 Jun 2020

TOKYO Blackstone, Bain Capital and Taisho Pharmaceutical are among the final bidders for Takeda Pharmaceutical's consumer drug business in Japan, a deal that could be worth up to 400 billion yen ($3.7 billion), three people familiar with the deal said.

Japanese researchers confirm coronavirus testing in sewers as possible outbreak warning system

17 Jun 2020

TOKYO Japanese researchers confirmed the presence of the coronavirus in wastewater plants, a finding that could serve as a signal for future outbreaks.

Japanese researchers confirm coronavirus testing in sewers as possible outbreak warning system

17 Jun 2020

TOKYO Japanese researchers confirmed the presence of the coronavirus in wastewater plants, a finding that could serve as a signal for future outbreaks.

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