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Olympics sponsors in limbo as year-end contract expiration looms: sources

Sep 08 2020

TOKYO Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers have not extended sponsors' contracts set to expire at the end of the year, sources said, leaving some questioning whether to continue after COVID-19 forced a delay of the world's largest sporting event.

Olympics sponsors in limbo as year-end contract expiration looms - sources

Sep 08 2020

TOKYO Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers have not extended sponsors' contracts set to expire at the end of the year, sources said, leaving some questioning whether to continue after COVID-19 forced a delay of the world's largest sporting event.

Olympics sponsors in limbo as year-end contract expiration looms - sources

Sep 08 2020

TOKYO, Sept 8 Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers have not extended sponsors' contracts set to expire at the end of the year, sources said, leaving some questioning whether to continue after COVID-19 forced a delay of the world's largest sporting event.

Honda goes small with first mass-produced all-electric car

Aug 27 2020

UTSUNOMIYA, Japan As many automakers bet on sedans and SUVs in the switch to electric vehicles (EV), Japan's Honda Motor Co Ltd has decided smaller is better for its first-ever mass-produced all-battery car.

Japan's ANA posts $1.5 billion first quarter loss as COVID-19 curbs travel

Jul 29 2020

TOKYO Japan's biggest air carrier, ANA Holdings Inc , on Wednesday reported an operating loss of 159 billion yen (1.1 billion pounds) for the quarter from April to June and gave no annual forecast, but said recovery to pre-COVID demand would be slow.

UPDATE 1-Japan's ANA posts $1.5 bln Q1 loss as COVID-19 curbs travel

Jul 29 2020

TOKYO, July 29 Japan's biggest air carrier, ANA Holdings Inc, on Wednesday reported an operating loss of 159 billion yen ($1.51 billion) for the quarter from April to June and gave no annual forecast, but said recovery to pre-COVID demand would be slow.

Exclusive: Nissan plans 30% cut in car output through December as virus hits demand

Jul 16 2020

TOKYO Nissan Motor Co is planning a 30% year-on-year cut in global vehicle production through December as falling demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic complicates its turnaround efforts, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

EXCLUSIVE-Nissan plans 30% cut in output to Dec as virus hits demand -sources

Jul 16 2020

TOKYO, July 16 Nissan Motor Co is planning a 30% year-on-year cut in global vehicle production through December as falling demand due to the coronavirus complicates its efforts to recover profitability, two sources with knowledge of the matter have told Reuters.

Automakers see untapped market as Japanese 'paper drivers' ease onto the roads

Jun 19 2020

TOKYO Ryota Kawamata hadn't driven for more than a decade, but as Japan's COVID-19 crisis worsened in May, his employer near Tokyo rented him a car so he wouldn't have to use public transport.

Japan's Dentsu evacuates Tokyo HQ after bomb threat

Jun 05 2020

TOKYO Japan's largest advertising agency, Dentsu Group Inc, has evacuated its Tokyo headquarters after receiving a bomb threat, an internal company email reviewed by Reuters showed on Friday.

World News

Exclusive: China sharply expands mass labor program in Tibet

China is pushing growing numbers of Tibetan rural laborers off the land and into recently built military-style training centers where they are turned into factory workers, mirroring a program in the western Xinjiang region that rights groups have branded coercive labor.