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Analysis-Lack of vaccination passport, testing threaten Japan's reopening

Oct 18 2021

TOKYO Japan's lack of a vaccination passport and limited testing capacity is threatening ambitions to reopen the economy at a crucial year-end period when restaurants earn up to a half of their annual revenue and travel agencies are at their busiest.

Japan cosmetics giant Shiseido sees 2022 'turning point' in tourism sales

Oct 14 2021

TOKYO, Oct 15 The chief executive of Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido Co believes inbound tourism will return next year as the pandemic abates, beginning a gradual recovery in sales of high-end goods to travellers.

UPDATE 1-Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing forecasts profit recovery as pandemic abates

Oct 14 2021

TOKYO, Oct 14 Japan's Fast Retailing expects a continued recovery in sales and profits in the year to August 2022 as the pandemic abates, the owner of clothing brand Uniqlo said on Thursday.

Japan's dip in COVID-19 cases baffles experts; winter 'nightmare' still a risk

Oct 05 2021

TOKYO Japan's COVID-19 case numbers have plummeted to the lowest in nearly a year just as other parts of Asia are struggling with surging infections, leaving health experts perplexed and raising concern of a winter rebound.

Japan's restaurants, bars welcome back drinkers as COVID-19 controls ease

Oct 01 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Typhoon winds and rain dampened what might have been a more celebratory mood in Tokyo on Friday, as restaurants were allowed to sell alcohol and stay open later following the lifting of the latest COVID-19 state of emergency.

Japan's restaurants, bars welcome back drinkers as COVID-19 controls ease

Oct 01 2021

TOKYO, Oct 1 Typhoon winds and rain dampened what might have been a more celebratory mood in Tokyo on Friday, as restaurants were allowed to sell alcohol and stay open later following the lifting of the latest COVID-19 state of emergency.

Japan's Takeda says 'human error' caused contamination of Moderna vaccines

Oct 01 2021

TOKYO Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said on Friday that "human error" caused metal contaminants to get into Moderna Inc COVID-19 vaccine doses, leading to a recall.

Japan protests S.Korean court ordering sale of Mitsubishi Heavy assets

Sep 28 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan has protested a South Korean court order that assets seized from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries be sold off to pay compensation to two women subjected to forced labour for the company during Japan's occupation of the Korean peninsula.

Asia supercharges vaccination efforts after slow start, U.S. lags

Sep 16 2021

TOKYO/SINGAPORE Several Asian nations are quickly ramping up vaccination campaigns from shaky starts to combat growing COVID-19 infections, as supply shipments roll in and people overcome hesitancy in hopes of easing curbs and freeing up travel.

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