As Japan coronavirus cases rise, Tokyo nudges PM Abe to declare state of emergency

TOKYO — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Friday that Japan declaring a national state of coronavirus emergency would send a “strong message” that could help dodge an explosive outbreak, her most explicit nudge so far for the government to make the call. Read More More: https://ift.tt/2V1q4gP

Japan’s banks and borrowers battle over lending benchmark as clock ticks on Libor

TOKYO/HONG KONG — A tug-of-war between Japan’s banks and companies has erupted over replacing the widely used but tarnished Libor benchmark, illustrating the difficulty for lenders, borrowers and regulators in adopting a replacement for the $400 trillion benchmark. Read More More: https://ift.tt/2UV7pTK

On brink of coronavirus crisis, Japan PM offers masks, gets social media roasting

TOKYO — Facing calls to declare a coronavirus state of emergency, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was flamed on social media on Thursday for instead offering people free cloth masks, pointing to growing frustration for some over his handling of the crisis. Read More More: https://ift.tt/3bMWK4y

Japan govt, ruling parties agree on certain tax exemptions for firms hit by pandemic

TOKYO — Japan’s government and ruling parties agreed to exempt firms from certain taxes if their sales decline by more than half from the previous year in any three-month period between February and October amid the coronavirus outbreak, Kyodo newswire said on Thursday. Read More More: https://ift.tt/2X2DYSk

Next Stop Financial Crisis, Dire Trump, Japan Reinvents: Eco Day

Will the sudden stop in the global economy trigger a financial crisis? All-out support from central banks suggests a tentative ‘no’. That could change rather quickly, Bloomberg Economics saysThe White House’s projections for coronavirus fatalities to extend into the start of the summer will reinforce fears for extended shutdowns that spur deep declines in U.S. […]

Three-Way Collaborative Fashion Designs – Vogue Japan, THE CONVENI, and fragment design Join Forces (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) Vogue Japan prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary and to honor the milestone, it channels a three-way collaborative collection alongside the efforts of fragment design and THE CONVENI. The trio… More: https://ift.tt/3aAEdIr

With Japan on brink of coronavirus emergency, Tokyo could keep schools closed until May

TOKYO — Japan remains on the brink of a state of emergency as the rate of new coronavirus cases accelerates across the country, its top government spokesman said on Wednesday, amid reports the capital may order public schools to stay closed for a second month. Read More More: https://ift.tt/2WVC5Hb

Japan’s Abe, deputy avoid joint meetings to cut coronavirus risk as lockdown pressure builds

TOKYO — Japan’s prime minister and his deputy won’t attend meetings together to cut coronavirus risks as pressure for a lockdown builds, with domestic cases topping 2,000 and a minister saying the country’s containment strategy was stretched to the limit. Read More More: https://ift.tt/2JqMimT

Japan PM, deputy avoid joint meetings to cut coronavirus risk as lockdown pressure builds

TOKYO — Japan’s prime minister and his deputy won’t attend meetings together to cut coronavirus risks as pressure for a lockdown builds, with domestic cases topping 2,000 and a minister saying the country’s containment strategy was stretched to the limit. Read More More: https://ift.tt/2WWVMhU