7 August 2020, Friday | 11:56pm


Another 41 on cruise liner off Japan test positive for coronavirus


TOKYO: Another 41 people on a cruise liner off Japan tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total cases confirmed on the ship to 61, Japan’s health minister said on Friday.

Japan to send evacuation plane to Wuhan: Minister


TOKYO: Japan will send a plane to the Chinese city of Wuhan later Tuesday to begin evacuating citizens from the centre of a deadly virus outbreak, the country’s foreign minister said.

Japanese suicides decline to lowest in over 40 years


TOKYO - Suicides in Japan in 2019 fell to their lowest number in more than 40 years, police said on Friday, marking the 10th straight year of declines.

Japan rescuers seek survivors after Typhoon Hagibis kills 35


TOKYO: Tens of thousands of rescue workers were searching Monday for survivors of powerful Typhoon Hagibis, two days after the storm slammed into Japan, killing at least 35 people.

Apple supplier Japan Display mulling cutting around 1,000 jobs

TOKYO: Apple supplier Japan Display is considering slashing about 1,000 jobs, or about a fifth of its parent-only workforce, as it eyes a bailout from a Chinese-Taiwanese consortium, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday.