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Japan Declared a Coronavirus Emergency. Is It Too Late?

Japan Declared a Coronavirus Emergency. Is It Too Late?

TOKYO — For months, Japan has confounded the world by reporting a relatively low rate of coronavirus infections without imposing the kind of stringent measures used by other nations. As the country now declares a state of emergency in the face of a worrisome rise in cases, medical experts are …

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Japan businessman admits giving gifts for successful Tokyo Olympic bid | Sport

New questions about Tokyo’s successful bid for the 2020 Olympics have been raised after a businessman admitted he had given digital cameras and Seiko watches to lobby Games powerbrokers, including an influential International Olympic Committee figure suspected by French prosecutors of taking bribes to help Japan’s bid. Haruyuki Takahashi, a …

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2020 Tokyo Olympics Delay Deals Setback to Samsung’s Plans to Win Over Japan Market

2020 Tokyo Olympics Delay Deals Setback to Samsung

For Samsung Electronics, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were going to be its springboard to attain a long-held goal – making significant inroads into Japan’s lucrative smartphone market where Apple dominates. But after the Games were postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the long-time sponsor’s marketing plans – centred on …

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Olympics Q&A: What now for the Tokyo Games? | Simon Burnton | Sport

Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals on display after the One Year to Go ceremony on 24 July 2019.

When will the Olympics now be held? Among several options considered by the organising committee in recent days has been short-term postponements, by two months or even just one. That possibility has now been rejected, with the joint statement released on Tuesday by the IOC and the Tokyo organising committee …

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics in doubt as Canada becomes first team to pull out over coronavirus | Sport

Canada has become the first country to warn that it won’t send its athletes to the Tokyo Olympics unless they are postponed for a year, as pressure builds to delay the Games due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Canadian Olympic Committee said holding the Games as planned would threaten the …

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Abe insists Olympics to go ahead as planned despite Covid-19 | Sport

Japan is still preparing to host the Olympics, Shinzo Abe has said, despite growing concern about the viability of the summer Games because of the coronavirus outbreak. Japan’s prime minister and his government have been adamant that the Olympics will go ahead, even as other global sporting events have been …

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Stimulus hopes pull stocks back from abyss

Stimulus hopes pull stocks back from abyss

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Stocks plunged on Friday with coronavirus panic selling hitting nearly every asset class, before finding some kind of floor as hopes turned to a U.S. stimulus package. Currency dealers walk past an electronic board showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at a dealing room of …

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Policymakers ramp up support as coronavirus fears shred markets

Policymakers ramp up support as coronavirus fears shred markets

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Governments and central banks readied more emergency measures to tackle the economic impact of the coronavirus on Friday, helping financial markets pare some of their steep losses, while more major events were canceled or postponed. FILE PHOTO: A person wearing a face mask walks along Wall Street …

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Policymakers ramp up support as coronavirus shreds markets

Policymakers ramp up support as coronavirus shreds markets

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Governments and central banks readied more emergency measures to tackle the economic impacts of the coronavirus on Friday as Asian markets suffered their worst weekly crashes since the 2008 financial crisis. FILE PHOTO: A person wearing a face mask walks along Wall Street after further cases of …

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Stock Market Today: Dow, S&P Live Updates for Mar. 13, 2020

A woman walks past a large screen showing the trading numbers on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) in Jakarta on March 9.

A woman walks past a large screen showing the trading numbers on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) in Jakarta on March 9. Photographer: Adek Berry/AFP via Getty Images Photographer: Adek Berry/AFP via Getty Images Stocks were primed for heavy losses across Asia after the worst Wall Street session since 1987, with investors …

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