Posts Tagged Japan

Coronavirus turns Japan business mood negative for first time in 7 years

UNTV News   •   April 3, 2020

Japanese manufacturers turned pessimistic for the first time in seven years in the three months to March, the central bank’s “tankan” survey showed on Wednesday (April 1), as the coronavirus...

Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief not considering changing plans for Games

UNTV News   •   March 11, 2020

Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori said on Wednesday (March 11) his team was not considering changing plans for the Games and that the board member who had suggested a...

Japan says North Korea’s missile launch a threat to Japan and the region

UNTV News   •   March 9, 2020

Japan’s main government spokesperson said the latest projectile launch by North Korea “threatens the peace and security of Japan and the region” on Monday (March 9). Speaking at a news...

Japan, ready to protect economy from COVID-19 impact — PM Abe

UNTV News   •   February 28, 2020

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged on Friday (February 28) to take policy steps as needed to prevent the coronavirus outbreak from dealing a severe blow to the country’s fragile...

Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture to close all public elementary, junior high schools

UNTV News   •   February 26, 2020

The board of education in Japan’s northern Hokkaido prefecture will close all public elementary and junior high schools for a few days starting from Thursday (February 27). Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost...

DOH: Repatriated Filipinos from Japan cruise ship can still test positive for COVID-19

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 26, 2020

The Department of Health (DOH) is still not dismissing the possibility that the repatriated Filipinos aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship might still test positive for COVID-19. The Health department...

850 people infected with coronavirus in Japan

UNTV News   •   February 25, 2020

Japan confirmed ten new cases of novel coronavirus infection on Monday, driving the number of infected patients up to 850. Of the ten infected, four were in Hokkaido and one...

Japan screens some 3,700 aboard quarantined cruise ship after Hong Kong COVID-19 case

UNTV News   •   February 25, 2020

Health screening began on Tuesday (February 4) for some 3,700 passengers and crew aboard a cruise liner held in quarantine at the Japanese port of Yokohama, after a Hong Kong...

PH sends two chartered planes to bring home Filipinos from virus-hit Japan cruise ship

Robie de Guzman   •   February 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Two planes of flag-carrier Philippine Airlines chartered by the government are on its way to Japan to pick up over 400 Filipinos who disembarked from the coronavirus-hit...

Some Filipino crew of virus-hit cruise ship in Japan may have to stay behind – DFA

Robie de Guzman   •   February 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday confirmed that the repatriation of Filipinos aboard the novel coronavirus-hit M/V Diamond Princess in Japan will push through on...

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