Japan asks US for stable remdesivir supply as Tokyo rushes approval

Japan asks US for stable remdesivir supply as Tokyo rushes approval

TOKYO — Japan aims to approve remdesivir as a treatment for the coronavirus in as little as a week, the health minister said Saturday, as Tokyo asked the U.S. to ensure it receives adequate supplies of the drug. The moves follow emergency U.S. approval of...
Kim drives home message with fertilizer plant reemergence

Kim drives home message with fertilizer plant reemergence

TOKYO — The sudden appearance of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a fertilizer plant after a mysterious nearly three-week absence raises an obvious question: Why there?   No doubt the reappearance was engineered for maximum...
Asia’s stakeholder capitalism can help beat pandemic: Davos chief

Asia’s stakeholder capitalism can help beat pandemic: Davos chief

TOKYO — The ability of Asian companies to balance the needs of both shareholders and stakeholders will help the region recover from the novel coronavirus pandemic, the founder of the World Economic Forum says. Klaus Schwab, who established the WEF and hosts its...
Asia’s airlines navigate new safety norms after coronavirus

Asia’s airlines navigate new safety norms after coronavirus

TOKYO/KUALA LUMPUR — When Philippine Airlines unveiled its new uniforms, the flag carrier was proud to point out that they were designed not only with the help of a fashion designer, but also medical experts. The uniforms, introduced on April 14, incorporate...
Japan asks US for stable supply of remdesivir

Japan asks US for stable supply of remdesivir

TOKYO — Japan on Saturday began fast-track approval of remdesivir, Gilead Sciences’ antiviral drug intended to treat coronavirus patients, Nikkei has learned. It has also asked the U.S. to ensure Japan receives adequate supplies of the drug.  The move...