Lawson ready to serve Japan’s fully wired households: CEO

Lawson ready to serve Japan’s fully wired households: CEO

TOKYO — China’s coronavirus shutdown has left a lasting mark on consumer shopping habits, and Japan is likely to see a similar trend, CEO Sadanobu Takemasu of Japan-based convenience store operator Lawson told Nikkei in a recent interview. Takemasu says...
UV light robot destroys coronavirus in 2 minutes

UV light robot destroys coronavirus in 2 minutes

TOKYO — A machine that uses ultraviolet light to disinfect hospitals has been shown to deactivate the novel coronavirus in just two minutes, providing a potentially effective method of removing the virus from public spaces.  Texas-based Xenex Disinfection...
Lawson ready to serve Japan’s fully wired households: CEO

Lawson ready to serve Japan’s 100m digital customers: CEO

TOKYO — China’s coronavirus shutdown has left a lasting mark on consumer shopping habits, and Japan is likely to see a similar trend, CEO Sadanobu Takemasu of Japan-based convenience store operator Lawson told Nikkei in a recent interview. Takemasu says...
Thailand eases lockdown but noodle-lovers divided by partitions

Thailand eases lockdown but noodle-lovers divided by partitions

BANGKOK — The streets of Bangkok hardly returned to business as usual Sunday, the first day of relaxed COVID-19 restrictions imposed in late March for such establishments as restaurants and hair salons. “We decided to resume our dine-in service from today,...
Thailand eases lockdown but noodle-lovers divided by partitions

Thailand eases lockdown but life far from normal

BANGKOK — The streets of Bangkok hardly returned to business as usual Sunday, the first day of relaxed COVID-19 restrictions imposed in late March for such establishments as restaurants and hair salons. “We decided to resume our dine-in service from today,...