India extends coronavirus lockdown for third time

India extends coronavirus lockdown for third time

TOKYO — India extended its national lockdown for a third time on Sunday, to May 31, as the South Asian country struggles to contain the spread of the coronavirus despite almost two months of business and travel restrictions. The number of patients in India had...
Telemedicine gains ground as coronavirus stretches hospitals

Telemedicine gains ground as coronavirus stretches hospitals

TOKYO — As the coronavirus outbreak overwhelms hospitals across the world, online medical services have become a valuable tool for connecting patients and doctors without placing further strain on the system. “You’ve been prescribed 30 days of...
From Alibaba to Zoom, China-US tech war spreads to video calls

From Alibaba to Zoom, China-US tech war spreads to video calls

TOKYO — With more people around the world working and socializing from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the rivalry between Chinese and U.S. technology companies has expanded into the area of teleconferencing. In late March, Japanese internet ad agency Opt...
SoftBank Vision Fund strategy under scrutiny as deals stall

SoftBank Vision Fund strategy under scrutiny as deals stall

TOKYO — SoftBank Group founder and Chairman Masayoshi Son on Monday will try to persuade investors that his company’s giant investment fund can bounce back from a 1.8 trillion yen ($16.7 billion) annual loss that dragged the technology conglomerate to its...
Rudderless leadership finally crashes Japanese clothier Renown

Rudderless leadership finally crashes Japanese clothier Renown

TOKYO — Japanese apparel maker Renown’s bankruptcy filing to the Tokyo District Court last week was actually prepared by a subsidiary because of disarray among the parent’s management, according to people familiar with the matter. Renown Agency, a...