Change in World Business

People will try to tell you that all the great opportunities have been snapped up. In reality, the world changes every second, blowing new opportunities in all directions, including yours.

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China fully reopens Wuhan from coronavirus lockdown

China fully reopens Wuhan from coronavirus lockdown

BEIJING -- Chinese authorities on Wednesday ended the monthslong lockdown of Wuhan, the first city ravaged by the novel coronavirus pandemic, allowing all citizens to freely move in and out of the isolated metropolis.China cut off all access to Wuhan on Jan. 23,...

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Screen-shunning doctors open up to telehealth in pandemic era

Screen-shunning doctors open up to telehealth in pandemic era

TOKYO -- With two small children aged 1 and 2, Chieko Kuribayashi, 33, has serious concerns about visiting a clinic, fearing that they may catch the spreading coronavirus.Kuribayashi, a medical doctor who works in a university hospital in Ube, western Japan, is keenly...

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WeWork sues SoftBank for reneging on $3bn tender offer

WeWork sues SoftBank for reneging on $3bn tender offer

NEW YORK -- WeWork filed a lawsuit Tuesday against SoftBank Group that accuses the Japanese investment powerhouse of breach of contract after it walked away from its promised $3 billion tender offer.The legal complaint, filed in Delaware by WeWork parent The We...

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Avigan maker gets hometown help to secure scarce key ingredient

TOYAMA, Japan -- The maker of Avigan is slated to receive local government help in accessing a critical ingredient, a goal in line with Japanese plans to stockpile the flu drug showing promise against the novel coronavirus.The Fujifilm Holdings unit's home prefecture...

China’s coronavirus epicenter Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown

BEIJING -- Chinese authorities on Wednesday ended the monthslong lockdown of Wuhan, the first city ravaged by the novel coronavirus pandemic, allowing all citizens to freely move in and out of the isolated metropolis.China cut off all access to Wuhan on Jan. 23,...

Less crowded, but Tokyo loop train is far from empty

TOKYO -- Ridership on central Tokyo's Yamanote train line has fallen 35% on weekday mornings as Japan encourages more people to work from home, but is still far from achieving the government's target to cut person-to-person contact by 80%.Japan on Tuesday declared a...

From AI to antibodies: inside the race for a coronavirus drug

TOKYO -- Intensive care beds are beginning to fill up the Sydney hospital where Harriet, a medical registrar, has been working to prepare for a surge in COVID-19 cases. "We keep saying it's going to happen next week," she said. "But we're not there yet."Australia has...

Coronavirus latest: Trump says ‘China-centric’ WHO ‘really blew it’

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.Global cases have reached 1,279,722, according to the World Health Organization.The worldwide death toll has hit 72,616.To see how the disease...