Coronavirus latest: Thai government extends state of emergency

Coronavirus latest: Thai government extends state of emergency

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 5,495,061, according to Johns Hopkins University. The worldwide death toll has hit 346,232. To see how the disease has...
Abe declares end to Japan’s coronavirus emergency

Abe declares end to Japan’s coronavirus emergency

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted the coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and four other prefectures on Monday, ending seven weeks of economic restrictions and ushering in an uncertain “new normal.” Although the country of 126...
Coronavirus latest: Tokyo stocks rise as emergency nears end

Coronavirus latest: Tokyo stocks rise as emergency nears end

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 5,380,774, according to Johns Hopkins University. The worldwide death toll has hit 343,880. To see how the disease has...
BOJ bolsters small-business support at emergency meeting

BOJ bolsters small-business support at emergency meeting

TOKYO — The Bank of Japan launched Friday a program to support small businesses, moving in step with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government to keep the sector alive amid the coronavirus-sparked economic crisis. Under the new program, adopted at an...
Japan weighs lifting Tokyo’s coronavirus emergency May 25

Japan weighs lifting Tokyo’s coronavirus emergency May 25

TOKYO — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed Thursday that the state of emergency remains in place for metropolitan Tokyo and Hokkaido, while that status will now be lifted for Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures. The government and an expert panel...