Japan to block coronavirus bargain hunters seizing key companies

Japan to block coronavirus bargain hunters seizing key companies

TOKYO — Japan’s former Economic Revitalization Minister Akira Amari, a confidant to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, posits a nightmare scenario for national security: Struggling Japanese companies being scooped up by foreign entities, their data and information...
Thai group wins $9.2bn airport project in key economic zone

Thai group wins $9.2bn airport project in key economic zone

BANGKOK — The Thai government has appointed a local consortium to refurbish an airport in the east of the country in a project worth 290 billion baht ($9.2 billion) despite uncertainties around the aviation industry crippled by the coronavirus outbreak. The...
Coronavirus-testing robot in Japan takes on key tasks, reducing lab strain

Coronavirus-testing robot handles key tasks, reducing staff burden

KOBE, Japan — A Japanese medical technology company plans to develop a robot that can automate much of the process of coronavirus testing, as concerns mount in the country over a potential second wave of infections. The robot from Medicaroid, a Kobe-based...