May 1, 2020

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • May 1, 2020
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HEADLINES

Morning news

  • May 1, 2020
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INTERNATIONAL

Focus: Experts ruminate who would succeed N. Korea’s Kim if anything happens

  • April 30, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 6:58 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japan, Singapore to establish IT economy network in mid-May

  • May 1, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 9
  • JMH Translation

INTERNATIONAL

Japan proposes medical aid for developing nations in G-7 talks

  • April 30, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 10:45 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan firms to release patents for free use in virus fight

  • April 30, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 21:33 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan’s new car sales down 28.6% in April amid coronavirus spread

  • May 1, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 3:29 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan GDP to shrink 22% in Q2 in biggest postwar drop: forecast

  • May 1, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 3:18 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan’s retailers and manufacturers hunker down for longer closures

  • May 1, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 1:39 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan to secure $9.3bn in capital for coronavirus-threatened SMEs

  • April 30, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 6:04 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

ECONOMY

Japan’s industrial output falls to 7-year low in March

  • April 30, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 11:28 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan consumer confidence hits worst level ever

  • April 30, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 6:31 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan smaller firms’ biz sentiment worst in decade: survey

  • April 30, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 7:39 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Toyota and Honda to ramp up China plants to make up lost output

  • April 30, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 9:48 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Exclusive: Japan to export coronavirus telemedicine techs

  • April 30, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 11:55 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

JAL’s annual net profit tumbles 64 pct

  • April 30, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 20:25
  • English Press

SECURITY

SDF hospital taking strict infection-control measures against COVID-19

  • May 1, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:23 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

SECURITY

Clumsy strategy weakening bid to shore up remote island defenses

  • April 29, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 7:30 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on April 30, 2020

  • May 1, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Gist of interpellations at Upper House budget committee meeting, April 30, 2020

  • May 1, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 6
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Major items included in 2020 supplementary budget

  • May 1, 2020
  • , Asahi , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Editorial: Govt must use full array of measures to protect households and companies

  • May 1, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:38 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

POLITICS

Cabinet meeting to be held via video in Japan for 1st time

  • April 30, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 4:16 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Fukazawa joins LDP’s Kishida faction

  • May 1, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Japan and its policymakers search for light at end of COVID-19 tunnel

  • April 30, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

POLITICS

A dispatch from the heart of Japan’s coronavirus epidemic

  • April 30, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Astronaut offers out-of-this-world tips for surviving a shut-in life

  • April 30, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 4:47 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

MHLW to provide remdesivir for free to seriously ill patients

  • May 1, 2020
  • , Mainichi , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Infographic: 15,017 persons in Japan confirmed to be infected with COVID-19

  • April 30, 2020
  • , NHK digital , 11:04 p.m.
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Crimes seizing on coronavirus outbreak on the rise

  • May 1, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 12:09 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Policy aid must be increased for extended state of emergency

  • May 1, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 2:24 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Amabie, epidemic-sealing yokai, gaining popularity in Japan

  • May 1, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 10:30 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Japan begins distributing cash handouts for virus relief

  • April 30, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 8:48 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Yokohama yacht sail manufacturer starts producing reusable medical gowns

  • April 30, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 4:20 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Essential workers taking risks despite harassment during virus crisis

  • April 30, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 2:59 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Extend support for foreign students in Japan

  • April 30, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SOCIETY

60% of Japanese students studying abroad say coronavirus is impacting their job searches, poll

  • April 28, 2020
  • , NIKKEI Business Daily digital , 6:13 p.m.
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Telework rate in Japan stands at 26 pct, way below govt goal

  • May 30, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 6:38 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

COVID-19 reports sparking boorish behavior in communities

  • April 30, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 5:57 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Mysterious mask brokers supply Tokyo businesses amid shortages

  • April 30, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 7:11 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan’s Takara Bio cuts coronavirus test time in half

  • April 30, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 6:27 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Entrepreneurs who studied in U.S. building Japan’s startup ecosystem, uniting amid COVID-19 pandemic

  • April 17, 2020
  • , NIKKEI Business Daily , Lead, 16
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Japanese Emperor Naruhito marks 1 year since ascension

  • May 1, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 1:33 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Emperor makes steady steps forward amid challenging start to new era

  • May 1, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:03 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

PM Abe indicates intention to extend state of emergency

  • May 1, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

COVID-19 epidemic curve begins to flatten in major prefectures

  • May 1, 2020
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

Experts panel to urge maintaining vigilance for at least a year

  • May 1, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

Diet clears supplementary budget to combat COVID-19

  • May 1, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

EDUCATION

Exclusive: Japan begins work to move school yr start to Sept.

  • May 1, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 2:31 a.m.
  • English Press

EDUCATION

Go abroad: Japan employers and colleges eye globalized school year

  • May 1, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 3:15 a.m.
  • English Press

EDUCATION

75% in Nikkei poll favor September start to Japanese school year

  • April 30, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 8:31 p.m.
  • English Press

EDUCATION

Japan biz world seen welcoming Sept. school enrollment plan

  • April 30, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 7:51 p.m.
  • English Press

EDUCATION

Japan Teachers’ Union says move to Sept. start of school too hasty

  • May 1, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation
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