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Japan’s fussy food shoppers finally go online amid pandemic

TOKYO (Reuters) - The coronavirus has forced Japan’s notoriously fussy food shoppers to abandon doubts about online grocery stores, sending retailers such as Aeon Co (8267.T) scrambling to meet a surge in delivery demand. FILE PHOTO: A shopper wearing a protective mask pushes a shopping cart at Japan's supermarket group Aeon's shopping mall as the…

Japan’s May factory output, retail sales to extend slump as coronavirus bites: Reuters poll

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s factory output and retail sales likely contracted again in May as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted supply chains and triggered a sharp drop in domestic and global demand, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises from a factory during sunset at Keihin industrial zone in Kawasaki, Japan, January 16,…

Japan’s May factory output, retail sales to extend slump as coronavirus bites: Reuters survey

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s factory output and retail sales likely contracted again in May as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted supply chains and triggered a sharp drop in domestic and global demand, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises from a factory during sunset at Keihin industrial zone in Kawasaki, Japan, January 16,…

Japan’s top billionaire Tadashi Yanai says the image of America is breaking

Hong Kong/Tokyo (CNN Business)The race relations crisis is changing how the world sees America, according to Japan's richest man."The very image of America is breaking," Tadashi Yanai, CEO of Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing, told CNN Business in an exclusive interview. "I truly hope that this will have a positive impact in the long term, just…

Japan’s Shinzo Abe Raises Coronavirus State Of Emergency As Critics Swarm

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leaves a news conference Monday in Tokyo, after lifting the country's nationwide state of emergency over the coronavirus. Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leaves a news conference Monday in Tokyo, after lifting the country's nationwide state…

Japan’s Uniqlo to make masks using underwear fabric

FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past a Uniqlo store at Myeongdong shopping district in Seoul, South Korea, October 22, 2019.REUTERS/Heo RanTOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese casual clothing chain Uniqlo, owned by Fast Retailing (9983.T), said it plans to sell face masks made of fabric used for its Airism underwear line in response to strong demand for…

Japan’s coronavirus lockdown strips stripper of her cost savings

TOKYO (Reuters) - Exotic dancer Aya Yumiko has been living off her savings since March waiting for the bars and clubs in Tokyo where she performs in burlesque shows to reopen. Burlesque show exotic dancer Aya Yumiko who performs under the name Aya Mermaid, poses with her show props at her house amid the coronavirus…

Japan’s Nagasaki verifies 33 coronavirus cases on cruise ship docked for repairs

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture said on Wednesday it had confirmed 33 cases of coronavirus infection on an Italian cruise ship docked for repairs and would carry out further testing on other crew members. Those who test positive but are asymptomatic will remain on board for monitoring, while others will be transferred to medical…

Japan’s Abe calls coronavirus a ‘national crisis’ after rise in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan banned entry from Europe on Thursday and warned of a high risk the coronavirus would become rampant after a surge in Tokyo, setting up a task force - a step toward a possible state of emergency - though the government said none was yet planned. Passersby wearing protective face masks, following…

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Bank of England set to unveil another big stimulus for UK

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England unveiled another big stimulus package for the U.K. economy as it tries to limit the scale of the coronavirus recession, which it now believes will be “less severe” than it feared last month.In a statement Thursday, the bank’s policy making panel said it was increasing its government bond-buying…

Tokyo gov looks for second term, says Japan unprepared for pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Japan may have contained its coronavirus outbreaks for now but the country needs better crisis management and a digital transformation to prepare for future shocks, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said.“We have to sort out the problems and start preparing now for a possible next wave,” Koike said in an interview with The…

Triple Crown 2020: Breaking Down Odds for Tiz The Law and Belmont Challengers

Al Bello/Getty ImagesThe Triple Crown has a much different schedule in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, but there are still some contenders to win all three races, beginning with the Belmont Stakes.Tiz The Law is the odds-on favorite to win the first leg thanks to some dominant performances to begin 2020, although there are…

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40 Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Attended Ivy League Colleges

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Rey Rivera’s Cryptic Unsolved Mysteries Note Could Be the Key to His Mysterious Case

The first episode of Netflix's Unsolved Mysteries chronicles the disappearance and death of Rey Rivera.Rivera's death was initially reported as a suicide, but the ruling has been questioned by friends and family.Rivera left behind a cryptic note that the FBI ruled was not a suicide note.Netflix's Unsolved Mysteries opens with the case of Rey Rivera,…