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Pandemic delays Yahoo Japan, Line merger past October

Pandemic delays Yahoo Japan, Line merger past October

Technology
The merger between online services Yahoo Japan and Line Corp. is getting pushed back to later than the scheduled October date because of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemicBy YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business WriterJune 30, 2020, 9:51 AM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTOKYO -- Online services Yahoo Japan and Line Corp. said Tuesday the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is causing delays that will push back their merger to later than the scheduled October date. Z Holdings Corp., which operates Yahoo Japan, and Naver Corp. of South Korea, which owns a majority stake in Line, announced last year the merger as equal partners that will form a joint venture through a tender offer. Both sides said procedures required under law were getting delayed becau...
Formula 1 2020: Japan, Singapore and Azerbaijan races cancelled

Formula 1 2020: Japan, Singapore and Azerbaijan races cancelled

Sports
The Japanese, Singapore and Azerbaijan Grands Prix have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.Formula 1 has tried to find a way to hold the races in 2020 but announced on Friday that was not possible in the uncertain global situation.The historic event at Suzuka is off as a result of Japan's ban on many international travellers.Races in Singapore and Baku cannot be held because the street circuits cannot be built in the current climate.The cancellations mean F1 has lost a further three key grands prix to the Covid-19 crisis that has already claimed the season-opening race in Australia and the blue-riband Monaco event.Japan and Singapore are two of the most prestigious and popular races on the calendar.Suzuka resonates with drivers and fans alike as perhaps the most challenging...
South Korea to reopen WTO complaint over Japan trade curbs

South Korea to reopen WTO complaint over Japan trade curbs

Technology
South Korea says it will reopen a complaint to the World Trade Organization over Japan’s tightened controls on technology exports to its companiesBy KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated PressJune 2, 2020, 7:27 AM3 min read3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleSEOUL, South Korea -- Reigniting a bitter row between key U.S. allies, South Korea on Tuesday said it will reopen a complaint filed with the World Trade Organization over Japan’s tightened controls on technology exports to its companies, blaming Tokyo for an alleged lack of commitment in resolving mutual grievances. South Korea had halted its WTO action in November when it decided to keep a military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan it previously threatened to end over conflicts stemming from wartime history and t
Japan declares state of emergency; global cases top 2M

Japan declares state of emergency; global cases top 2M

World
April 16 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a nationwide state of emergency Thursday as the number of coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 2 million. The state of emergency now covers the entire country two weeks after Abe issued a declaration in Tokyo and six prefectures. Japan has more than 8,600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and at least 178 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. "I decided to put all prefectures under the state of emergency to curb infections in respective areas and especially to keep the movement of people to a minimum heading into the Golden Week holidays," Abe said. The emergency declaration will last until May 6. He also announced that Japanese citizens will receive an economic stimulus check of about $ 930 each. Britain British leaders,...
China reports zero deaths; Japan declares state of emergency

China reports zero deaths; Japan declares state of emergency

World
April 7 (UPI) -- China on Tuesday reported no deaths associated with COVID-19 in the past 24 hours -- a first since it started publishing updates on the coronavirus outbreak in late January. Beijing's National Health Commission announced the milestone in its daily briefing that it first started publishing in late January, nearly two months after the deadly and infectious coronavirus is believed to have emerged from the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Tuesday's update reported zero deaths and 32 new cases of the virus over Tuesday, all of which were imported, increasing its total infections to 81,740 while its death toll stands pat from the day prior at 3,331, according to the commission. It also said it recorded 30 asymptomatic cases, which are people who test positive for the virus but d...