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Japanese face mask company Yokoisada to expand in the Philippines

June 26, 2020

Japanese company Yokoisada (Phils.) Corporation recently announced plans to expand their Philippine operations and double their current production capacity for face masks. They are also set to begin manufacturing nonwoven fabric and earloop raw materials for their masks to lessen

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Ravena to play for San-en Neo Phoenix in Japan pro basketball league

June 25, 2020

Thirdy Ravena, a three-time Most Valuable Player in the Universities Athletic Association of the Philippines for Ateneo, will be playing  for San-en Neo Phoenix in the Japanese professional basketball league. The news was announced in the team’s website. San-en Neo

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Reagent for Saliva in Virus Antigen Test to Be Released Monday

June 19, 2020

Tokyo- Miraca Holdings Inc. said Friday that its Fujirebio Inc. unit will sell a reagent for coronavirus antigen tests with automatic testing equipment that can detect possible infection from saliva, starting Monday. The product, approved by health minister Katsunobu Kato

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Japan Releases Smartphone App to Track COVID-19 Contact

June 19, 2020

Tokyo- The Japanese government began on Friday offering a smartphone app that alerts users of close contact with people infected with the novel coronavirus. The Cocoa app is aimed at preventing the spread of the virus by urging users with

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Osaka Panel Approves Final Plan for City Reorganization

June 19, 2020

Osaka- The final reorganization plan for the city of Osaka was approved at a meeting of a panel of officials and assembly members of Osaka Prefecture and the city Friday. The plan to reorganize the western Japan city into four

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Over 400 Japanese Biz People to Visit Vietnam Next Week

June 19, 2020

Hanoi- Over 400 Japanese business people are expected to visit Vietnam between Thursday and June 27, as Japan and Vietnam move to relax their mutual coronavirus travel restrictions, according to informed sources. The move comes after the Japanese and Vietnamese

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EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Min. Kawai Handed Cash as “Money for Teacakes”

June 19, 2020

Tokyo- Former Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai, who was arrested Thursday over alleged vote-buying, distributed cash to members of local city and prefectural assemblies as “money for teacakes,” sources told Jiji Press Friday. The former minister, 57, and his 46-year-old wife,

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Abe Administration Suffers Blow from Lawmaker Arrests

June 19, 2020

Tokyo- The arrests of former Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai and his wife, House of Councillors lawmaker Anri, over vote-buying allegations are expected to have a great impact on the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The two lawmakers, who have

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