Japan Aims To Approve Remdesivir In 1 Week

Japan aims to approve remdesivir in 1 week

Health minister Kato Katsunobu says Japan aims to approve remdesivir, the antiviral drug that may be used to treat coronavirus, in about one week after receiving an application from the pharmaceutical company.

The ministry would aim for swift approval through special, highly-simplified procedures only available for drugs in urgent need that have already been approved in other countries.

Govt. Aims To Start Cash Handouts In May

Govt. aims to start cash handouts in May

The Japanese minister in charge of coronavirus measures says the government aims to start cash handouts in May, to households suffering from falling income due to the outbreak.

Economic Revitalization Minister Nishimura Yasutoshi revealed the plan during a news conference on Tuesday.

Japanese Govt. Aims For 15 Min. Coronavirus Test

Japanese govt. aims for 15 min. coronavirus test

The Japanese government says it has developed technology that can determine whether a person has the new coronavirus in just 15 minutes.

The device is made by a Japanese pharmaceutical company. A government official says the virus can be detected with new technology developed by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology.

Miyagi Aims For Shorter Work Week For Care Workers

Miyagi aims for shorter work week for care workers

Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan plans to promote a four-day work week for care workers as part of work reform measures to attract more to the field.

Japan's health ministry estimates the prefecture will face a shortage of more than 4,700 of such caregivers in fiscal 2025.

Tokyo Aims For Zero Greenhouse-gas Emissions

Tokyo aims for zero greenhouse-gas emissions

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has released a basic strategy to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 100 percent by 2050.

According to the" Zero Emission Tokyo Strategy", Japan's capital will produce renewable energy from solar power and other sources to replace fossil fuels.

Shibuya Mayor Aims For Trouble-free Halloween

Shibuya Mayor aims for trouble-free Halloween

The mayor of Tokyo's Shibuya Ward has vowed to prevent trouble in his district during Halloween starting this weekend.

Mayor Ken Hasebe told a news conference on Thursday that Shibuya will welcome everyone who comes to enjoy themselves, while maintaining decent behavior. But he warned against ill-mannered or disorderly conduct.

Tepco Aims To Restore Power To Chiba On Thursday

TEPCO aims to restore power to Chiba on Thursday

Tokyo Electric Power Company says electricity will be restored to Chiba City and other areas mainly in the northern part of Chiba Prefecture on Thursday.

The prefecture suffered widespread power outages after Typhoon Faxai made landfall near Tokyo early Monday.

Misato Town Aims To Be First In Drone Deliveries

Misato town aims to be first in drone deliveries

Misato Town aims to be the first local area in Japan using drones to make parcel deliveries.

Misato is typical of many rural towns in the country that face depopulation and labor shortages. The drone initiative is a response to those problems.

Defense Budget Aims To Create New Space Unit

Defense budget aims to create new space unit

Japan's Defense Ministry says it has decided to request a budget allocation to create a new space monitoring unit within the Air Self-Defense Force.

The Defense Ministry is set to ask for more than 5.3 trillion yen, or about 49.7 billion dollars, for the fiscal year starting in April 2020.

Keio Univ. Aims To Treat Disease With Ips Cells

Keio Univ. aims to treat disease with iPS cells

Researchers at Japan's Keio University are planning to conduct clinical trials to see whether induced pluripotent stem cells, also known as iPS cells, can be used to effectively treat a serious heart condition.

A team led by Keio University Professor Keiichi Fukuda intends to transplant 50 million cardiac muscle cells derived from iPS cells into each of three patients with dilated cardiomyopathy.

Tokyo Governor Aims For Zero Co2 Emissions By 2050

Tokyo governor aims for zero CO2 emissions by 2050

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike says she plans to draw up by December a strategy to effectively reduce the city's carbon dioxide emissions to zero by 2050.

Koike announced her plans at the Urban 20 Mayors Summit talks, which began in the Japanese capital on Tuesday.

Japan Aims To Deepen Ties With Oman

Japan aims to deepen ties with Oman

A Japanese cabinet minister has expressed hope to deepen business and security ties with the Middle Eastern country of Oman.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Masahisa Sato visited the capital, Muscat, on Tuesday.

Baseball/ Before Mlb Career, Tsutsugo Aims To Improve Baseball At Home

BASEBALL/ Before MLB career, Tsutsugo aims to improve baseball at home

Before he pursues a career in Major League Baseball, Japanese slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo is on a mission to fix the sport in his native country, including the abolishment of what he says is corporal punishment and grueling practices.

Tsutsugo said after the 2018 season that he wants to play for an MLB team in the future. He will be eligible for international free agency in 2021 after 11 seasons with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars.