Regional Gaps In Cases One Month After Emergency

Regional gaps in cases one month after emergency

Regional gaps in coronavirus infections have emerged since the state of emergency was completely lifted in Japan a month ago. Tokyo and urban areas continue to report many cases, while 17 prefectures have not had any new infections in the past month.

Thursday marks exactly one month since the emergency ended on May 25.

Govt. Mulls Extending Emergency By About A Month

Govt. mulls extending emergency by about a month

The Japanese government is considering extending a nationwide state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic by about a month. The declaration is currently scheduled to be in place until next Wednesday.

Prime Minister Abe Shinzo said at an Upper House Budget Committee meeting on Wednesday that the question remains whether it will be possible to say on May 6 that the state of emergency is over. He said that prospect still appears unlikely, noting that cases of infection continue to rise.

Softbank To Supply 300 Million Masks Per Month

SoftBank to supply 300 million masks per month

Japanese telecom giant SoftBank Group says it will supply 300 million face masks per month for Japan in a bid to ease the shortage.

SoftBank Group says under a deal with Chinese firm BYD, it will supply 200 million regular surgical masks and 100 million advanced masks called N95 respirator per month starting from May.

Abe: State Of Emergency Can Be Lifted In A Month

Abe: State of emergency can be lifted in a month

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo said the country will make it out of the state of emergency in a month with the cooperation of citizens.

Abe told reporters on Wednesday that he is thankful for the cooperation of people in response to the declaration he made the previous day.

Suga: Mask Supply Up To 600 Mil. Next Month

Suga: Mask supply up to 600 mil. next month

Japan's top government spokesperson says the supply of face masks will increase to more than 600 million per month from March amid a severe shortage across the country.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Thursday that the government is working to resolve the shortage as soon as possible while closely monitoring mask production and distribution.

Abe May Visit Saudi Arabia, Uae Next Month

Abe may visit Saudi Arabia, UAE next month

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may visit Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as early as next month to seek understanding of his government's plan to send a Self-Defense Force aircraft and vessel to the Middle East.

The Japanese government is considering the dispatch to gather more information to ensure that commercial ships with ties to Japan can safely navigate waters in the region.

One Month Since Typhoon Hagibis Tore Through Japan

One month since Typhoon Hagibis tore through Japan

It's been one month since the powerful Typhoon Hagibis caused extensive damage in many parts of Japan. The storm, one of the strongest to hit the country in decades, left 91 people dead, while four remain missing.

Hagibis flooded or damaged more than 85,000 homes. Clean-up is still happening, such as this area of Iwaki City in Fukushima Prefecture.

One Month Since Extensive Damage From Typhoon

One month since extensive damage from typhoon

One month has passed since record rain brought by a strong typhoon caused extensive damage in much of Japan.

More hectares were flooded than in the torrential rain that hit western Japan last year, and more landslides were triggered than by any previous storm.

Subaru And Honda Set All-time Single-month Sales Records In August

Subaru and Honda set all-time single-month sales records in August

While the U.S. and Japan continue to hash out the details for a new trade deal, American customers showed just how much they love Japanese automobiles. Both Honda America and Subaru of America exceeded expectations in August and set all-time sales records for units moved in a single month. The booming business was led, in part, by the Honda CR-V and Subaru Crosstrek, both of which posted their best sales months ever.  For Subaru, August 2019 marked the best sales month in company history and a claimed 93 straight months of yearly, month-over-month growth. Subaru sold 70,039 vehicles, which beats the December 2018 record of 64,541 vehicles. Top sellers were the Outback (17,110), the Forester (17,076), and the Crosstrek (15,860). The Ascent notably saw a 72.8 percent increase in sales compared to August 2018 with 7,319 sold.  Honda America, which includes Honda and Acura, sold 173,993 total vehicles, 158,804 of which were Hondas. That's up from 147,903 total sales in August 2018. Honda achieved these numbers with strong sales across its lineup, despite the less consumer interest in sedans in general. In August 2019, Honda sold 44,235 CR-Vs (the most ever in a single month) 14,381 Pilots, 10,190 Odysseys, 34,808 Civics, and 30,558 Accords. Acura's SUVs continue to be the company's best-sellers with 5,976 MDXs sold and 5,459 RDXs moved. 

Abe,trump To Aim To Sign Trade Deal Next Month

Abe,Trump to aim to sign trade deal next month

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump have agreed to seek the conclusion and signing of a trade deal at a bilateral summit next month.

The two leaders met twice for talks in France on Sunday on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit. It is unusual for the two leaders to meet twice in such a short period of time.

Android Tv Devices Get Hulu With Live Tv Next Month

Android TV Devices Get Hulu With Live TV Next Month


Hulu has confirmed that it’s adding Android TV to the list of supported platforms for its Hulu with Live TV bundle. This means that those who own Android TV-powered devices will be able to access the streaming service’s TV plan through the app. The plan bundles Hulu’s content library with live programming from more than 60 channels.

Hulu with Live TV will be available for Android TV devices starting next month. Existing subscribers will be able to use it right away and those who want to try it out will be able to sign up for it. Hulu has priced its live TV bundle at $44.99 per month.