6th grader makes face shields, donates to medical institutions

6th grader makes face shields, donates to medical institutions

A sixth-grade student makes face shields and donates them to medical institutions amid a shortage of personal protective...

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Japan bets on experimental drug remdesivir in pandemic

Japan bets on experimental drug remdesivir in pandemic

Japan is pinning its hopes on the experimental drug remdesivir in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The govern...

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Abe Trump discuss measures to contain virus, reopen economies

Abe Trump discuss measures to contain virus, reopen economies

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo and US President Donald Trump spoke over the phone to discuss measures to contain the...

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Toy train payment system for social distancing

Toy train payment system for social distancing

A local confectionery in Japan has begun using a toy train for customers to pay for things, while at the same time maint...

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20 prefectures in Japan urge its residents to stay put

20 prefectures in Japan urge its residents to stay put

20 out of 47 prefectures in Japan urge their residents to stay home. The rest begin easing restrictions.

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Pregnant healthcare workers battle coronavirus

Pregnant healthcare workers battle coronavirus

A pregnant doctor calls for the nation to step up efforts to protect pregnant healthcare workers combating the novel cor...

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Some businesses resume operations in Japan

Some businesses resume operations in Japan

Some department stores partially reopen while a major electronics firm resumes operations nationwide even as the state o...

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Japan 1 month into state of emergency

Japan 1 month into state of emergency

Many commuters are back in central Tokyo on Thursday, the first workday after the Golden Week holiday and one month sinc...

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2,000 COVID-19 patients recuperating at home in Japan

2,000 COVID-19 patients recuperating at home in Japan

Japan's health ministry says nearly 2,000 COVID-19 patients with minor symptoms were recuperating at home as of late Apr...

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Japan extends state of emergency to May 31

Japan extends state of emergency to May 31

The Japanese government extends the state of emergency over the novel coronavirus to May 31 nationwide.

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