GAFI chief discusses luring further Japanese investments

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 - 02:34 GMT

The Japanese side lauded the GAFI's role in providing all facilitation for Japanese companies working in the country, in addition to its efforts to attract more Japanese investments.

Japanese Ambassador in Cairo: GEM is Japan's largest cultural cooperation in the world

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 - 08:08 GMT

Japanese Ambassador in Cairo: Grand Egyptian Museum is the largest cultural cooperation for Japan in the world.

75th Anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Time to end the nuclear menace

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 - 02:02 GMT

For decades, nuclear testing led to horrific human and environmental consequences, UN Secretary-General António Guterres says.

Japan's renowned artists find inspiration from pandemic

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 - 11:34 GMT

Some of Japan’s best-known artists are finding new avenues of expression in areas such as online communication and the environment, as the novel coronavirus outbreak sparks ideas.

Hamster hero? How a Japanese cartoon became Thai youth protesters' symbol

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 - 12:52 GMT

Thailand’s emerging student pro-democracy movement has adopted a Japanese cartoon hamster, Hamtaro, as a creative way to get support from young people around the country.

Tokyo governor tells residents to stay home over holiday as virus surges

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 - 01:26 GMT

The city is on its highest coronavirus alert level, with experts warning infections appear to be spreading rapidly and widely.

Egypt signs deal to receive Japan's Avigan, expects to get Oxford University Vaccine

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 - 11:39 GMT

After trial on 50 Egyptian COVID-19 patients since April, Egypt is set to receive more doses of Avigan that accelerates recovery.

Schools reopen in some parts of Japan after pandemic shutdown

Thu, 07 May 2020 - 09:45 GMT

Around 140 students headed to an elementary school in Tottori Prefecture that had been closed since April 27.

Egypt starts treating 50 COVID-19 patients with Japanese antiviral drug Avigan

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 - 12:02 GMT

The Presidential Advisor for Health Affairs said that there is no drug for the COVID-19, but Avigan helps patients recover fast.

Many Japanese go to work wearing masks despite Abe's call for telework

Tue, 14 Apr 2020 - 09:26 GMT

Some workers voiced difficulty in following Abe's request due to the nature of their jobs.

Egypt to test Japanese anti-viral drug Avigan in clinical trials

Sun, 12 Apr 2020 - 12:53 GMT

Fujifilm Holdings Corp said it will start phase II clinical trials of its anti-flu drug Avigan for COVID-19 patients in the United States, according to the NY Times.

Tokyo confirms daily record of over 190 coronavirus cases

Sat, 11 Apr 2020 - 10:23 GMT

The figure topped the previous record of 189 marked Friday, bringing the total number of infections in the capital to about 1,900.

Egypt to aquire, manufacture Japanese antiviral drug Avigan, Scientific Research minister says

Fri, 10 Apr 2020 - 07:03 GMT

Fujifilm Holdings Corp said on Thursday it will start phase II clinical trials of its anti-flu drug Avigan for COVID-19 patients in the United States, according to the NY Times.

Japan to offer free anti-flu Avigan drug to 20 virus-hit nations

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 - 09:42 GMT

Japan plans to provide for free the anti-flu drug Avigan to 20 countries hoping to use it to treat coronavirus patients, Kyodo quoted Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi as saying Tuesday.

Australia says qualified athletes assured of Tokyo spots in 2021

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 - 06:15 GMT

“At least we have a new goal and planning has started,” he said.

Tokyo stocks open higher on virus stimulus measures

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 - 05:37 GMT

The Chinese government plans to officially recommend the drug's use for treatment, Japan's Jiji Press and other media reported.

Nintendo online gaming network back after major outage

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 - 05:27 GMT

The hours-long outage affected its online games but also its e-shop, which was offline for a shorter period.

Olympic gymnastics qualifier in Tokyo cancelled over virus

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 - 05:24 GMT

Leading gymnasts including four-time Olympic gold medallist Biles, who is expected to be among the stars of Tokyo 2020, had been on the original entry list for the event.

Travel curbs on South Koreans prompt K-pop cancellations, especially in Japan

Mon, 09 Mar 2020 - 11:58 GMT

Japan’s travel restrictions on South Koreans over the coronavirus epidemic have spurred cancellations of a string of K-pop concerts scheduled in Japan, threatening to hurt the Korean entertainment industry in its most lucrative market.

Man quarantined on Japan cruise ship 1st Briton to die from coronavirus

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 - 03:35 GMT

A British man has died after being infected with coronavirus while in quarantine in Japan on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, Sky News quoted the Japanese health ministry as saying.