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    Japan bans visitors from Bangladesh, India, nine other countries

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:29pm on May 26, 2020

    Japan is expanding its entry ban on visitors from Bangladesh, India and nine other nations as part of border control steps to contain the COVID-19...

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    JTI Bangladesh provides special COVID-19 fund

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:32pm on May 19, 2020

    Japan Tobacco International Bangladesh has mobilised a special COVID-19 fund in Bangladesh to provide essential food and hygiene commodities to underprivileged communities as well as...

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    Summit Gazipur II gets Tk 1,190cr from Clifford Capital, Japan’s SMBC

    Business Desk | Updated at 10:52pm on May 15, 2020

    Summit has closed Tk 1,190 crore, equivalent to $140 million, as long-term financing from Clifford Capital Pte Ltd of Singapore and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Japan’s...

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    Japan to lift coronavirus state of emergency in most regions

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 04:01pm on May 14, 2020

    Japan’s government said Thursday it wanted to lift a state of emergency declared over the coronavirus in most of the country, though not yet the...

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    Japan to approve anti-viral drug for COVID-19 treatment

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 05:45pm on May 07, 2020

    Japan plans to authorise Thursday the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat coronavirus patients, the government said, with an eye to approving another medication Avigan this...

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    World Swimming moved to 2022

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:01pm on May 04, 2020

    The next swimming world championships, scheduled for summer 2021 in Japan, have been pushed back until May 2022 following the postponement of the Olympic Games,...

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    Japan extends coronavirus state of emergency until May 31

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:56am on May 04, 2020

    Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe on Monday extended a state of emergency over the coronavirus until the end of May, warning it was too soon...

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    109 fly to Japan

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 12:57am on April 29, 2020

    Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Tuesday morning flew to Narita in Japan with 109 passengers including two infants on a chartered flight and 48 Bangladeshis were...

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    Antiviral Avigan being tested for coronavirus patients

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:06pm on April 17, 2020

    It is approved for use in flu outbreaks and has been deployed to treat Ebola, but now Avigan is being trialled as a potential coronavirus...

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    Japan expands coronavirus emergency nationwide

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:25pm on April 16, 2020

    Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday expanded a state of emergency due to the coronavirus to cover the whole country to stem the growing...