Japan announces outline of ‘unprecedented’ child care policy

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Japan announces outline of ‘unprecedented’ child care policy
The measures aimed at reversing Japan’s declining birthrate include beefing up child care allowances and expanding scholarships for college education.
COVID measures will be up to Japan’s businesses after downgrade
Requests for customers to sanitize their hands or have their temperatures taken are largely based on guidelines created by industries and will likely be less …
Japan tightens chip gear exports as U.S. seeks to contain China
Tokyo’s move follows months of lobbying by the U.S. to get Japan to join it in tightening shipments of semiconductor tools to China.
U.K. to join Indo-Pacific trade bloc in major post-Brexit pact
The British government views membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership as a boost for economic growth and geopolitical relations.
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo logs 854 new cases
The seven-day average of new cases stood at 814, up 26.7% from a week earlier.
Japan’s logisticians brace for expected driver shortages
The logistics world is worried about holdups in operations, while new restrictions on overtime may deliver a further blow to an industry already short on truck drivers.

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