UPDATE 2-South Korea to resume WTO complaint over Japan’s export curbs after talks stall

South Korea said on Tuesday it would recommence proceedings against Japan at the World Trade Organization over export controls on some high-tech materials, adding that talks to resolve the dispute had so far failed to make progress. Reuters: Company News … Read more…

Japan’s Ken Shimura Infected by Coronavirus, ‘God of Cinema’ Filming Halted

Veteran Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, who was hospitalized for pneumonia on Monday, tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, his agency Izawa Office announced Wednesday. His condition is not currently critical. Shimura is the first prominent entertainment world figure … Read more…

Japan’s Olympics Minister Dismisses Trump’s Suggestion That Summer Games Will Be Postponed

(TOKYO) — President Donald Trump’s suggestion to postpone the Tokyo Olympics for a year because of the spreading coronavirus was immediately shot down by Japan’s Olympic minister. “The IOC and the organizing committee are not considering cancellation or a postponement … Read more…