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Mitsui OSK charts course to remote ship navigation with big data

TOKYO — Japanese marine shipper Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has started to develop an automated navigation system for its ships that would cut down on accidents and allow the company to field a more efficient fleet.

Aboard a Mitsui tanker, a monitor in the control cabin displays a video of the vast oceanic expanse. Blue and yellow dots indicating other ships, some too small to see with the naked eye.

The monitor also displays shallow areas of the sea, assisting with piloting. This is part of Mitsui O.S.K.’s automated navigation system, nicknamed Focus, which employs augmented reality along with big data.

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Tokyo’s excess deaths far higher than COVID-19 count, data shows

TOKYO — The Japanese capital may have suffered more than 200 excess fatalities from pneumonia and other causes early in the outbreak, possibly dwarfing the period’s official coronavirus death count of 16.

Even more deaths could have been undercounted in April, whose numbers will not come out until next month.

The National Institute of Infectious Diseases tracks fatalities from flu-like illnesses by collecting data from public health departments around the country. The tallies include those who died from pneumonia.

Excess fatalities are calculated by comparing these figures against baselines derived from past data.

The newest numbers show 50 to 60

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Tokyo missed 200 coronavirus deaths, mortality data suggests

TOKYO — The Japanese capital suffered more than 200 excess fatalities from pneumonia and other coronavirus symptoms early in the outbreak, dwarfing the period’s officially recorded 16 from the new disease.

Even more deaths could have been undercounted in April, whose numbers will not come out until next month.

The National Institute of Infectious Diseases tracks fatalities from flu-like illnesses by collecting data from public health departments around the country. The tallies include those who died from pneumonia.

Excess fatalities are calculated by comparing these figures against baselines derived from past data.

The newest numbers show 50 to 60 excess

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Major economies reopen but traffic still 60%: Google data

BERLIN/PARIS/TOKYO — Countries around the world have begun easing lockdowns as the spread of the coronavirus slows, but economic revival plans are being stymied by many residents’ continued reluctance to risk venturing out.

Smartphone location data from Google shows that mobility in 17 major economies stood at 64% of the pre-pandemic baseline as of May 13, based on a seven-day moving average. This does not include China and Russia, for which no data is available.

While this is higher than the roughly 50% level in mid-April, when global limits on movement were strictest, it suggests that daily life will not

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