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Japan weighs lifting Tokyo’s coronavirus emergency May 25

TOKYO — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed Thursday that the state of emergency remains in place for metropolitan Tokyo and Hokkaido, while that status will now be lifted for Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures.

The government and an expert panel made the decision based on whether the number of new weekly cases fell to a benchmark of 0.5 per 100,000 residents, among other factors, such as medical care capacity and testing capacity.

Tokyo and the neighboring prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba are considered a single area. Based on a Nikkei estimate, Tokyo’s number of weekly cases per 100,000

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Tokyo government weighs lifting state of emergency May 25

TOKYO — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed Thursday that the state of emergency remains in place for metropolitan Tokyo and Hokkaido, while that status will now be lifted for Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures.

The government and an expert panel made the decision based on whether the number of new weekly cases fell to a benchmark of 0.5 per 100,000 residents, among other factors, such as medical care capacity and testing capacity.

Tokyo and the neighboring prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba are considered a single area. Based on a Nikkei estimate, Tokyo’s number of weekly cases per 100,000

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Lifting the lockdown won’t save the doomed housing market

House price data is becoming scarce – how can a buyer have any faith they’re not paying over the odds?

You’ve got just 15 minutes to decide whether to make the biggest financial decision of your life. Would you borrow thousands of pounds during one of the biggest economic crisis in centuries to buy a home that you have merely glanced at? 

You can’t touch any surfaces, even with a gloved hand. Your children won’t be able to see their future bedroom or the garden where they’ll climb the trees. You can’t explore nooks and crannies of the attic or

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Coronavirus latest: Japan eyes lifting emergency outside major prefectures

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

Global cases have reached 3,925,815, according to the World Health Organization.

The worldwide death toll has hit 274,488.

To see how the disease has spread, view our virus tracker charts:


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Monday, May 11

6:24 a.m. Japan considers lifting the state of emergency declaration in most prefectures this month, although it will keep urging caution in Tokyo and some other areas.

6:22 a.m. China locks down a

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