Japan approves bill to help firms to develop 5G, drone technologies
Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 1:36 PM
Japan's cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill to support companies to develop secure 5G mobile networks and drone technologies amid growing alarm among Tokyo policymakers over the increasing influence of China's 5G technology. The bill will give companies which develop such technologies access to low-interest rate loans from government-affiliated financial institutions if their plans fulfill standards on cyber security.
Japan cancels Emperor's birthday public celebrations amid virus fears
Monday, February 17, 2020, 9:17 PM
Japan said it would cancel a-public-gathering to celebrate the birthday of new-Emperor-Naruhito, as fears grow over the spread of the new-coronavirus in the country. "In light of various situations, we have decided to cancel the visit by the general-public to the palace for His Majesty's birthday," the imperial-household-agency said in statement a day after the government warned people to avoid crowds and "non-essential gatherings."