"The coronavirus has created a need for robots because they can reduce direct contact between people," Ken Matsui told at his company's workshop in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. "We've had inquiries from overseas, including from Singapore and France."
Japanese people are preparing for postponement of the Olympic Games to next year while athletes are likely to face quarantines, spectators will be fewer, and the delay will cost taxpayers billions of dollars.
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Ghosn fled Japan to Lebanon, his childhood home, in December as he awaited trial on charges of underreporting earnings, breach of trust and misappropriation of company funds, all of which he denies.
Japan declared a month-long state of emergency on April 7, in Tokyo and six other urban areas. It has 14,281 Covid-19 cases with 432 deaths, according to the Japanese Health Ministry.
European stock markets dropped as EU leaders are not able to agree on a stimulus for the bloc's economy, while shares in the rest of the world dropped after disappointing news surrounding a potential coronavirus treatment.
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The village was to be home to 11,000 Olympic athletes and 4,400 Paralympic athletes. It is largely complete and empty with the Olympic opening postponed by the novel coronavirus outbreak until July 23, 2021.
More than 115,000 people have died of the coronavirus disease and over 1.8 million have been infected since it first emerged in China's Wuhan. Here are the latest updates for April 13:
The official site for his latest film says Nobuhiko Obayashi died late Friday. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2016.
Shares in China, where the novel coronavirus first emerged late last year, rose 0.54 percent. Australian shares were up 1.52 percent.
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