1. Tokyo Stock Exchange officials have announced the bourse will reopen on Friday after a technical glitch halted trading for the whole day on Thursday. The problem prevented the system from sending out stock prices and trading data, and forced officials to call off trading shortly before the exchange was due to open at 9 A.M.
  2. The Japanese government’s “Go To Travel” campaign that is aimed at stimulating domestic tourism now includes Tokyo. The “Go To Travel” campaign offers people discounts on travel costs. It began in July. Trips to Tokyo were added to the initiative on Thursday, and Tokyo residents can now participate.
  1. Japan is easing entry restrictions on Thursday for foreigners from around the world, excluding tourists. The Japanese government had denied entry of people from 159 countries and regions in principle due to the coronavirus pandemic. It has already resumed businesspeople’s travel to and from Vietnam, Taiwan and some other places where infection is under control.