Asia virus latest: Japan in recession; S. Korea ‘sex doll’ scandal


Singapore (AFP) – Here are the latest developments from Asia related to the coronavirus pandemic: Japan slides into recessionJapan dived into its first recession since 2015, according to official data, with the world’s third-largest economy shrinking by 0.9 percent in the first quarter as it wrestles with the fallout from the coronavirus.The drop in gross domestic product followed a 1.9 percent decline in the fourth quarter of 2019 as a tax hike and typhoons hit Japan hard — even before the pandemic shut down much of the economy.S. Korean football club sorry for ‘sex doll’ controversyOne of S…

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