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Webinars and news COVID-19 (April 24)

Webinars and news COVID-19 (April 24)

On this last day of the working week, we want to inform you of 2 webinars we are preparing:

1) Webinar “General macro outlook: how deep will the recession be?”
Speaker: Koen De Leus, Chief Economist BNP Paribas Fortis (Belgium)
Thursday 7 May, 16:00-17:00


2) Webinar “The Belgium-Japan Double Taxation Treaty”
Speaker: Wim Eynatten, certified Tax Consultant and International Tax Partner, Deloitte Belgium
Wednesday 13 May, 16:00-17:00


The announcements will go out next week, but you can already note them in your agenda!


May we also remind you of the temporary suspension of acceptance and delivery delays of mail items destined to various countries/territories by the Japan Post.
Countries and territories to which acceptance of mail is temporarily suspended because of the novel coronavirus pandemic include Belgium and Luxembourg.


Finally, here are a few news headlines of the past 24 hours:

-Japan ups travel advisory for Russia, 13 other nations over virus (April 24, Kyodo News)


-Panel proposes 10 measures to halt virus after target not met (April 23, The Asahi Shimbun)


-Japan says economy worsening rapidly, most negative view since 2009 (April 23, Mainichi Japan)


-BOJ mulls expanding monetary easing to help virus-hit firms (April 23, Kyodo News)


-Japan’s telework gap: Non-permanent staff less likely to be allowed to work from home (April 24, Mainichi Japan)


-2 firms to recall products under PM Abe’s mask handout program (April 24, Kyodo News)


-Sharp switches face mask sale to lottery as demand surge blocks site (April 23, Kyodo News)


– Public urged to stay home during Golden Week holiday in Japan (April 23, The Yomiuri Shimbun)


-Coastal area mayors near Tokyo call for traffic blockades amid stream of visitors (April 23, Mainichi Japan)


-Tokyo governor asks residents to grocery shop only every 3 days (April 23, Kyodo News)


Have a safe weekend at home!


The BLCCJ office