"The Nikkei" reports that Japan's Sharp Corporation has accepted a 700 billion Japanese yen ($6.2 billion) takeover bid from Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group.
Japan launches a ¥70 billion payment scheme to pay firms to move factories out of China to either Japan itself or countries within the Southeast Asian region in an attempt to better secure its supply chains. 57 firms, including face mask manufacturer Iris Ohyama, are among the first to receive the subsidy.
The United States reclaims its spot as the top export market for Japan as China slips due to economic slowdown. Japan's overall annual trade deficit meanwhile reaches 8.2 trillion yen, the highest on record.
Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement over fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands. China voices "extreme concerns" over the deal. [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-asia-china-22092853 (BBC)] [http:--www3.nhk.or.jp-nhkworld-english-news-20130410_36.html (NHK World)]date=August 2019
A small amount of radiation is found on vegetables exported from Japan to Taiwan but the amount is too small to harm human health. [http:--www.theguardian.pe.ca-Canada---World-Business-2011-03-20-article-2347183-Taiwan-says-radiation-detected-on-batch-of-Japanese-peas,-but-levels-not-harmful-1 (Canadian Press via "Prince Edward Island Guardian")]date=August 2019