News Headlines - 04 May 2021

Japanese dies in India after Coronavirus infection, lack of vacant bed|Arab News Japan

A 48-year-old Japanese woman died in the Indian capital of New Delhi after novel coronavirus infection, Jiji Press learned Monday.
It is believed to be the first death of a Japanese person in India related to COVID-19, according to the Japanese embassy in New Delhi.
The woman was diagnosed as coronavirus-positive, but she had to stay home because she was not admitted into hospital for lack of a vacant bed, a bereaved family member said.

Japan's child population hits record low after 40 years of decline | The Japan Times

Japan’s estimated child population has hit a record low after falling for 40 straight years, government data showed Tuesday, providing further evidence of the country’s aging population.
The number of children age 14 or younger stood at 14.93 million as of April 1, some 190,000 fewer than a year before and the lowest figure among comparable data available since 1950, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
The proportion of children within the overall population also fell to its lowest point - 11.9% - after 47 straight years of decline.
Japan has the lowest such ratio among the 33 countries with a population of over 40 million, below South Korea’s 12.2% and Italy’s 13.3%, according to the U.N. Demographic Yearbook.

Nuns on trial in Argentina over abuse of deaf children

Two nuns and seven other female employees of an Argentine institute for deaf children went on trial Monday in a sexual abuse case that has shocked the home country of Pope Francis.
Two priests in charge of children at the center were jailed for more than 40 years each in November 2019 for sexual abuse, including rape, of some 20 minors.
This is the second trial in the case for crimes committed between 2004 and 2016 at the Provolo Institute in Mendoza, some 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) west of Buenos Aires.

China rocket: Pentagon tracking out-of-control Long March 5B rocket that could reenter Earth's atmosphere - CNNPolitics

The Pentagon has said it is tracking a large Chinese rocket that is out of control and set to reenter Earth's atmosphere this weekend, raising concerns about where its debris may make impact.
The Chinese Long March 5B rocket is expected to enter Earth's atmosphere "around May 8," according to a statement from Defense Department spokesperson Mike Howard, who said the US Space Command is tracking the rocket's trajectory.

Berkshire Hathaway’s Stock Price Is Too Much for Computers - WSJ

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is trading at more than $421,000 per Class A share, and the market is optimistic. That’s a problem.
The price has grown so high, it has nearly hit the maximum number that can be stored in one common way exchange computers handle digits.
On Tuesday, Nasdaq Inc. temporarily suspended broadcasting prices for Class A shares of Berkshire over several popular data feeds. Such feeds provide real-time price updates for a number of online brokerages and finance websites.
Nasdaq’s computers can only count so high because of the compact digital format they use for communicating prices. The biggest number they can handle is $429,496.7295. Nasdaq is rushing to finish an upgrade later this month that would fix the problem.
It isn’t just Nasdaq. Another exchange operator, IEX Group Inc., said in March that it would stop accepting investors’ orders in Class A shares of Berkshire Hathaway “due to an internal price limitation within the trading system.”