Uniqlo operator to offer 4-day workweek

Japan Business News - August 19, 2015 - 23:13
Japan's Fast Retailing will allow around one-fifth of full-time employees to take three-day weekends in exchange for longer work hours starting in October in a move to hold onto talented workers amid a labor shortage. (Nikkei)
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Designer of Tokyo Olympics emblem faces new allegations over zoo logo

Japan Business News - August 19, 2015 - 23:11
Embattled graphics designer Kenjiro Sano was fighting new allegations of plagiarism after a Nagoya zoo called for an investigation into a logo created for it by his studio. (Asahi)
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H.I.S. transforms struggling Nagasaki theme park into innovative moneymaker

Japan Business News - August 19, 2015 - 23:04
When travel agency H.I.S. Co. took over the moribund Huis Ten Bosch Co. in 2010, the outlook looked bleak for the Dutch-inspired theme park. (Asahi)
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Lower house member Muto leaves ruling LDP over share scandal

Japan Politics News - August 19, 2015 - 22:50
Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Takaya Muto submitted a letter of resignation from the ruling Japanese party on Wednesday to take responsibility for causing public distrust in politics over a scandal related to unlisted shares. (Jiji Press)
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Panel queries national stadium original estimate

Japan Politics News - August 19, 2015 - 22:45
A panel appointed by Japan's sports ministry is investigating whether the original cost estimated to build the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was appropriate. (NHK)
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First minor eruption at Mt. Sakurajima

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 19, 2015 - 22:42
Officials with Japan's Meteorological Agency say a very minor eruption has occurred at Mount Sakurajima in southwestern Japan. (NHK)
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Japan successfully launches Kounotori 5

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 19, 2015 - 22:15
Japan's space agency has successfully launched an H2B rocket carrying the cargo ship Kounotori 5. The unmanned ship will take supplies to the International Space Station. (NHK)
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