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Honda audit finds 1,729 serious accidents not reported to U.S. agency

November 25, 2014 - 07:19
Honda Motor Co. told U.S. safety regulators Monday a recently completed third-party audit shows the automaker did not report 1,729 accident claims involving an injury or death since 2003, including eight cases tied to defective air bag inflators from Japanese supplier Takata Corp. (Kyodo)
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As gold prices surge, more sellers fail to report sales

November 24, 2014 - 22:52
There has been a sharp increase in the number of people failing to report taxable earnings from the sales of gold, silver and other precious metals. (The Japan News)
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Takata denies air bag defect cover-up

November 22, 2014 - 00:09
-Japan's Takata Corp., at a U.S. Senate hearing Thursday, denied the allegation that the company had tried to conceal a fatal defect in its air bag system, while stressing its efforts to ensure the safety of air bags. (Jiji Press)
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Pro-N.Korea group's HQ estate goes to Japan firm

November 22, 2014 - 00:03
A Japanese real estate company has taken official ownership of the land and building used as a pro-North Korea group's headquarters in Tokyo. (NHK)
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Seven-Eleven Japan to sell doughnuts at counters

November 20, 2014 - 22:22
Convenience store operator Seven-Eleven Japan Co. will start selling doughnuts at store counters next year, informed sources said Thursday. (The Japan News)
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Airbus's A350 flies to Tokyo for demonstration

November 19, 2014 - 22:52
Airbus's newest jetliner has arrived at Tokyo's Haneda Airport and will run demonstration flights. (NHK)
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Sony takes hard look at streaming after Taylor Swift snub

November 18, 2014 - 22:57
A Sony executive said Tuesday the firm was taking a hard look at music streaming services after pop star Taylor Swift yanked her songs from industry giant Spotify. (AFP)
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Tokyo to set up 80 hydrogen stations by 2025

November 18, 2014 - 22:38
The Tokyo metropolitan government Tuesday announced a plan to increase the number of hydrogen stations for fuel cell vehicles in Tokyo to 35 by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and to 80 by 2025. (Kyodo)
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Little Tokyo popping up in Jakarta suburb

November 18, 2014 - 22:35
An Indonesian conglomerate owned by ethnic Chinese plans to develop a "Little Tokyo" on the outskirts of this capital city to cater to the growing number of Japanese sent here by their employers back home. (Nikkei)
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Tokuda 'took kickbacks, dodged tax on Y100 million'

November 18, 2014 - 21:50
Torao Tokuda, former head of the Tokushukai hospital group, has been accused by the Kumamoto Regional Taxation Bureau of keeping a secret fund of about Y100 million, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned from sources. (The Japan News)
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Toyota to launch world's 1st consumer fuel-cell vehicle Dec. 15

November 18, 2014 - 06:31
Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it will start selling its Mirai hydrogen-powered vehicle in Japan on Dec. 15, becoming the world's first automaker to launch a fuel-cell vehicle for general consumers. (Kyodo)
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Sushi eaters pushing Pacific bluefin tuna to brink of extinction

November 17, 2014 - 21:45
The never-ending demand for Pacific bluefin tuna among sushi lovers is driving the iconic fish towards extinction, a conservation group said. (
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SIM-free iPhone 6 prices up

November 16, 2014 - 22:33
Apple Inc. of the United States on Friday raised the prices by Y8,640 to Y12,960 in Japan for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models without subscriber identity module locks. (The Japan News)
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Laox will launch another big store in Tokyo for tourists

November 14, 2014 - 22:36
Laox, the retailer of electronics and duty-free goods, will open a large store in Tokyo next June to cater to tourists visiting from China and other countries. (Nikkei)
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Beef bowl chains struggling to survive

November 14, 2014 - 22:28
Gyudon beef bowl chains, which once saw rapid growth amid the nation's prolonged deflation, are now struggling to survive amid a labor shortage and soaring beef prices. (The Japan News)
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Asahi Shimbun announces resignation of president

November 14, 2014 - 21:59
Japanese major newspaper publisher Asahi Shimbun Co. said Friday its president, Tadakazu Kimura, will resign on Dec. 5 to take the blame for inaccurate reports on the country's worst nuclear crisis and the so-called "comfort women" issue. (Jiji Press)
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Asahi Breweries to Buy Japanese Restaurant Nadaman

November 14, 2014 - 21:54
Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. said Friday that wholly owned subsidiary Asahi Breweries Ltd. will buy Japanese restaurant operator Nadaman Co. (The Japan News)
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Private, public subsidies to make hydrogen as cheap as gasoline

November 13, 2014 - 22:20
Japanese carmakers and the government will work to make hydrogen as affordable as gasoline by shouldering a portion of the costs to operate fueling stations nationwide. (Nikkei)
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Honda launches jet aircraft business

November 13, 2014 - 21:53
Honda Motor Co. launched aircraft-related business on Wednesday by beginning production of jet engines at its factory in Burlington, N.C. (The Japan News)
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Japan's dated, smoky cafes unfazed by Starbucks' success

November 11, 2014 - 22:59
Above the converging crowds at the famous Shibuya scramble crossing in Tokyo glows the unmissable bright green sign of Starbucks, a magnet that pulls in a steady stream of hip, young Japanese. (
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