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Moritomo Gakuen files for bankruptcy protection

April 21, 2017 - 13:26
Moritomo Gakuen, a Japanese school operator at the center of a controversial state land deal, filed for court protection from creditors under the civil rehabilitation law on Friday. (Jiji)
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Yamato Holdings to pay Y19 billion in unpaid overtime

April 19, 2017 - 23:34
Transportation service group Yamato Holdings Co. said Tuesday it will pay about 47,000 employees ¥19 billion in unpaid overtime for the past two years. (Japan Times)
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Toshiba plans spin-offs to speed reconstruction process

April 19, 2017 - 23:29
Toshiba Corp., which is undergoing business reconstruction, intends to spin off its main businesses, such as social infrastructure and energy, it was learned Tuesday. (
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Stores accepting China's Alipay seen doubling in Japan

April 19, 2017 - 00:41
The number of stores accepting Alipay in Japan will double to 45,000 this year, CEO Genki Oka of the Japanese unit of China's Ant Financial Services Group told The Nikkei on Tuesday. (Nikkei)
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Amazon expands quick delivery service in Tokyo

April 19, 2017 - 00:15
Internet retail giant Amazon has expanded the range of items for its quick delivery service in central Tokyo. (NHK)
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Japan's tallest building in works

April 17, 2017 - 22:33
A redevelopment project will soon begin near Tokyo Station including the construction of Japan's tallest skyscraper. (NHK)
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Global casino industry juiced For Japan

April 16, 2017 - 22:56
The world's casino business sees Japan's casino legalization as a golden opportunity and, even amid the ongoing recovery in Macau, the gaming industry is all abuzz about it. (
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Philip Morris eyes price hike for most cigarettes in Japan

April 13, 2017 - 23:26
Philip Morris Japan plans to raise prices on around 80% of the conventional cigarettes it sells here, a rare step in the absence of a tax hike, as it tries to cope with a shrinking market by leveraging new technology. (Nikkei)
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JAL and ANA say overbooking violence would never happen in Japan

April 13, 2017 - 05:52
The violent video of a passenger being forcibly removed from an overbooked United Airlines flight on Sunday has gone viral around the world, including in Japan, sparking outcry and concern that a similar incident could happen here. (Japan Times)
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More than 1,000 Thai holidaymakers bound for Japan stranded by scam

April 13, 2017 - 05:50
The traditional Thai New Year's holiday has turned out to be anything but fun for more than 1,000 would-be travelers who were stranded at Bangkok's international airport after their cut-rate tour packages to Japan turned out to be an apparent scam. (Japan Today)
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Toshiba selects 4 overseas bidders for its chip unit

April 13, 2017 - 05:45
Toshiba Corp has selected four overseas bidders as a potential buyer of its chip-making unit following an auction, sources close to the matter said Wednesday. (Japan Today)
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Lawson seeks Mitsubishi-led convenience store reboot

April 13, 2017 - 05:44
Lawson turns the page to a new chapter, ending a dual-leadership structure to effectively give parent Mitsubishi Corp. a greater say in management. (Nikkei)
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Toshiba's April-December earnings released

April 12, 2017 - 00:59
Struggling Japanese electronics maker Toshiba has released an earnings report without auditor approval to meet a government-set deadline. (NHK)
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Survey: 927 food items mislabeled as Japanese

April 10, 2017 - 22:00
Amid continued growth of Japanese food exports, 927 items were confirmed to have been mislabeled as Japanese products in six cities in Asian countries, including China, according to a survey conducted by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry in fiscal 2016. (
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Tsukiji renovation supported by traders

April 10, 2017 - 21:49
The Tokyo Metropolitan government's project team looking into the controversial relocation of its wholesale market exchanged opinions with market dealers on Saturday. (NHK)
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Typhoon damage on potato harvests hits chip lovers

April 10, 2017 - 21:45
Snack food makers in Japan are suspending sales of some potato chip products. They say potatoes are in short supply due to typhoon damage last year. (NHK)
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Yamato considers withdrawing from Amazon's same-day delivery service

April 7, 2017 - 23:31
Yamato Transport Co, Japan's leading door-to-door courier firm, is considering withdrawing from its same-day delivery service for Inc to reduce its drivers' heavy workloads, sources close to the matter said Friday. (Japan Today)
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Trump officials alarmed China may bid for Toshiba's Westinghouse unit

April 5, 2017 - 12:06
The Trump administration is so alarmed that Chinese investors may try to purchase Westinghouse Electric Co.'s nuclear business that U.S. officials are trying to find an American or allied buyer for the company instead, two people familiar with the matter said. (Japan Times)
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Scandal-hit Moritomo Gakuen sued over unpaid construction costs

April 5, 2017 - 12:02
Moritomo Gakuen, a nationalist school operator at the center of a political scandal connected to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over its bargain-price purchase of state property, was sued Wednesday for allegedly not fully paying bills for building a new elementary school at the site. (Japan Today)
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Universal Studios Japan's attendance growth again beats Disney Resort's

April 4, 2017 - 21:58
Universal Studios Japan continued to ramp up its allure for consumers in the year ended in March, again outshining archrival Tokyo Disney Resort in attendance growth. (Nikkei)
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