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Hospitals sought for list of facilities ready to treat foreigners

June 28, 2016 - 22:14
An incorporated association promoting the globalization of Japanese medical services said Tuesday it will publicly solicit medical institutions seeking to be registered on a list of hospitals ready to treat foreign patients. (Japan Today)
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TEPCO chief apologizes to shareholders for cover-up

June 28, 2016 - 21:59
The president of Tokyo Electric Power Company has apologized to shareholders for concealing reactor meltdowns at its Fukushima Daiichi plant in 2011. (NHK)
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Founding family opposes planned merger of Idemitsu with Showa Shell

June 28, 2016 - 21:53
The founding family of Idemitsu Kosan Co. opposes the company's planned merger next April with Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K., the family's representative said Tuesday, clouding the outlook for the creation of one of the largest oil distributors in Japan. (Kyodo)
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Takata chairman hints at resigning

June 28, 2016 - 21:46
Takata Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Shigehisa Takada at a general shareholders meeting on Tuesday signaled his readiness to step down after paving the way for the embattled auto parts maker's business reconstruction. (
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Line, biggest tech IPO of year, struggles to show growth plan can work

June 27, 2016 - 07:07
In delaying its IPO by two years, Japanese messaging app company Line Corp. bought time to correct weak financial reporting controls, work on its business plan, bolster staffing — and left billions of dollars on the table as its valuation shriveled. (Japan Times)
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Lotte shareholders reject bid by founder's eldest son to oust board

June 25, 2016 - 22:37
Shareholders of Lotte Holdings Co., which has been embroiled in a family feud over its management, rejected Saturday a third bid by its founder's eldest son to oust the current board members including his younger brother. (Kyodo)
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Japan Inc. gets Brexit bargain on $23 billion outstanding deals

June 25, 2016 - 00:37
Japanese companies, which have embarked on a $210 billion global acquisition spree over the past three years, are getting a surprise bargain out of Brexit. (
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Airbnb takes off in Japan, but the party is over for many seeking to ride the boom

June 23, 2016 - 22:30
When Airbnb was in its infancy, not many people knew about home rental in Japan. Now that everyone wants to ride the boom, fewer hosts are making money. (Japan Today)
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Michelin-star restaurant in Kamakura closed after food poisoning

June 22, 2016 - 23:16
A Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant specialising in a refined-and pricey-traditional cuisine has been ordered to temporarily close after customers came down with food poisoning, an official said Wednesday. (Japan Today)
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Nissan's Ghosn discloses salary

June 22, 2016 - 22:58
Nissan Motor President Carlos Ghosn revealed his salary for fiscal 2015 at a shareholders meeting on Wednesday. (NHK)
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Sharp to lay off 7,000 people globally

June 22, 2016 - 22:46
The new boss of Sharp Corp. on Wednesday confirmed plans to lay off 7,000 employees worldwide after Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. takes over the century-old Japanese company. (Kyodo)
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SoftBank to sell Supercell stake to Tencent

June 21, 2016 - 22:31
Japanese telecom operator SoftBank Group says it will sell its stake in Finnish game developer Supercell to a Chinese IT company, Tencent. (NHK)
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SoftBank's Arora to resign as president

June 21, 2016 - 22:23
Japanese telecom operator SoftBank Group says its president, Nikesh Arora, will step down. He had been viewed as a likely successor to Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son. (NHK)
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4 Mitsubishi minivehicles' fuel economy 11 pct lower than reported

June 21, 2016 - 10:04
The fuel economy of the four Mitsubishi Motors Corp. <7211> minivehicle models for which related data have been manipulated were found to be about 11 pct lower on average than their mileage performances reported to the government, transport minister Keiichi Ishii said Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
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Nissan readies legal action against Brexit campaign over logo use

June 20, 2016 - 23:00
Nissan said it would take legal action against the official campaign for Britain to leave the European Union after the group used the Japanese carmaker's logo in leaflets calling for voters to back Brexit on June 23. (Japan Times)
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Japanese firms to advise China on reforms

June 20, 2016 - 22:52
An association of Japanese businesses operating in China plans to propose to the Chinese government a set of reforms involving environmental measures and distribution. (NHK)
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Dead money: Battle for Japanese inheritances heats up

June 19, 2016 - 23:04
Elderly Japanese, among the world's richest retirees, are flocking to inheritance advisers, tackling historical taboos on discussing death and providing a rare avenue of growth for the country's brokerages and banks. (Japan Today)
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Japan burger chain to recruit part-timers in 5 languages

June 18, 2016 - 23:38
Mos Food Services Inc., the operator of Mos Burger hamburger restaurants, in August will begin recruiting part-time workers in five languages via a special website. (Nikkei)
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Beer firms foresee big sales in heat wave

June 18, 2016 - 23:25
Beverage manufacturers are set to increase the production of beer and soft drinks in response to this summer's forecast heat wave, which is expected to cause a spike in demand. (
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Tokyo's Toranomon poised to become trendy area

June 17, 2016 - 23:58
Shintora-dori avenue, which connects the Tokyo districts of Shinbashi and Toranomon, is set to be transformed into a fashionable area lined with open-air cafes in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. (
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