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Suzuki chooses new president

10 hours 47 min ago
Japan's Suzuki Motor has chosen a new president. (NHK)
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Sony to raise up to $3.6 bil.

10 hours 50 min ago
Japanese electronics giant Sony says it will raise up to 440 billion yen, or about 3.6 billion dollars, by issuing new shares and bonds to invest in its fast-growing image sensor business. (NHK)
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The kabuki art of public apology

June 29, 2015 - 23:52
Public contrition has long been an art in Japan, and this past month has offered a great opportunity to study the form. June has seen a sudden rash of apologies from top chief operating officers (including the bosses of Toshiba, Sharp, Takata and Toyota) and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (Japan Times)
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English to be Honda's official language by around 2020

June 29, 2015 - 23:47
Honda Motor plans to make English the official language for international communications within the company around 2020, the automaker said in a report Monday. (Nikkei)
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Shareholder meeting season peaks in Japan

June 26, 2015 - 23:11
This year's season for general shareholders meetings peaked on Friday in Japan, where companies face stronger pressure for accountability to owners under a new corporate governance code. (Jiji Press)
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Takata chief apologizes in 1st appearance since massive recalls

June 25, 2015 - 22:36
Troubled Takata Corp.'s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Shigehisa Takada offered an apology on Thursday over the company's defective air bags, making his first appearance since the crisis arising from its potentially deadly products deepened last year. (Kyodo)
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'Maternity harassment' victims assail lack of protection for pregnant working women

June 24, 2015 - 22:47
Female workers who experienced workplace discrimination and bullying when they were pregnant have called on the government to live up to its promise to stamp out what is known in Japanese as matahara, or "maternity harassment." (Japan Times)
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Toyo Tire president and chairman to resign

June 23, 2015 - 22:36
Two top executives of one of Japan's biggest tire companies are resigning over installation of faulty shock absorbers. (NHK)
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Nissan's Ghosn earns more than one billion yen

June 23, 2015 - 13:05
Nissan Motor President Carlos Ghosn disclosed that his earnings in fiscal 2014 topped one billion yen, or more than 8 million dollars. (NHK)
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Pension info leak affects over 1 million people

June 22, 2015 - 23:26
Japan's public pension management body says the personal data leak caused by a hacking attack affected more than one million people in every prefecture. (NHK)
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WikiLeaks dumps 276,000 more documents from Sony hack

June 19, 2015 - 12:02
WikiLeaks on Thursday released 276,394 new documents from the hack of Sony Pictures in what could be a further embarrassment for the Japanese media and electronics group. (Japan Times)
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Toyota pres. apologizes over exec's arrest for drug violation

June 19, 2015 - 11:26
Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda on Friday apologized for the arrest of its first female managing officer on suspicion of importing to Japan a drug that is illegal without a prescription, adding he believes she did not intend to violate the law. (Kyodo)
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Japan's appetite for fatty 'toro' triggered by economic boom

June 18, 2015 - 23:57
Japan's ravenous appetite for bluefin tuna in many ways mirrors key trends in the country's postwar period. (Asahi)
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Fuji TV to stream programs on Netflix

June 18, 2015 - 23:46
Fuji Television Network Inc. this autumn will become the first Japanese broadcaster to provide its new TV programs to U.S. Internet streaming media giant Netflix Inc. (Asahi)
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Softbank to sell humanoid robots to public

June 18, 2015 - 23:39
Japanese telecom operator Softbank said it will begin selling humanoid robots to the general public online on Saturday. (NHK)
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Japan govt panel calls for stepped-up use of generic drugs

June 18, 2015 - 23:31
The Japanese government's Administrative Reform Promotion Council on Thursday came up with an interim report on measures to help facilitate the use of generic drugs to reduce ballooning medical costs. (Jiji Press)
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JP Bank's deposit cap to be lifted to ¥30 mil.

June 18, 2015 - 23:24
A ruling party panel is slated to propose raising the current ¥10 million cap on deposits at Japan Post Bank to ¥20 million in September and ¥30 million in two years, Jiji Press learned on Wednesday. (The Japan News)
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NTT and Panasonic tie up on visual services

June 18, 2015 - 06:48
Japanese communications giant NTT and electronics manufacturer Panasonic have agreed to work together to provide new visual-based services. (NHK)
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Asian cities half of top 10 costliest expat destinations: survey

June 17, 2015 - 23:28
Asia has become one of the most expensive regions for people working abroad, according to a new survey, with its major cities accounting for half of the top 10 costliest expat destinations. (Japan Today)
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Japanese companies getting trans fats out of foods

June 17, 2015 - 23:20
With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration moving Tuesday to eliminate artificial trans fats from processed foods by June 2018, Japanese food companies and restaurants are stepping up their own efforts. (Nikkei)
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