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Butter prices may hit record levels this winter

November 24, 2015 - 22:10
Japanese retail butter prices are expected to reach all-time highs this winter, just in time for the Christmas cake season. (Nikkei)
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Asahi Kasei unit's piling data fraud expands to 360 cases

November 24, 2015 - 21:53
Asahi Kasei Corp. said Tuesday it has confirmed piling data manipulation by subsidiary Asahi Kasei Construction Materials Corp. in a total of 360 building projects over the last decade, up from the previously reported 266 cases. (Jiji Press)
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Businesses to be obliged to check employees' mental health

November 23, 2015 - 22:31
Businesses will be obliged starting next month to offer their employees an annual test to check their mental stress level amid an increase in workers suffering mental disorders. (Japan Times)
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Toyota looks to turn new compact SUV into global flagship

November 23, 2015 - 22:16
Toyota Motor plans to make its new C-HR compact sport utility vehicle a key global model, aiming to shore up a weak link in its lineup as small SUVs grow more popular. (Nikkei)
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Honda jets to be delivered to customers soon

November 22, 2015 - 22:26
Japanese auto maker Honda has announced it will start delivering its first aircraft to customers, possibly within the year. (NHK)
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Nestle Japan strikes gold KitKat in single-fingered salute to itself

November 20, 2015 - 22:52
A gold-wrapped KitKat bar is to go on sale Japan - but at a deep-pocketed price and only a single finger at a time. (
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Convenience store giant Lawson eyes entering banking business

November 20, 2015 - 08:51
Convenience store operator Lawson Inc. is considering entering the banking sector by setting up a new lender with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, industry sources said Friday. (Japan Times)
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New rules for rental of private lodgings discussed by government panel

November 20, 2015 - 08:44
New rules to govern rental properties for tourists in Japan that may include anti-terrorism measures are being hashed out by the government's Regulatory Reform Council. (Asahi)
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Financial Times journalists vote to strike over pension changes proposed by Nikkei

November 20, 2015 - 08:41
Journalists at Britain's Financial Times newspaper have voted to take strike action over changes to the group's pensions proposed by its new owner Japan's Nikkei, the National Union of Journalists said on Thursday. (Japan Today)
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Shopping complex opens doors at expo site in Osaka

November 19, 2015 - 10:33
About 4,000 visitors Thursday got a peak at Expocity, the new 170,000-sq.-meter shopping and entertainment complex build on the site of the 1970 World Exposition in Osaka Prefecture. (Japan Times)
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7-billion-yen fine eyed for Toshiba over accounting fraud

November 18, 2015 - 21:34
Japan's Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission is considering recommending by the end of this month at the earliest that the Financial Services Agency impose fines on Toshiba Corp. <6502> over an accounting fraud, it was learned Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
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Toyota to issue recall of 440,000 vehicles

November 18, 2015 - 21:23
Toyota Motor Corp. notified the Japanese transport ministry on Wednesday that it will recall a total of 443,460 vehicles made between September 2006 and August 2013 for free repairs, due to defects in the continuously variable transmission system and other devices. (The Japan News)
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Nissan reports first Takata air bag injury in Japan

November 17, 2015 - 12:54
Nissan Motor Co. has found that an air bag made by Takata Corp. ruptured abnormally and injured a passenger in a Nissan vehicle last month, the transport ministry said, announcing the first such case in Japan. (Japan Times)
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French radio announcer who fled after Fukushima crisis wins damages from NHK

November 17, 2015 - 09:59
A Frenchwoman who was dismissed from Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) for fleeing Japan during the Fukushima nuclear crisis in March 2011 has won 5.14 million yen ($41,680) in compensation from the public broadcaster. (Asahi)
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Travelers canceling trips to Paris

November 16, 2015 - 21:48
Seat occupancy rates for airline flights between Tokyo and Paris have dropped by 20 to 30 percent in the wake of last Friday's deadly terrorist attacks. (NHK)
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JX, TonenGeneral mull integration

November 16, 2015 - 21:44
JX Holdings Inc., the parent of the nation's top oil wholesaler JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corp., and TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K., the country's third-largest wholesaler, are considering integrating their management, informed sources said Monday. (The Japan News)
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Japanese travel agencies cancel tours to France

November 15, 2015 - 22:17
Japanese travel agencies on Saturday canceled some tours to France in response to Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris while scrambling to confirm the safety of their tour customers there. (Jiji Press)
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Top engineering company also faked foundation data

November 14, 2015 - 00:14
Major foundation engineering company Japan Pile admitted Friday that it also falsified installation data in some past projects, a revelation that may indicate widespread data-doctoring in the industry. (Nikkei)
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Asahi Kasei: Data faked in 266 cases

November 13, 2015 - 23:53
Asahi Kasei Construction Materials Corp., responsible for faulty building work at a tilting condominium complex in Yokohama, said at a press conference Friday afternoon that it has finished examining 2,376 of the 3,040 piling work projects it undertook around the country in the last 10 years and found data fabrication in 266 of them. (The Japan News)
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Chinese firm to acquire Hoshino ski resort

November 12, 2015 - 22:37
Shanghai Yuyuan Tourist Mart Co., a Chinese commercial facility management company, said Wednesday that it will buy up a Japanese ski resort operated by Hoshino Resorts Inc. for ¥18.3 billion. (The Japan News)
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