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Tokyo office boom fades with more space, fewer workers

January 17, 2017 - 11:22
Commercial property prices in Tokyo, a bellwether for the market, look to have peaked as the capital faces a glut of new offices even as the number of workers is set to decline. (Japan Times)
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McDonald's Japan offers five days of free coffee in January

January 15, 2017 - 23:51
This year McDonald's Japan is renewing the recipe for their fresh-brewed coffee. And what better way to get people to taste it than to give it out for free? (
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Japan snags 25-year extension on Abu Dhabi oil concessions

January 15, 2017 - 23:45
Tokyo and Abu Dhabi have agreed to extend Japanese oil concern Inpex's concessions on two small oil fields for another 25 years. (Nikkei)
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Crowdfunding campaign aims to revitalise abandoned theme park in Miyagi

January 15, 2017 - 23:40
In Osaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, a theme park called Kejonuma Leisure Land has been rusting away as a deserted ruin for the past 15 years. (Japan Today)
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Takata fined $1bn in US over exploding airbag scandal

January 13, 2017 - 23:24
Japanese car parts maker Takata has agreed to pay $1bn in penalties in the US for concealing dangerous defects in its exploding airbags. (BBC)
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Seven-Eleven Japan profits despite rising costs industrywide

January 13, 2017 - 00:12
Convenience store chain Seven-Eleven Japan grew its operating profit for the March-November period, winning heavily over struggling competitors as increasing labor costs weighed on the industry. (Nikkei)
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McDonald's arranging to sell major stake in Japan unit

January 13, 2017 - 00:07
McDonald's Corp. has organized a primary tender to sell a major stake in its Japan unit McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan), sources said Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Pushback against smoking ban plan

January 12, 2017 - 23:59
Japanese cafes, restaurants and similar businesses are protesting a move to ban indoor smoking. (NHK)
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Japan's richest man lost $1.4 billion in 1 day due to 'warm weather'

January 12, 2017 - 03:48
While many Americans may not be familiar with the wealthiest man in Japan, billionaire Tadashi Yanai, they likely know the colorful clothing brand Uniqlo, which has aggressively expanded into the US in its quest to take on H&M and other fast-fashion chains. (Yahoo)
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Toyota plans to invest $10 bil. in US

January 9, 2017 - 23:51
The president of Japanese automaker Toyota says his company will invest 10 billion dollars in the United States over the next 5 years. (NHK)
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Bluefin Tuna snapped for $636,000 at Japan auction

January 9, 2017 - 01:06
Japan's self-styled "Tuna King" has done it again - paying more than $600,000 for a single fish. (
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Nissan halts joint development of luxury cars with Daimler

January 9, 2017 - 00:26
Nissan is halting joint development of luxury cars with Daimler's Mercedes-Benz, sources close to the companies told Reuters, suspending a key project in their seven-year partnership and potentially hitting profitability at a new shared factory in Mexico. (Japan Today)
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Panasonic president urges Trump on balanced policy

January 8, 2017 - 01:21
The head of Japan's leading electronics maker Panasonic has urged US President-elect Donald Trump to adopt a balanced policy so as not to harm businesses that operate globally. (NHK)
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Japanese companies shaken by Trump's Twitter bomb on Toyota

January 7, 2017 - 01:11
Japanese firms are shocked by Donald Trump's Twitter bomb dropped on Toyota Motor Corp. over a planned factory in Mexico, as their concerns about an attack by the U.S. president-elect have become reality. (Jiji)
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Trump raps Toyota's plan to build factory in Mexico

January 6, 2017 - 09:04
Incoming U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized a plan by leading Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. <7203> to build a new factory in Mexico. (Jiji)
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Loans to small startups run by women in high demand in Japan

January 4, 2017 - 00:34
Loans to women who aim to start business on a small scale are increasing in Japan, in line with a government policy of boosting women's role in the economy and society. (Jiji)
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South Korea bans sales of 2 Nissan models

January 4, 2017 - 00:26
South Korea's Environment Ministry has banned sales of 2 Nissan Motor models after the company submitted falsified emissions data. (NHK)
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Over 1,000 Japanese firms to turn 100 years old in 2017

January 3, 2017 - 01:17
More than 1,000 Japanese companies will mark the 100th anniversary of their founding in 2017, among them precision equipment maker Nikon Corp., automaker Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. and Morinaga Milk Industry Co. (Japan Times)
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People flock to stores for lucky bags

January 3, 2017 - 00:56
People have flocked to department stores in Japan to buy New Year bargain packages known as lucky bags. (NHK)
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Japan to embark on work-hour reform after Dentsu worker's suicide

January 1, 2017 - 23:15
Japan is finally starting to seriously seek ways to curb excessive work hours, with the overwork-related suicide of a young employee spotlighting a long-standing issue that has always been in question but never quite addressed. (Japan Today)
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