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Apple Yokohama center plan announced

March 26, 2015 - 22:29
Apple Inc. will establish a technology development facility at a former Panasonic Corp. plant site in Yokohama. (The Japan News)
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McDonald's Japan promotes store veteran to help rebuild

March 25, 2015 - 22:51
Facing a damaged brand, an aging society and fierce competition from convenience stores, McDonald's Holdings (Japan) hopes to revive its fortunes with a new chief operating officer who started at the bottom. (Nikkei)
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Mitsubishi Motors to build new plant in Indonesia

March 25, 2015 - 04:14
Mitsubishi Motors will build a new 500 million-dollar plant in Indonesia's West Java Province. (NHK)
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JR Tokai derailed by Osaka company on trademark use of 'Linear' name

March 24, 2015 - 22:43
A real estate firm has left the station with the trademark "Linear" ahead of Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai), which may prevent it from using the name for items linked with its maglev Shinkansen line. (Asahi)
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Former senior Mizuho Bank employee arrested over fraud

March 24, 2015 - 22:10
Police arrested former senior Mizuho Bank employee Mikio Oikawa and two others on Tuesday on suspicion of defrauding a doctor out of 115 million yen in the name of the major Japanese bank. (Jiji Press)
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Hitachi named preferred supplier of AT300 trains for route in England

March 24, 2015 - 08:25
Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. has been named the preferred supplier of 29 trains for a key intercity route operated by First Great Western in the southwest of England, Hitachi Ltd. said March 23. (Asahi)
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Govt to facilitate residency visas for foreign entrepreneurs

March 23, 2015 - 23:03
The Justice Ministry will next month drastically relax the residency criteria for foreign nationals who establish and run companies in Japan. (The Japan News)
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Rakuten to buy OverDrive for $410 million in e-content expansion

March 20, 2015 - 09:33
Internet services company Rakuten Inc. said it will pay up to $410 million (49.5 billion yen) in cash to buy OverDrive Holdings Inc., the U.S. operator of leading eBook and audiobook content marketplace OverDrive. (Asahi)
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Japan's rock-star salaryman increasingly being rewarded with stock

March 20, 2015 - 09:29
More Japanese companies are using stock grants to motivate employees. The number of companies doing so between April 2014 and February topped 130, 340% more than three years earlier. (Nikkei)
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Uniqlo kick-starts global sales of Kabuki-themed products in Paris

March 20, 2015 - 09:15
Leading casual clothing chain Uniqlo is turning to Kabuki and the fashion sensibilities of the French to galvanize its push to become a globally recognized brand. (Asahi)
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Japanese whisky wins top prize for 2nd year

March 20, 2015 - 09:10
A Japanese whisky has won the world's top prize in a prestigious contest in Britain for the second straight year. (NHK)
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Japan may be set for world's biggest IPO

March 19, 2015 - 11:46
Last year, China's Alibaba Group unleashed a monster of an IPO, the world's biggest to date. But this year, Japan has a monster of its own that by all accounts could blow past the Alibaba listing to become the most massive offering of stock ever seen. (
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Sharp to cut 3,000 jobs in Japan

March 19, 2015 - 06:37
Executives at Japanese electronics manufacturer Sharp plan to cut about 10 percent of their domestic workforce in a bid to revive the business. (NHK)
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Tokyu Plaza Shibuya to close after 49 years

March 18, 2015 - 23:24
Tokyu Plaza Shibuya, a commercial building that opened in June 1965 near Shibuya Station in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, will end its 49-year-long history on Sunday, due to redevelopment of areas around the station. (The Japan News)
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Toyo Tire must correct substandard rubber

March 18, 2015 - 13:54
Japan's industry ministry has urged Toyo Tire and Rubber Company to look into its substandard rubber by the middle of next week. The product is a building material for quake-absorption. (NHK)
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Benesse finds new customer info data leak

March 18, 2015 - 09:07
Benesse Holdings Inc. has learned of a new customer data leak at an education service unit, after the company was the target of Japan's largest-ever data theft scandal last year. (Japan Times)
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Nintendo forms alliance with mobile game firm DeNA

March 17, 2015 - 23:22
After years of scoffing at the threat from smartphones, Nintendo Co is doing an about face and entering an alliance with Japanese mobile game company DeNA Co to develop games for mobile devices. (Japan Today)
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Japan FTC raids Coleman Japan over resale price maintenance

March 17, 2015 - 23:17
The Japan Fair Trade Commission raided the Japanese unit of U.S. outdoor gear maker Coleman Co. on Tuesday on suspicion of resale price maintenance, in violation of the antimonopoly law. (Jiji Press)
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Australian investors line up to bid for Japan's Kansai International Airport

March 17, 2015 - 03:43
Melbourne Airport's owners, IFM and AMP Capital, are among a long list of global infrastructure investors including Macquarie Capital bidding in Japan for the long-term lease on Osaka's main airport. (The Age)
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Toyo Tire sold substandard building material

March 16, 2015 - 22:50
Toyo Tire and Rubber Company has come under fire after disclosing that it supplied a rubber building material that failed to meet state standards for absorbing earthquake shock. Construction of some public facilities using the material has been put on hold. (NHK)
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