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Prosecutors press Ghosn over 'fixed remuneration' document

December 18, 2018 - 21:55
A month since his arrest in Japan, former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn continues to deny allegations of understating his compensation as prosecutors grill him on evidence they say shows his pay was set and thus legally required to disclose. (Nikkei)
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Japan's PayPay to update app after wrongful charge complaints

December 17, 2018 - 22:05
PayPay, a mobile payments company backed by SoftBank Group Corp., Yahoo Japan Corp. and India’s largest digital-payments company Paytm, said it’s updating its app to strengthen security after multiple complaints from users of wrongful charges. (Bloomberg)
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Japan Post eyes up to 8% stake in U.S. insurer Aflac

December 14, 2018 - 22:03
Japan Post Holdings Co. plans to acquire a 7 to 8 percent stake in U.S. insurer Aflac Inc. for about ¥300 billion as part of its strategy to expand operations overseas, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Rakuten and Walmart open first Walmart e-commerce store in Japan

December 11, 2018 - 22:50
Rakuten Inc and Walmart Inc officially opened the first Walmart e-commerce store in Japan, the Walmart Rakuten Ichiba Store, on the Rakuten Ichiba internet shopping mall. (Japan Today)
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Japan to effectively block China telecom giants

December 10, 2018 - 22:17
Japan's government has decided to revise its procedures for purchasing telecommunications equipment, a move that would effectively exclude Chinese telecom giants. (NHK)
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Ghosn indicted, gets new arrest warrant

December 10, 2018 - 21:55
Tokyo prosecutors have indicted former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn for understating his past compensation by tens of millions of dollars. They have also served an additional arrest warrant on him over similar allegations relating to his pay in the last 3 years. (NHK)
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Aeon cuts prices for Aussie beef

December 6, 2018 - 22:05
Steak lovers across Japan have reason to celebrate. From Friday, they will pay less for a slab of Australian beef at hundreds of outlets run by a major retailer nationwide. (NHK)
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SoftBank's mobile outage hits swath of Japanese businesses

December 6, 2018 - 21:52
SoftBank's mobile service outage Thursday across much of Japan disrupted operations ranging from flights and trains to amusement parks and logistics companies, illustrating both corporate and consumer dependence on wireless communications networks. (Nikkei)
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Ghosn to be rearrested over further underreporting

December 4, 2018 - 20:55
Japanese prosecutors plan to rearrest former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn on suspicion that he underreported his compensation by another 4 billion yen ($35.4 million) over the past three fiscal years, sources familiar with the investigation told Nikkei. (Nikkei)
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Japan theme park Huis Ten Bosch to accept investment from China’s Fosun Group

December 3, 2018 - 21:29
Theme park operator Huis Ten Bosch Co. plans to accept an investment from Chinese conglomerate Fosun Group as part of efforts to attract more Chinese visitors. (Japan Times)
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Seven-Eleven Japan asks all Tokyo stores to get rid of ashtray receptacles

December 2, 2018 - 21:53
Leading convenience store chain Seven-Eleven Japan Co. has asked franchise outlets in Tokyo to remove ashtray receptacles from the store premises, it was learned Sunday. (Japan Times)
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SoftBank aims for Japan's largest-ever IPO, worth $23bn

November 30, 2018 - 19:55
SoftBank Group's mobile unit on Friday set an indicative price of 1,500 yen per share ahead of what would be Japan largest-ever initial public offering in December. (Nikkei)
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Kirin to drop biggest whisky brand

November 28, 2018 - 23:15
Officials at major beverage maker Kirin are dropping their biggest domestic whisky brand. They say it's too difficult to maintain supply amid a recent spike in sales. (NHK)
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Japan to overhaul auto taxes as industry transforms

November 27, 2018 - 23:30
Japan is revamping its automotive tax system to impose levies based on mileage, as revolution in green and sharing technologies squeeze revenue under the current framework. (Nikkei)
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LINE and Mizuho to set up online bank

November 27, 2018 - 23:22
Japanese messaging app provider LINE is teaming up with Mizuho Financial Group to launch a bank. It will not have any outlets and specialize only in providing services for smartphone users. (NHK)
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Mitsubishi Motors fires Ghosn; CEO to be interim chairman

November 26, 2018 - 23:50
The board of Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors, which is allied with Renault and Nissan, voted unanimously Monday to dismiss Carlos Ghosn as its chairman following his arrest last week. (Japan Today)
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Japan snow crab recognized by Guinness as getting most expensive bid

November 25, 2018 - 23:59
A snow crab caught in the western Japan prefecture of Tottori earlier this month has been recognized by Guinness World Records as receiving the most expensive-ever bid for a crab at auction, the prefectural government said. (Japan Today)
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Sources: Ghosn denies allegations against him

November 25, 2018 - 23:49
NHK has learned that former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn has denied underreporting his earnings in the company's securities reports. Sources say Ghosn told prosecutors in Tokyo that he had no intention of falsifying the financial statements. (NHK)
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Chaos from Ghosn's fall ripples beyond Renault-Nissan alliance

November 23, 2018 - 23:29
The removal of Carlos Ghosn as chairman of Nissan Motor reveals deep tensions inside the Japanese automaker's alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi Motors, as the partners struggle to chart a future without the charismatic leader who held them all together. (Nikkei)
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November 23, 2018 - 07:14
多くのオンラインストア・小売業が直面する課題が在庫です。在庫を抱えるということは、いろいろなコストがかかります。売れる商品でも流行の変化で在庫回転率が悪化するリスクもあります。そんな在庫リスク・コストを軽減するために、在庫を持たずにネットショップ開業・運営できる「ドロップシッピング」というネット販売ビジネスを利用する事業者が増えています。 (
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