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Recruit makes strong debut on TSE

October 16, 2014 - 22:18
Major information service firm and staffing agency Recruit Holdings Co. made a strong debut on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday in the biggest initial public offering in Japan this year. (The Japan News)
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Toyota to recall 1.67 million vehicles globally

October 15, 2014 - 22:25
Toyota said Wednesday it would recall 1.67 million vehicles globally over brake problems and other glitches that pose a fire risk, the latest in a string of problems for the world's biggest automaker. (Japan Today)
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Japan to get pair of electric Volkswagens

October 15, 2014 - 12:32
Japan's electric vehicle market is off to a slow start, but German automaker Volkswagen is about to give it a go anyway. (Nikkei)
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Japan's weapons-makers now open for business

October 14, 2014 - 22:49
Often dubbed a hawkish nationalist, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has lived up to his billing. Since he returned to power in late 2012, Japan has seen two consecutive rises in defense spending, as well as a record third request for Y5.5 trillion, currently under deliberation. (Japan Today)
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Uniqlo to cut delivery times with logistics hub

October 14, 2014 - 22:42
The casual clothing chain Uniqlo will establish a Tokyo logistics hub that will enable it to deliver products to some areas on the same day they are ordered online. (NHK)
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Benesse leak accused admits copying customer data, but says he did not know it was wrong

October 14, 2014 - 07:02
A systems engineer on Tuesday admitted copying information about millions of customers from the computer servers of education service provider Benesse Corp., but he told a court he did not know the data was confidential. (Japan Times)
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Mazda Demio wins Japan car of the year award

October 13, 2014 - 22:27
Mazda Motor Corp.'s Demio compact car has won the car of the year Japan award for 2014 to 2015, the CTYJ executive committee, comprising representatives from automotive and other magazines, announced Monday. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo court rules that hotels must pay NHK fees according to the number of rooms with TVs

October 13, 2014 - 22:16
a recent court decision seems to be taking the issue of NHK licensing fees in a whole new direction. On October 9, Tokyo District Court ruled in a first-of-its-kind lawsuit that the management company behind three Tokyo hotels must first enter into a contract with the public broadcaster. (rocketnews24.com)
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Narita Airport to discount fees for low-cost carriers

October 10, 2014 - 23:51
Narita Airport plans to charge lower usage fees for flights out of a new budget carrier terminal slated for completion next year, aiming to attract more flights amid intensifying competition from rival Haneda Airport. (Nikkei)
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Rise in bluefin tuna quota expected

October 9, 2014 - 22:17
Fishing quotas for bluefin tuna allocated to Japan and other nations in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea will likely be expanded by a total of about 10,000 tons annually next year and beyond, based on a consensus reached at an intergovernmental tuna conservation panel. (The Japan News)
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Fast Retailing eyes 100 billion yen net profit this fiscal year

October 9, 2014 - 22:16
The company behind the Uniqlo clothing chain projected Thursday that net profit will climb 34% to 100 billion yen ($915 million) this fiscal year on aggressive expansion abroad and strong sales at home. (Nikkei)
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Chat app Line aims to transform into 'lifeline'

October 9, 2014 - 22:07
The Japanese provider of the Line messaging application on Thursday announced new services integral to daily life, including finance and music, with the aim of turning the app into an essential part of users' lives. (Nikkei)
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Japan Tobacco International stubs out UK's last cigarette factory

October 8, 2014 - 22:56
Almost 160 years of cigarette manufacturing in Northern Ireland is going up in smoke after JTI, the maker of Silk Cut and Benson & Hedges, announced plans to close the UK's last remaining tobacco factory, putting 900 jobs at risk. (telegraph.co.uk)
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Uniqlo taps advertising legend to propel global ascent

October 8, 2014 - 22:35
Fast Retailing has hired John C Jay, the man who helped shape the brand images of Nike, Microsoft and Coca-Cola, to lead its own global advertising campaigns and elevate the flagship Uniqlo casual clothing chain to a global presence. (Nikkei)
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Bad Chinese chicken makes McDonald's Japan see red

October 7, 2014 - 22:21
For the first time in 11 years, McDonald's Japan is in the red. The company today predicted a net loss of 17 billion yen ($157 million) for the current fiscal year, owing to a sharp decline in sales following this summer's expired-meat scandal. (Quartz)
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Blue LED sparked rapid growth in new market

October 7, 2014 - 22:12
The invention of the blue light-emitting diode helped unlock new markets in the lighting and digital electronics industries, such as energy-efficient lamps and backlights for flat-screen TVs. (Nikkei)
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Lawson to raise age limit for store managers

October 7, 2014 - 21:57
Japanese convenience store chain Lawson says it will raise its age limit for hiring operations managers from 55 to 65. (NHK)
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Aeon to foray into rice farming under government program

October 6, 2014 - 22:44
Japanese retail giant Aeon plans to produce some 60 tons of rice in Saitama Prefecture next year, using paddy fields made available under a government-sponsored farmland-leasing program. (Nikkei)
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Imperial Hotel pays penalty for hiding Y134 million income

October 6, 2014 - 22:39
The tax authorities have imposed an additional Y50 million in corporate tax, including penalty tax, on the Imperial Hotel after determining that the hotel, one of the most prestigious in the nation, hid about Y134 million in income in its 2012 business year, which ended on March 31, 2013, according to sources. (The Japan News)
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'Health mark' adopted for convenience store foods

October 6, 2014 - 22:33
An expert panel of Japan's health ministry adopted Monday a "healthy food" certification mark for cooked meals provided by convenience stores, supermarkets and food delivery services firms. (Jiji Press)
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