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For women, Sony is the best Japanese company to work for

November 26, 2014 - 22:46
Sony offers women more opportunities and a better working environment than other Japanese corporations, according to a Nikkei Inc. ranking of the nation's publicly traded companies for fiscal 2014. (Nikkei)
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Toyota to offer automatic brakes to avoid crashes

November 26, 2014 - 22:19
Executives at Toyota Motor say they will upgrade safety features in almost all of their cars by 2017. (NHK)
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Kansai Electric to seek operation of 2 old reactors beyond 40 yrs

November 26, 2014 - 22:08
Kansai Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it will seek to operate its two reactors at the Takahama nuclear plant beyond the operational limit of 40 years, despite public concerns over the safety of aging nuclear facilities in Japan. (Kyodo)
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Sony says reforms needed before smartphones make money

November 26, 2014 - 11:18
Struggling Sony warned on Tuesday it needs to carry out years of reform before it can turn around its battered smartphone arm. (Japan Today)
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TSE trade hour extension plan scrapped

November 25, 2014 - 22:17
Japan Exchange Group Inc. <8697>, or JPX, said Tuesday that it has decided to scrap a plan to extend cash stock trading hours on the Tokyo Stock Exchange due to a backlash from brokerage firms. (Jiji Press)
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Japan to require listed firms to have multiple outside directors

November 25, 2014 - 22:13
A new corporate governance code will require listed companies in Japan to have more than one outside director, according to a draft of the code released Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
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Japan transport min sets up task force to deal with air bag recalls

November 25, 2014 - 21:36
Japan's transport ministry last week set up a special task force to deal with air bag-related recalls and has urged automakers to speed up replacements of potentially defective Takata-made air bag inflators, Transport Minister Akihiro Ohta said on Tuesday. (Reuters)
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Honda audit finds 1,729 serious accidents not reported to U.S. agency

November 25, 2014 - 07:19
Honda Motor Co. told U.S. safety regulators Monday a recently completed third-party audit shows the automaker did not report 1,729 accident claims involving an injury or death since 2003, including eight cases tied to defective air bag inflators from Japanese supplier Takata Corp. (Kyodo)
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As gold prices surge, more sellers fail to report sales

November 24, 2014 - 22:52
There has been a sharp increase in the number of people failing to report taxable earnings from the sales of gold, silver and other precious metals. (The Japan News)
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Takata denies air bag defect cover-up

November 22, 2014 - 00:09
-Japan's Takata Corp., at a U.S. Senate hearing Thursday, denied the allegation that the company had tried to conceal a fatal defect in its air bag system, while stressing its efforts to ensure the safety of air bags. (Jiji Press)
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Pro-N.Korea group's HQ estate goes to Japan firm

November 22, 2014 - 00:03
A Japanese real estate company has taken official ownership of the land and building used as a pro-North Korea group's headquarters in Tokyo. (NHK)
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Seven-Eleven Japan to sell doughnuts at counters

November 20, 2014 - 22:22
Convenience store operator Seven-Eleven Japan Co. will start selling doughnuts at store counters next year, informed sources said Thursday. (The Japan News)
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Airbus's A350 flies to Tokyo for demonstration

November 19, 2014 - 22:52
Airbus's newest jetliner has arrived at Tokyo's Haneda Airport and will run demonstration flights. (NHK)
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Sony takes hard look at streaming after Taylor Swift snub

November 18, 2014 - 22:57
A Sony executive said Tuesday the firm was taking a hard look at music streaming services after pop star Taylor Swift yanked her songs from industry giant Spotify. (AFP)
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Tokyo to set up 80 hydrogen stations by 2025

November 18, 2014 - 22:38
The Tokyo metropolitan government Tuesday announced a plan to increase the number of hydrogen stations for fuel cell vehicles in Tokyo to 35 by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and to 80 by 2025. (Kyodo)
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Little Tokyo popping up in Jakarta suburb

November 18, 2014 - 22:35
An Indonesian conglomerate owned by ethnic Chinese plans to develop a "Little Tokyo" on the outskirts of this capital city to cater to the growing number of Japanese sent here by their employers back home. (Nikkei)
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Tokuda 'took kickbacks, dodged tax on Y100 million'

November 18, 2014 - 21:50
Torao Tokuda, former head of the Tokushukai hospital group, has been accused by the Kumamoto Regional Taxation Bureau of keeping a secret fund of about Y100 million, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned from sources. (The Japan News)
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Toyota to launch world's 1st consumer fuel-cell vehicle Dec. 15

November 18, 2014 - 06:31
Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it will start selling its Mirai hydrogen-powered vehicle in Japan on Dec. 15, becoming the world's first automaker to launch a fuel-cell vehicle for general consumers. (Kyodo)
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Sushi eaters pushing Pacific bluefin tuna to brink of extinction

November 17, 2014 - 21:45
The never-ending demand for Pacific bluefin tuna among sushi lovers is driving the iconic fish towards extinction, a conservation group said. (
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SIM-free iPhone 6 prices up

November 16, 2014 - 22:33
Apple Inc. of the United States on Friday raised the prices by Y8,640 to Y12,960 in Japan for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models without subscriber identity module locks. (The Japan News)
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