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Fast Retailing halts talks to buy J. Crew

March 19, 2014 - 21:19
Fast Retailing Co., the operator of Uniqlo casual clothing stores, has abandoned talks to buy U.S. rival J. Crew Group Inc., The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. (The Japan News)
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Eel prices expected to drop this summer

March 18, 2014 - 22:00
Eel prices are expected to drop this summer due to a good haul of baby eels, a reversal from the prolonged slump in catches. (The Japan News)
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7.7 percent of Japanese use online newspapers: survey

March 18, 2014 - 21:56
Some 7.7 pct of Japanese read online versions of newspapers in 2013, far below the number of people who read their news in print, a survey conducted by the Japan Newspaper Publishers & Editors Association revealed Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
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Japan drags down global music market

March 18, 2014 - 21:42
A sharp decline in music consumption in Japan caused overall global growth to slow down in 2013, according to figures from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). (BBC)
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Honda recalls Odyssey minivans in North America

March 17, 2014 - 07:51
Honda Motor is recalling more than 880,000 Odyssey minivans sold in North America. The problem is a part that could break and cause a fuel leak, which could be a fire hazard. (NHK)
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Poor catches off Africa pushing up octopus prices in Japan

March 15, 2014 - 23:34
Common octopus prices are rising ahead of the spring high-demand season in Japan, due chiefly to sharp drops in catches in the world's well-known fishing grounds off Morocco and Mauritania since last summer. (Jiji Press)
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Toshiba leaker boasted of big money

March 14, 2014 - 23:52
The 52-year-old engineer arrested on suspicion of divulging Toshiba Corp. research data on flash memory to a major South Korean competitor may have been rewarded with a large sum of money from the firm in return, according to the Metropolitan Police Agency. (The Japan News)
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Japan to revise copyright law to cover e-books

March 14, 2014 - 23:40
The Japanese government plans to revise the country's copyright law to prevent the illegal distribution of e-books. (NHK)
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Hospital: Novartis worker involved in research

March 14, 2014 - 23:36
The hospital that led clinical research for a new leukemia drug made by Novartis Pharma says the drug maker's employees were involved in the research from the outset and were in charge of data analysis. (NHK)
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New employees practice sign language

March 13, 2014 - 22:11
New employees of major retailer Seven & i Holdings Co. practice sign language at a company entrance ceremony held at a Tokyo hotel Thursday. (The Japan News)
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Man arrested for providing S. Korean firm with Toshiba data

March 13, 2014 - 10:11
Tokyo police on Thursday arrested a man suspected of illegally providing a South Korean company with research data from Toshiba Corp. on flash memories. (Kyodo)
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NHK receives more than 20,000 complaints about Momii

March 13, 2014 - 10:10
Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK)received some 20,600 complaints from viewers about its president, Katsuto Momii, between Jan. 25, when he assumed the post, and Wednesday, Momii said Thursday. (Jiji Press)
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Japan's schizophrenia market to double by 2022, says report

March 12, 2014 - 22:39
Japan's schizophrenia treatment market value will see revenues doubling from $0.7 billion in 2012 to $1.4 billion by 2022 (a Compound Annual Growth Rate [CAGR] of 7.74%), says a new report from GlobalData. (pharmexec.com)
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Court may allow Takamatsu firm to buy Chongryon property in Tokyo

March 12, 2014 - 22:15
Tokyo District Court is considering allowing a real estate firm in western Japan to buy the premises of the Tokyo headquarters of the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, or Chongryon, informed sources said Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
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ANA suspects fraud in mile conversions

March 11, 2014 - 22:02
All Nippon Airways said it suspects the unauthorized conversion of frequent flier mileage into points for Apple Inc.'s iTunes store. (The Japan News)
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TEPCO reforms still have long way to go

March 11, 2014 - 21:58
The reconstruction of Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s business remains a distant goal despite its efforts to reform its management in the wake of the nuclear crisis at Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (The Japan News)
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SoftBank plans to revise wireless broadband pitch on merger resistance

March 10, 2014 - 21:59
SoftBank Corp. President Masayoshi Son is reframing his argument for consolidation in the U.S. mobile-phone market, heading to Washington this week to advocate for wireless broadband as an alternative to cable. (The Japan News)
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Bitcoin controversy marks Newsweek's comeback in print

March 9, 2014 - 21:41
A mystery man. A splashy reveal. A media frenzy. Newsweek staked its return from the dead on a story it knew would get attention. A cover story claiming it had uncovered "the face behind bitcoin," the world's most popular digital currency. (AP)
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10 electronics makers to OK Y2,000 pay hike

March 9, 2014 - 21:38
Ten major electronics makers are expected to agree to a uniform basic pay increase of ¥2,000 in this year's shunto spring wage negotiations, according to sources. (The Japan News)
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Mt Gox faced 150,000 attacks per second: report

March 9, 2014 - 11:30
Bitcoin exchange MtGox faced massive hacker offensives last month, coming under some 150,000 DDoS attacks per second for several days ahead of its spectacular failure, a report said Sunday. (AFP)
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