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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. (
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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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Sony to sell ex-headquarters building

March 7, 2014 - 23:35
Struggling electronics company Sony will sell its former headquarters building in Tokyo. The move is the latest in a series of steps by the company to restore financial health. (NHK)
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Toyota Aqua returns to No. 1

March 7, 2014 - 23:20
Toyota Motor Corp.'s Aqua subcompact hybrid was the top-selling vehicle in February, returning to the No. 1 slot for the first time in five months, according to industry data. (The Japan News)
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Japan to lower prices for solar power purchase

March 7, 2014 - 23:00
A government panel approved Friday a proposal on new rates in the government's feed-in tariff program that requires power suppliers to purchase electricity from renewable energy sources at fixed prices. (Jiji Press)
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Hounded man denies he founded bitcoin digital currency

March 7, 2014 - 05:49
The man Newsweek claims is the founder of the bitcoin denies he had anything to do with the digital currency. (Japan Times)
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Woman promoted to head bank for 1st time

March 6, 2014 - 22:03
Chie Shinpo, senior managing director of brokerage giant Nomura Holdings Inc., is set to become the first woman to head a Japanese bank. (The Japan News)
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Japan lays down the Bitcoin law: Treat it like gold

March 5, 2014 - 22:08
Following the collapse of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, Japanese regulators are laying down the law -- and considering treating the digital currency in the same manner as gold. (ZDNet)
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Fast Retailing listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange

March 5, 2014 - 10:40
The operator of Japanese casual clothing chain UNIQLO has listed its shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to boost its profile in Asia. (NHK)
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Japan to regulate and tax Bitcoin trades

March 4, 2014 - 22:46
The Japanese government will set rules for trading bitcoin, including imposing taxes on transactions with the virtual currency, that will become the basis for guidelines applicable to similar currencies in future, the Nikkei reported. (Reuters)
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Panasonic plans pay hike; 1st in 6 years

March 4, 2014 - 22:43
Panasonic Corp. plans to carry out a base pay hike for the first time in six years as the electronics maker is seen returning to the black in fiscal 2013, informed sources said Tuesday. (The Japan News)
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