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McDonald's Japan stops using Chinese chicken

July 26, 2014 - 00:24
Fast food restaurant chain operator McDonald's Japan says it has stopped using chicken meat from all Chinese suppliers. (NHK)
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IPO numbers exceed pre-Lehman shock level

July 24, 2014 - 23:19
The number of companies that went public on Japanese stock exchanges in the January-July period of this year totaled 30, topping the 25 in the same period of 2008 shortly before the collapse of U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers. (The Japan News)
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China ships banned European eel to Japan

July 24, 2014 - 23:01
Japan has been importing from China large quantities of European eel, an endangered species whose export from Europe is forbidden, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. (The Japan News)
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Itochu tying up with top Thai conglomerate

July 24, 2014 - 22:52
Itochu has agreed to an unprecedented capital and business tie-up with Charoen Pokphand Group, one of Thailand's largest conglomerates, as the Japanese company seeks a stronger foothold in Asian markets. (Nikkei)
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Rat poison found in imported frozen fish

July 24, 2014 - 13:44
A seafood importer in western Japan is recalling frozen fish from Vietnam after finding that packages of the product contained rat poison. (NHK)
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Failed Mt. Gox mum on debt repayment amounts

July 23, 2014 - 14:59
The bankruptcy administrator for Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox Co. on Wednesday declined to say how much of its debts the firm expects to repay to creditors. (Jiji Press)
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Companies scramble to recover from tainted meat debacle

July 23, 2014 - 14:50
The spreading meat scandal in China prompted Japan Wednesday to tighten inspections of food imports as Chinese authorities detained five employees of a Shanghai supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken. (Japan Times)
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Japan's seasonal eel haul triples

July 23, 2014 - 07:00
Japanese people can look forward to some relief this year from the summer heat. The catch of young eels this season is triple the volume of last year. The Japanese traditionally eat grilled eel to give them an energy boost amid the heat and humidity of summer. (NHK)
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Benesse says noncustomer data included in leaked info

July 22, 2014 - 23:18
Information leaked from Benesse Corp. includes personal data on people who have never had a contract with the company, its parent company said Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
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Japan's top convenience stores dominate like never before

July 22, 2014 - 23:11
The five biggest convenience store operators in Japan claimed more than 90% of the market by sales for the first time in fiscal 2013. (Nikkei)
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Starbucks gives caffeine jolt to plans for new stores in Japan

July 22, 2014 - 23:08
Starbucks Coffee Japan plans to open new outlets at an accelerated pace while shifting its focus from urban centers to suburban areas. (Nikkei)
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Hitachi throws down gauntlet to top 3 train makers

July 22, 2014 - 23:04
Hitachi on Monday unveiled standard rail cars developed for overseas customers, an occasion that revealed the company's vaulting ambition for a market dominated by three giants. (NHK)
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China food scandal drags in other chains, spreads to McDonald's Japan

July 22, 2014 - 11:47
A toxic food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc. and others, as well as products of McDonald's Corp. as far away as Japan. (Japan Times)
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TSE to adopt Y0.10, Y0.50 price units

July 22, 2014 - 06:37
Starting on Tuesday, the Tokyo Stock Exchange will adopt monetary units lower than Y1 for prices of 100 major stocks to be traded by investors. (The Japan News)
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Info on 22.6 million Benesse customers copied by arrested man

July 22, 2014 - 03:23
Personal information on some 22.6 million Benesse Corp. customers was stored in a smartphone used by a systems engineer arrested last week for allegedly stealing such data from the education service provider, the company has said. (Jiji Press)
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New orders bring ray of hope to Mitsubishi Regional Jet

July 21, 2014 - 22:50
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has received a welcome boost with new orders for 50 of its Mitsubishi Regional Jet, a domestically produced small passenger plane, at the Farnborough International Airshow held in England through Sunday. (The Japan News)
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Abe says gov't will offer Y2 mil subsidy for fuel-cell cars

July 20, 2014 - 23:35
Japan will offer at least 2 million yen in subsidies for fuel-cell vehicles, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said according to media, as the government and Japanese carmakers including Toyota Motor Corp join forces to speed up the introduction the vehicles. (Japan Today)
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After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell

July 20, 2014 - 01:05
Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker. (AP)
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SoftBank hires Google's Arora

July 19, 2014 - 00:32
Japanese telecom company SoftBank says it has hired Google's sales chief as vice chairman. (NHK)
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GameOverZeus malware infect 1 million PCs

July 19, 2014 - 00:14
Japan's National Police Agency has learned that up to one million computers around the world have been infected by a notorious malware that steals banking information. (NHK)
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