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Japan's brokerages seize opportunity as death tax set to rise

August 28, 2014 - 23:30
As Japanese families gathered earlier this month for the traditional "Obon" festival honoring ancestors, some elderly parents broached an awkward but increasingly critical topic: planning for inheritance. (Reuters)
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Datsun mi-DO hatchback unveiled in Moscow

August 28, 2014 - 23:16
Nissan Motor Co. premiered its new Datsun mi-DO hatchback at the Moscow International Automobile Salon, which opened to the media on Wednesday. (The Japan News)
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Airport-style duty-free store to open in Tokyo's Ginza

August 28, 2014 - 08:28
Foreign tourists as well as Japanese travelers headed for international destinations will be able to start their duty-free shopping in central Tokyo from next year. (Asahi)
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Book publishers shout foul over Amazon Japan's new ratings

August 28, 2014 - 08:18
Online retail giant Amazon Japan introduced a new system this summer to rank book publishers, a decision that has not gone down well with its business partners. (Asahi)
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For McDonald's Japan's CEO Sarah Casanova, problems bigger than tainted chinese chicken

August 27, 2014 - 23:27
Is it fate that hands to newly elevated women CEOs problem-plagued and accident prone companies? The women who now lead GM, Yahoo, Ebay, and IBM might have asked themselves this question. (Forbes)
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JAL to fly Mitsubishi Regional Jet at home

August 27, 2014 - 23:14
Japan Airlines will order the regional jet Mitsubishi Aircraft is readying for commercialization in 2017, with plans to cut fuel costs by replacing its old domestic fleet with the energy efficient aircraft. (Nikkei)
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Line hoping to parlay user network into big e-commerce payout

August 27, 2014 - 23:11
Line, provider of a popular free chat app, is throwing its hat in the red-hot online shopping market, betting that its vast domestic user base will make it a formidable presence in a field dominated by three industry titans: Rakuten, Amazon Japan and Yahoo. (Nikkei)
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