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Kanebo to make lump-sum payments for white blotch sufferers

June 20, 2014 - 13:08
Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. has decided to make lump-sum payments as compensation to customers who have suffered unwanted white blotches caused by its skin-whitening products, it was learned Friday. (Jiji Press)
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Top court suspends permit for Chongryon property sale to developer

June 20, 2014 - 13:03
The Supreme Court has decided to suspend a permit for the sale of the Tokyo headquarters building and land of the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, sources close to the matter said Friday. (Kyodo)
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Universal's new Harry Potter park: 1 ride, 7 shops

June 20, 2014 - 01:33
Harry Potter fans helped increase attendance by 50 percent at Universal Orlando Resort in the past few years, and interest in a second Harry Potter park opening there July 8 could keep numbers going up. But even if the new park doesn't lead to the surge in visitors that accompanied the original Harry Potter park, Universal's cash registers will surely be ringing. (Japan Today)
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Line urges password changes as police probe hacking

June 20, 2014 - 01:29
Smartphone messenger application Line, which has hundreds of millions of users across Asia, on Thursday urged people to change their passwords as Japanese police investigated the hacking of hundreds of accounts. (Japan Today)
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LDP scraps plan to regulate Bitcoin

June 19, 2014 - 12:37
A special committee set up by Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party decided Thursday to scrap a plan to regulate the bitcoin virtual currency. (Jiji Press)
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Sony shareholders criticize executives

June 19, 2014 - 12:35
Sony shareholders have criticized the company's executives after it announced losses for the second year in a row. The management promised to change Sony's money-losing structure. (NHK)
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SoftBank unveils Android-like OS for robots

June 18, 2014 - 23:04
Billionaire Masayoshi Son wants to create Android for robots. A unit of Son's SoftBank Corp. has unveiled an operating system that purports to offer a way to control robots just as Google Inc.'s software runs smartphones and tablets. (Japan Times)
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Heads of failed game developer indicted over accounting fraud

June 17, 2014 - 23:19
Tokyo prosecutors indicted the chairman and the president of failed Japanese game software developer Index Corp. on Tuesday for alleged accounting manipulation. (Jiji Press)
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Japanese firms pulling employees from Iraq

June 17, 2014 - 22:57
Japanese businesses are pulling their employees from Iraq as the country's security situation deteriorates. (NHK)
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Seven i Holdings to open 7-Eleven store in Dubai

June 17, 2014 - 08:58
Major retailing group Seven & i Holdings Co. announced June 17 that it will open a 7-Eleven convenience store in Dubai in the summer of 2015, the first 7-Eleven outlet in the Middle East. (Asahi)
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Hitachi employees accused of illegally getting Diet library info

June 16, 2014 - 22:46
Japan's National Diet Library filed a criminal complaint with police against two employees of Hitachi Ltd. <6501> on Monday, accusing them of illegally obtaining internal information and obstructing bidding. (Jiji Press)
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Bridgestone becomes Olympic partner

June 14, 2014 - 23:37
Bridgestone Corp. has signed an agreement with the International Olympic Committee to become an official worldwide Olympic partner. (The Japan News)
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Skymark Airlines inaugurates Airbus A330-300 jetliner, first to fly in Japan

June 14, 2014 - 14:07
Low-cost carrier Skymark Airlines inaugurated two new midsize Airbus A330-300 passenger jets, making it the first Japanese airliner to fly the model variant. (Asahi)
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Fast Retailing to team up with Red Sox

June 14, 2014 - 00:30
Fast Retailing Co., the operator of the Uniqlo casual clothing chain, said it has agreed with the Boston Red Sox to support charity activities by the Major League Baseball club. (The Japan News)
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Coming 'Harry Potter' already magic for Universal Studios Japan

June 14, 2014 - 00:27
The new attraction based on the "Harry Potter" movies won't open at Universal Studios Japan until July 15, but it's already working its magic for the Osaka theme park, its partner hotels and travel agencies. (Nikkei)
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Red tape slows Jetstar Japan

June 13, 2014 - 08:08
Japan Airlines chairman Masaru Onishi has declared his confidence in Jetstar Japan, saying the low-cost airline model "is destined for success in Japan". (The Australian)
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Boeing says Japan firms to build part of 777X

June 12, 2014 - 23:02
US aerospace company Boeing says 5 Japanese firms will build 21 percent of its new passenger plane, the 777X. (NHK)
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Tokyo toy show opens

June 12, 2014 - 10:44
Toy makers from Japan and abroad are showcasing digital and other high-tech products in Tokyo. (NHK)
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Japan allows online drug sales

June 12, 2014 - 02:22
Pharmacies and drugstores across Japan can now sell most over-the-counter drugs via the Internet under a revised pharmaceutical law. (NHK)
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UNIQLO to open new global flagship store in Osaka

June 11, 2014 - 22:51
UNIQLO on Wednesday announced that it will open its latest global flagship store, UNIQLO OSAKA, in the commercial center of Umeda in the fall. This will be the second global flagship store in Osaka, along with the Shinsaibashi store. (Japan Today)
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