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AirAsia Japan picks Centrair as main hub

August 17, 2014 - 02:50
The new Japanese unit of Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia plans to pick Central Japan International Airport (Centrair) in Aichi Prefecture as its main hub, AirAsia Japan President Yoshinori Odagiri said in a recent interview. (Japan Times)
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No butts with McDonald's new policy

August 16, 2014 - 09:43
McDonald's Co. (Japan), the largest fast food chain in the country, instituted a no-smoking policy at all of its 3,135 outlets across the country, the company announced Aug. 15. (Asahi)
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Major shabu-shabu chain passes off ordinary beef as high-end

August 16, 2014 - 01:14
Some outlets of a major shabu-shabu restaurant chain served ordinary Japanese beef disguised as brand beef from at least April 2012 through the end of this July, the chain's operating company has announced. (The Japan News)
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Why J-Power is rare winner in Japan's power industry

August 15, 2014 - 09:27
Japan's power companies are mostly struggling because of the prolonged outage of nuclear-power plants, but there's one power generator that is posting steady profits. (Wall Street Journal)
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Japan Inc. trying new ways to put women in executive suites

August 14, 2014 - 23:38
Trying to shed their notorious image of a staid, men-only club, Japanese companies are taking new approaches to retain and promote women, offering career development training and child care support to meet specific targets. (Nikkei)
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Sony PS4 sales surge past record 10 million mark

August 14, 2014 - 00:50
Sony said Wednesday that global sales of its newest PlayStation have surged past the 10 million mark in less than a year, a record for the Japanese electronics giant. (AFP)
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The future looks tasty for Domino's in Japan

August 12, 2014 - 08:06
After reporting blowout profits Domino's Pizza Enterprises told CNBC on Tuesday its venture into Japan was providing a large slice of its success. (
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Skymark Airlines under fire for selling items past their expiration dates to passengers

August 12, 2014 - 07:53
Skymark Airlines has been selling food item past their expiration dates by one month or more, Japanese media reported Monday. (Japan Today)
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McDonald's Japan bans smoking in its restaurants

August 12, 2014 - 02:21
The evolution of McDonald's MCD -0.02% Japan into a health-conscious restaurant doesn't stop with last month's introduction of tofu nuggets. Now the burger chain has prohibited smoking in all of its outlets in the country. (Wall Street Journal)
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Fresh arrest warrant served on ex-system engineer over Benesse info leak

August 12, 2014 - 02:08
Tokyo police served a fresh arrest warrant to a former system engineer on Monday for allegedly stealing customer information from major Japanese correspondence education service provider Benesse Corp. in violation of the unfair competition prevention law. (Jiji Press)
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McDonald's Japan to resume chicken item sales

August 10, 2014 - 03:19
McDonald's Co. (Japan) has said that all of its chicken products will be back on sale from Monday, two weeks after suspensions following a scandal over expired meat supplied by a Chinese company. (The Japan News)
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WTO confirms support for Japan, U.S., EU over Chinese rare earths

August 8, 2014 - 05:45
The World Trade Organization released a report on Thursday confirming its support for Japan, the United States and the European Union in their rare earth dispute with China. (Jiji Press)
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Ex-engineer indicted for stealing Benesse data

August 7, 2014 - 23:11
Tokyo prosecutors indicted a former systems engineer on Thursday for allegedly stealing customer information from major correspondence education service provider Benesse Corp. in violation of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law. (The Japan News)
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ANA debuts Boeing 787-9 in regular domestic service

August 7, 2014 - 22:53
All Nippon Airways launched the world's first regular flight service using a Boeing 787-9 passenger jet Thursday. (The Japan News)
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