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2 major convenience store operators may merge

March 6, 2015 - 03:40
Sources say executives at 2 major Japanese convenience store operators will soon enter into full-fledged talks on a possible management merger. (NHK)
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Japanese characters to be allowed as international trademarks

March 4, 2015 - 21:41
A global framework for trademark registration will be changed to permit the use of Chinese and Japanese characters, making it easier to protect Japan's brands as its culture takes off in Asia and beyond. (Nikkei)
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Uber told to stop ride-sharing business test in Japan

March 4, 2015 - 05:16
The Japanese government has told U.S. company Uber Technologies Inc. to suspend a pilot project for its ride-sharing transportation business in the Fukuoka area that enables ordinary drivers to use their own cars to carry people who need a ride, senior transport ministry officials said Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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Chinese New Year rings up record duty-free sales at department stores

March 3, 2015 - 09:05
Major department stores in Japan reported record duty-free sales in February as throngs of Chinese tourists took advantage of an increased number of tax-free items and the weaker yen during the Chinese New Year holiday. (Asahi)
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