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Japan's beef bowl - a symbol of deflation - to get first price hike in 24 years

December 9, 2014 - 13:02
Fast-food company Yoshinoya Holdings Co. said Tuesday it will raise the price of its signature beef bowl dish - long a symbol of the deflationary economy - for the first time in 24 years due to higher import costs. (Japan Times)
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Honda to recall 5.4 mil. in US

December 8, 2014 - 22:06
Honda Motor says it will recall about 5.4 million vehicles in the United States due to potentially defective airbags. (NHK)
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Japan is finally making a new Godzilla movie

December 8, 2014 - 05:21
Weren't a fan of Hollywood's recent effort? Want to see Japanese filmmakers bring the country's most famous kaiju back to the silver screen? Well, you're in luck. Toho Studios is releasing a new Godzilla film in 2016. (Kotaku)
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N. Korea denies Sony hack, calls it 'righteous deed'

December 7, 2014 - 08:01
North Korea released a statement Dec. 7 that clearly relished a cyber attack on Sony Pictures, which is producing an upcoming film that depicts an assassination plot against Pyongyang's supreme leader. (Asahi)
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Weak yen, bad weather pushes juice price up

December 7, 2014 - 02:28
Imported fruit juice ingredients are getting more expensive, with the spot price for orange, pineapple and apple juice up by between 10% and 40%. (Nikkei)
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Sankei newspaper apologizes over ad for anti-Semitic books

December 7, 2014 - 00:45
A conservative Japanese daily on Saturday apologized for carrying an advertisement for books by an author who claims Jewish people were behind the country's 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster. (Japan Today)
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Airlift to ease Japan french fry shortage

December 6, 2014 - 04:16
Restaurants in Japan are rushing to secure supplies of french fries after shipment delays from the U.S., with one chain readying to airlift 200 tons of chips. (Japan Today)
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IKEA to stop selling 'Sea of Japan' map next year after drawing fire in South Korea

December 6, 2014 - 04:07
Swedish furniture giant IKEA has reportedly said next year it will stop selling a controversial decorative map in which the body of water between the Korean Peninsula and Japan is labeled only as the Sea of Japan. (Japan Times)
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Asahi shareholders OK resignation of president

December 6, 2014 - 03:30
Shareholders of The Asahi Shimbun, which came under fire for its reporting on the Yoshida file and so-called comfort women, approved the resignation of Tadakazu Kimura as president of the newspaper during an extraordinary shareholders meeting on Friday. (The Japan News)
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