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Yahoo Japan to target advanced players with new smartphone game venture

February 3, 2015 - 23:55
Yahoo Japan is breaking into smartphone game development and distribution with a venture aimed at creating highly polished titles for experienced gamers. (Nikkei)
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Pro-Korean organization HQ resold

February 3, 2015 - 23:29
A real estate company in western Japan that acquired the Tokyo headquarters of a pro-North Korea organization has resold the property to a real estate firm in northern Japan. (NHK)
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Sharp sees Y30 billion net loss

February 3, 2015 - 23:21
Sharp Corp. said Tuesday it now expects to suffer a group net loss of ¥30 billion in fiscal 2014, which ends in March, against its previous estimate of ¥30 billion in profit, due chiefly to weak sales of liquid crystal display panels and a weaker yen. (The Japan News)
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Novartis Japan unit faces business suspension order

February 3, 2015 - 04:45
The health ministry has decided to order a business suspension of around 15 days for a Japanese unit of Swiss pharmaceutical maker Novartis AG for not reporting serious side effects of its drugs, sources close to the matter said Monday. (Kyodo)
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Skymark shares dive 87.89% as Japan carrier heads for bankruptcy

February 2, 2015 - 22:34
Shares in Japan's third largest carrier Skymark Airlines lost nearly 90% of their value Monday after the Tokyo stock exchange scrapped trading limits on the bankrupt firm weeks before it is delisted. (Japan Today)
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Japanese companies fire up production at home

February 2, 2015 - 22:08
Although it is much weaker now, a strong yen is at the top of Japan Inc.'s list of six barriers to doing good business, followed by high corporate tax rates, delayed trade liberalization, energy-related restrictions, labor regulations and rules governing greenhouse gas emissions. (Nikkei)
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TEPCO to resume cleanup work at Fukushima Daiichi plant Tue.

February 2, 2015 - 21:50
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday it will resume part of its decommissioning work at the disaster-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant from Tuesday after a two-week hiatus in the wake of fatal accidents. (Kyodo)
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