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Toyota's Aqua hybrid remains top seller for 3rd straight year

April 6, 2015 - 22:34
Toyota Motor Corp.'s Aqua subcompact hybrid was the best-selling car in Japan in fiscal 2014, keeping the top slot for the third straight year, industry data showed Monday. (The Japan News)
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Sharp sounds out gov't-backed fund about investing in new spinoff

April 5, 2015 - 22:49
Sharp Corp. plans to spin off its core small and medium-sized liquid crystal display panel business by having a government-backed fund invest around 100 billion yen in the new subsidiary by the end of next March, sources close to the matter said Sunday. (Kyodo)
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Combining convenience with care

April 3, 2015 - 12:10
A major convenience store chain in Japan has opened a new type of outlet that combines daily convenience with elderly care services. (NHK)
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Uber clashes with regulators, shuts down free ride experiment

April 3, 2015 - 12:02
Uber Technologies' attempt to launch a ride-sharing service in Japan has run up against a regulatory wall here, as it has in many other countries. (Nikkei)
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Sukiya operator to up 'gyudon' prices

April 2, 2015 - 23:25
Zensho Holdings Co. said Thursday it will raise prices for "gyudon" beef-on-rice bowls served at its Sukiya restaurants, effective April 15. (The Japan News)
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Media, automakers offer gags galore as April Fools' Day catches on in Japan

April 2, 2015 - 08:53
Companies humored their customers on April Fools' Day, offering eye-catching products and services that in some cases appeared to meet a credulous audience. (Japan Times)
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Line reapplies to list on Tokyo bourse

April 2, 2015 - 04:41
Messaging app developer Line filed for a second time to go public in Tokyo, with an eye toward an initial public offering as early as this year. (Nikkei)
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Firms greet new recruits with great expectations

April 2, 2015 - 00:07
Many companies held entrance ceremonies for new employees nationwide on Wednesday. (The Japan News)
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