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Japan may buy more domestic rice to protect prices

October 7, 2015 - 05:23
The Japanese government will buy more rice for its national reserve as part of efforts to prevent domestic rice prices from falling as more of the cheaper, foreign-grown crop enters the market when the Trans-Pacific Partnership takes effect. (Nikkei)
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House of Mouse stumbles while Harry Potter soars

October 1, 2015 - 23:47
While Tokyo Disney Resort succumbed to bad weather, reducing customer traffic during the six months ended September, Universal Studios Japan, home to Harry Potter attractions, and eight others pulled in more patrons during the same period, according to a survey of 12 theme parks. (Nikkei)
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'Yo-Kai Watch' anime to go on air in N. America

October 1, 2015 - 23:28
"Yo-kai Watch," a megahit comedy anime series in Japan, will go on air in North America later this month, the developer of the content said Thursday. (Jiji Press)
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No illegal software in Mazda vehicles, company says

September 30, 2015 - 23:43
Leading domestic diesel-engine carmaker Mazda Motor Corp. sought to reassure its customers Sept. 29 that it does not engage in emissions shenanigans like rival Volkswagen AG of Germany. (Asahi)
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Japan's first passenger jet test flight set for week of October 26

September 30, 2015 - 23:36
Japan's first homegrown passenger jet will make its debut flight in the week of Oct. 26 to 30, placing it on course for delivery to its first customer after repeated delays. (Japan Times)
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