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Toyota's controversial new class of stock approved

June 16, 2015 - 22:16
Toyota Motor Corp. shareholders approved a controversial new class of stock on Tuesday that will bring in more long-term investors, but which faced opposition from foreign funds as the shares are only readily available in Japan. (The Japan News)
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'One Piece' sets record as most printed manga

June 15, 2015 - 23:20
The Japanese manga comic series "One Piece" has set a world record as the most published comic. (NHK)
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Music streaming business targets CD-crazy Japanese

June 14, 2015 - 22:58
A new music streaming service in Japan is aiming to make a dent in the world's second-largest music market, but it could face a tough challenge from the undisputed king of the sector-the good old compact disc. (Japan Today)
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Premium watermelon auctioned for nearly $3,000

June 13, 2015 - 23:28
A premium watermelon from Hokkaido, northern Japan, has fetched a price of more than 2,800 dollars in this year's first auction for the fruit. (NHK)
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Probe unveils new Y3.6 bil. flaw in Toshiba accounting

June 13, 2015 - 23:23
Toshiba Corp. has announced that an additional 12 cases of accounting flaws valued at about ¥3.6 billion were found by its in-house investigation into the company's improper reporting of operating profits. (The Japan News)
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Japan's homebuilders eager to tear down old condos

June 12, 2015 - 23:08
Real estate companies in Japan are stepping up sales pitches for rebuilding aging condominiums, seeing a new business opportunity besides the traditional development of new properties. (Nikkei)
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IP phone users overcharged in hacking spree

June 12, 2015 - 22:23
A number of IP phone users have been overcharged by large amounts in at least 80 cases since March after their phones were hacked. In one case, a user was billed as much as ¥2.55 million for one month. (The Japan News)
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Govt. to tighten rules for Japanese sake labeling

June 11, 2015 - 23:42
Japan's National Tax Agency plans to introduce new criteria for defining "Japanese sake" to prevent producers of foreign-made sake from using the term on their labels. (NHK)
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Japan's budget king turns to robots to revive bubble-era theme park

June 10, 2015 - 23:55
Light shows and pirate rides helped Hideo Sawada pull a bankrupt theme park in Kyushu back to profitability. (Japan Times)
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Tokio Marine to acquire U.S. insurer for $7.5 billion

June 10, 2015 - 23:13
Tokio Marine Holdings Inc. said Wednesday it is buying HCC Insurance Holdings Inc. of the United States for around $7.5 billion, making it the largest overseas acquisition by a Japanese insurance company. (Kyodo)
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Cyber-attack on Tokyo Chamber of Commerce

June 10, 2015 - 09:52
The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry has fallen victim to a cyber-attack. Officials say hackers may have stolen more than 12,000 pieces of data, including names, addresses and phone numbers of member firms. (NHK)
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Streaming poised to shake up Japan's CD-focused music market

June 9, 2015 - 22:49
New streaming services are expected to alter the landscape of a Japanese music market still heavily reliant on compact discs. (Nikkei)
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Japan's first homemade jet takes 'maiden taxi run' down Nagoya runway

June 9, 2015 - 22:46
Japan's first domestically produced passenger jet successfully taxied on the runway for the first time at Nagoya Airport on June 8. (Asahi)
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