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AirAsia to reenter Japanese low-cost flight market

July 1, 2014 - 17:14
Malaysia-based low-cost carrier AirAsia plans to team up with Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten and other firms to reenter the Japanese market. (NHK)
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Aeon opens Cambodia's largest mall

June 30, 2014 - 22:40
Consumers in Cambodia are crowding a newly-opened shopping center as the country's economy gains steam. It's one of the largest malls in the nation and was built by major Japanese retailer Aeon. (NHK)
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Communications ministry calls for end of SIM lock

June 30, 2014 - 22:36
Japan's communications ministry has proposed that mobile phone carriers remove SIM locks from their handsets. This will give subscribers freedom to choose their mobile operator network. (NHK)
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Japan told to do more to combat money laundering and terrorist financing

June 29, 2014 - 23:48
Japan has failed to address deficiencies in its measures to halt money laundering and terrorist financing, and should step up its efforts to do so, an international watchdog said. (
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HondaJet makes 1st flight

June 29, 2014 - 23:19
HondaJet, the first small passenger aircraft developed by a Honda Motor Co. subsidiary, has made its maiden flight in the United States, according to the company. (The Japan News)
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Why 'Frozen' is the most popular movie to hit Japan in a decade

June 29, 2014 - 00:22
Frozen, the Disney cartoon-musical that swept the US in late 2013 and early 2014 only arrived in Japan in mid-March. And since then, it's completely taken over the country. (Quartz)
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New expressway section to ease traffic through central Tokyo

June 29, 2014 - 00:11
A new section of the Metropolitan Intercity Expressway opened Saturday, linking three major highways in the Kanto region. The smoother flow of traffic is expected to ease congestion in central Tokyo and bring more tourists to areas along the new route. (The Japan News)
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Japan to oblige mobile carriers to remove SIM locks from handsets

June 29, 2014 - 00:08
The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry plans to basically oblige mobile phone carriers to "unlock" their handsets so they can handle other companies' services, informed sources said Friday. (Japan Times)
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Japanese fun house imitated in China

June 28, 2014 - 23:55
The operator of a Japanese amusement park is considering legal action against a company in China that has opened a facility similar to its own. (NHK)
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