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Sky high: Why foreign carriers pay more to land in Japan

December 18, 2015 - 07:58
On one global ranking chart, Haneda, Narita and Kansai airports occupy the top three spots. Unfortunately for three of Japan's international airports, this is not for passenger satisfaction or facilities, but for the highest landing and parking fees which airlines pay for their planes. (Japan Today)
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Tunnel project to begin for Japan's maglev line

December 18, 2015 - 07:46
Construction workers will launch a project on Friday to bore a tunnel through a mountain range in central Japan. (NHK)
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Bic Camera to launch tax-free shops at airports

December 17, 2015 - 21:51
Home electronics chain Bic Camera Inc. said Thursday it will set up a joint venture with Japan Airport Terminal Co. to enhance the sale of tax-free products to foreign travelers. (Japan Times)
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Japan's Rakuten to open online flagship store in China

December 17, 2015 - 21:22
Rakuten, Japan's e-commerce market leader, and JD.com, China's leading direct online sales company, on Wednesday announced the signing of an agreement to establish a Rakuten online flagship store on JD Worldwide, JD.com's cross-border platform. (xinhuanet.com)
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Train development delay expected to push back Nagasaki route opening

December 17, 2015 - 21:18
The Kyushu Shinkansen Nagasaki route is unlikely to be opened as scheduled in fiscal 2022 because development of so-called free gauge trains to be used on the route has been delayed. (the-japan-news.com)
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Japan panel eyes registration system for virtual currency exchanges

December 16, 2015 - 22:25
A working group under the Financial System Council has compiled a draft proposal on regulations for virtual currencies that are traded on the Internet, informed sources said Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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Former AIJ heads into bankruptcy over retirement assets

December 16, 2015 - 22:13
Bankruptcy proceedings are set to begin for the former AIJ Investment Advisors, the Tokyo firm that became infamous nearly four years ago for losing tens of billions of yen in individuals' retirement savings. (Nikkei)
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Airbnb: Will Japan kill the golden goose?

December 16, 2015 - 22:09
Individuals opening their private homes for travelers is nothing new to Japan. During the Edo Period (1615-1868), travelers such as the famed Matsuo Basho, on his journey to the far north, made use of the minpaku system. (Japan Times)
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