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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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Nissan brings new spacious cabs to Tokyo to serve foreign tourists

June 8, 2015 - 19:57
Nissan Motor Co.'s new wagon-type cabs made their debut in Tokyo on Monday with the aim of giving a more comfortable ride to luggage-toting foreigners and aging Japanese alike. (Japan Times)
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Chocolate inflation bittersweet for Japan

June 8, 2015 - 01:11
Times are hard for Japanese with a sweet tooth as the country bemoans the latest side effect of Abenomics: a surge in the price of chocolate. (
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JR Tokai lets U.S. governor take joy ride on maglev train

June 5, 2015 - 09:27
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan took a 505-kph train ride on June 4 as Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) continued its pitch to construct a magnetic-levitation line connecting Washington and Baltimore. (Asahi)
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Rakuten to raise 200 billion yen via public stock offering

June 3, 2015 - 23:46
Rakuten plans to procure about 200 billion yen ($1.6 billion) through a public offering of new shares, aiming to bolster its war chest for mergers and acquisitions and other strategic investment. (Nikkei)
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