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SoftBank locks on Indian Net sector with Snapdeal investment

October 28, 2014 - 23:45
SoftBank announced Tuesday that it will invest $627 million in leading Indian e-retailer Snapdeal, just the tip of the iceberg on a plan to pour about $10 billion into the country's burgeoning Internet sector over the next decade. (Nikkei)
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Colowide to buy ailing Kappa Sushi operator

October 28, 2014 - 23:36
Major restaurant chain Colowide Co. said Monday it will acquire slumping conveyer-belt sushi restaurant operator Kappa Create Holdings Co. (The Japan News)
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Japan air bag maker in crisis used unique chemical explosive

October 27, 2014 - 23:31
The emerging crisis over air bags traces back to a little-known Japanese company that for over 20 years has supplied the safety devices to automakers including Toyota, Honda and General Motors. (
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Toyota stays No. 1 in global sales over VW, GM

October 27, 2014 - 23:09
Toyota kept its lead over rivals Volkswagen and General Motors as the world's top-selling automaker in the first nine months of the year, Monday reporting record sales of 7.615 million vehicles, up nearly 3 percent from the previous year. (The Japan News)
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The battle is on for the hearts and wallets of Japan's seniors

October 27, 2014 - 01:03
The model for retailing to a rapidly aging population resides on the fourth floor of a busy emporium on the eastern edge of metropolitan Tokyo. (
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