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Computer engineer sentenced to 5 years

March 9, 2015 - 23:47
A Tokyo court has sentenced a computer engineer to 5 years in prison and fined him about 25,000 dollars for leaking data to a company in South Korea. (NHK)
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Tokyo's 47km-long ring expressway fully opens

March 7, 2015 - 11:33
A 47-kilometer-long expressway encircling central Tokyo areas fully opened on Saturday, some 50 years after it was planned, giving easier access to Tokyo International Airport at Haneda and possibly reducing traffic jams. (Jiji Press)
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2 major convenience store operators may merge

March 6, 2015 - 03:40
Sources say executives at 2 major Japanese convenience store operators will soon enter into full-fledged talks on a possible management merger. (NHK)
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Japanese characters to be allowed as international trademarks

March 4, 2015 - 21:41
A global framework for trademark registration will be changed to permit the use of Chinese and Japanese characters, making it easier to protect Japan's brands as its culture takes off in Asia and beyond. (Nikkei)
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Uber told to stop ride-sharing business test in Japan

March 4, 2015 - 05:16
The Japanese government has told U.S. company Uber Technologies Inc. to suspend a pilot project for its ride-sharing transportation business in the Fukuoka area that enables ordinary drivers to use their own cars to carry people who need a ride, senior transport ministry officials said Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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