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Public body official indicted over shinkansen bid-rigging

March 4, 2014 - 22:09
Tokyo prosecutors indicted a senior official of a Japanese government-held body on Tuesday for his alleged involvement in rigging bids for public works projects related to a Shinkansen bullet train line in central Japan. (Jiji Press)
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SoftBank's Son richest Japanese on Forbes' billionaire ranking

March 4, 2014 - 21:52
SoftBank Corp. President Masayoshi Son is the richest Japanese with 18.4 billion dollars in net worth, according to U.S. magazine Forbes' 2014 list of billionaires in the world, released Monday. (The Japan News)
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Japan govt picks new chief of embattled JR Hokkaido

March 3, 2014 - 22:02
The Japanese government is set to appoint Osamu Shimada, 56-year-old president of JR Hokkaido Hotels Co., as the next president of embattled Hokkaido Railway Co., or JR Hokkaido, informed sources said Monday. (Jiji Press)
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Domestic regular mail, postcards to go up Y2

March 3, 2014 - 21:40
Japan Post Co. on Monday began selling stamps and postcards for the new postal fees that will go into effect on April 1 in line with the consumption tax rate hike the same day. (The Japan News)
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In Japan, delivering pizza is no easy task

March 3, 2014 - 10:13
If you move to Japan and have a sudden craving for good old-fashioned American pizza, expect to have a hard time finding a simple, pepperoni-topped slice. While Americans like to keep things simple with tomato sauce, cheese, and a few slices of pepperoni, the Japanese prefer to cover their pizza with mayonnaise and sprinkle a generous amount of sweet corn on top. (The Diplomat)
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1st suit against Mt. Gox filed in U.S.

March 2, 2014 - 21:48
An American customer has filed a damages lawsuit against Mt. Gox, the first such case against the Tokyo-based troubled major bitcoin exchange. (Jiji Press)
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Japan's Fast Retailing mulls buying J.Crew

March 1, 2014 - 23:10
Japan's Fast Retailing Co Ltd , parent of apparel chain Uniqlo, has expressed interest in buying J.Crew Group Inc from its private equity owners, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday. (Reuters)
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Mt. Gox could follow Japan bankruptcy with U.S. case

March 1, 2014 - 23:07
Mt. Gox on Friday filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan, and it could be a matter of time before the troubled bitcoin exchange takes the same step on U.S. soil. (Wall Street Journal)
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Work starts on new fish market to replace Tsukiji site

February 28, 2014 - 23:50
Construction work began Friday on a new wholesale fish and fruit and vegetable market in Tokyo to replace the current site at Tsukiji. (Japan Today)
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Mazda opens new plant in Salamanca, Mexico

February 28, 2014 - 23:40
Mazda Motor Corp. chairman Takashi Yamanouchi opened the company's new small-car assembly plant in Mexico Friday, calling it the company's "most important global strategic base." (autoweek.com)
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Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange files for bankruptcy in Japan

February 28, 2014 - 23:04
The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo filed for bankruptcy protection, acknowledging that a significant amount of the virtual currency had gone missing. (cbsnews.com)
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Aso eager to study 'bitcoin' trouble with ministries, agencies

February 28, 2014 - 03:17
Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Friday expressed eagerness to hold discussions with other ministers and government agencies about what is behind the recent trouble in the "bitcoin" virtual currency market. (Kyodo)
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