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McDonald's to standardize prices at Japanese stores

October 15, 2015 - 23:34
McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) will shift from location-based to uniform pricing and end popular lunchtime discounts, raising prices overall to regain sales lost to slipping traffic. (Nikkei)
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Asahi Kasei to check piles at 3,000 condos

October 15, 2015 - 23:24
A major Japanese chemicals manufacturing firm says it will check data on about 3,000 condominium buildings in the country after finding false data on piling work in reports by one of its subsidiaries at a condo building in Yokohama. (NHK)
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Toyo Tire falsifies data also on antivibration rubber

October 15, 2015 - 00:49
Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. <5105> said Wednesday the company has newly found that material test data were falsified for 87,804 antivibration rubber parts for ship engines, railway cars and other industrial equipment. (Jiji Press)
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Toyota promises better mileage and ride with Prius hybrid

October 13, 2015 - 11:38
Toyota Motor Corp. released details for its fourth-generation Prius on Oct. 13, promising that improvements in the battery, engine, wind resistance and weight mean better mileage for the world's top-selling hybrid car. (Asahi)
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Fast Retailing logs record net profit on strong Asian sales

October 8, 2015 - 13:00
Fast Retailing Co. said Thursday it posted a record group net profit of 110.03 billion yen ($918 million) for the business year through August, lifted by robust performance in Asia. (Kyodo)
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Toyota aiding U.S. probe into how Islamic State acquires trucks, SUVs

October 7, 2015 - 22:11
Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it is cooperating with the U.S. government's investigation into how the Islamic State is obtaining the Japanese automaker's trucks and sports utility vehicles. (Kyodo)
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Japan may buy more domestic rice to protect prices

October 7, 2015 - 05:23
The Japanese government will buy more rice for its national reserve as part of efforts to prevent domestic rice prices from falling as more of the cheaper, foreign-grown crop enters the market when the Trans-Pacific Partnership takes effect. (Nikkei)
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