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Suntory creates buzz ahead of release of first brand whisky in 11 years

July 17, 2015 - 09:29
Suntory Spirits Ltd. announced it will launch its Chita whisky from Sept. 1, the first release of a brand spirit by the company in 11 years. (Asahi)
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Delta in talks over reviving Skymark

July 14, 2015 - 23:35
U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines Inc., the world's largest airline, is in talks with the U.S. aircraft leasing company Intrepid Aviation Ltd. over a possible Delta role in reviving Skymark Airlines. (The Japan News)
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Honda to set English as official language

July 14, 2015 - 23:33
Honda Motor Co. is to make English its official language by around 2020 as part of efforts to communicate better with foreign employees, the company has said. (The Japan News)
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Aluminum fragments found in shaved ice at Gusto restaurant

July 13, 2015 - 22:58
Aluminum fragments were found in shaved ice bowls served at a Gusto family restaurant in Osaka last month, it was revealed Monday. (Jiji Press)
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Toshiba's profit, sales goals were unrealistic / 3rd-party panel blames top executives

July 13, 2015 - 22:56
The Toshiba Corp. divisions involved in the firm's accounting irregularities were making business plans without regard for the feasibility of their profit goals, according to multiple sources. (The Japan News)
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Electronics makers feed growing appetite for high-end rice cookers

July 13, 2015 - 12:59
Consumer electronics companies are pitching the latest in luxury rice cookers, devices that feature special materials that replicate traditional furnace cooking to provide the ultimate in taste. (Asahi)
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Cancer claims Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata at 55

July 13, 2015 - 05:50
Nintendo said Monday that its chief executive, Satoru Iwata, has died of bile duct cancer at the age of 55, several months after he abandoned the Japanese videogame giant's consoles-only policy. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo to get two new subway lines amid redevelopment boom

July 12, 2015 - 23:19
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has announced plans to construct two new subway lines in line with the city's development after the 2020 Summer Olympics. (Japan Today)
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New subway lines eyed for Tokyo

July 12, 2015 - 00:50
The Tokyo metropolitan government has announced plans to construct two subway lines directly linking central Tokyo and two developing destinations - the Rinkai waterfront area, where major development is under way ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, and Shinagawa Station, the future terminal station of the Linear Chuo Shinkansen. (The Japan News)
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