TT-805 -- SIM Madness of the Phone Variety, e-biz news from Japan

One of the most frustrating things for tourists coming to Japan is how to get their cell phone working. A new law restricts members of the public from buying pre-paid phones without proper person identification.

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TT-804 (Tourism Edition) -- When Disaster Tourism May Be Acceptable

Since Japan is never going to be free of danger from natural disasters, how can we get tourists to embrace the opportunity to "experience" nature, rather than be scared by it?

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TT-803 -- Japan's New "Great Game". E-biz news from Japan

Media rumors are flying that Japan is again going to ratchet up its presence significantly on the Miyako and Ishigaki islands by sending 600 troops, anti-ship missiles, and other military hardware.

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TT-802 (Tourism Edition) -- Inbound Tourists Driving Domestic Profits

Most of this good news is happening because of the increase in foreign tourists and the accompanying surge in infrastructure improvements that local investors are making to support those extra tourists.

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TT-801 -- Who Was Kazunori Ozaki? E-biz news from Japan

On April 7, 2015, Japan lost a one of its most influential small-cap private equity and venture capital champions, Kazunori Ozaki, who until recently was the Chairman and CEO of Ant Capital.

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TT-800 (Tourism Edition) -- Breaking Down Exclusionism and Vested Interests

Last week Japan Travel launched Japan's first open tours marketplace for inbound travelers featuring tours getting people out of Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and explore Japan in greater depth.

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TT-799 -- Why Japanese M&A Will Continue to Rise. E-biz News from Japan.

A Goldman Sachs research report noted that Japanese major listed companies in particular are sitting on record amounts of cash and need to do something with it.

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TT-798 (Tourism Edition) -- Is New Shanghai Disneyland a Threat to Japan's Inbound Tourism?

Will Shanghai Disneyland siphon off Chinese and overseas visitors to Japan, and what other overseas facilities or events could derail Japan's ascendency as a tourist destination for the throngs in Asia?

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TT-797 -- Foreigners' Role in Land Prices. E-biz news from Japan.

Not just hotel funds, foreign individuals are also driving up real estate prices. They are typically starting in the big cities, but we predict it won't be long before the excitement moves out to the rural areas as well.

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TT-796 (Tourism Edition) -- Active Volcanoes Versus Tourist Murders

Overseas tourist tragedies (Egypt and Tunisia) remind us just how lucky we are with public safety in Japan, and how Japan should be selling itself as a safe destination for international tourists wanting somewhere exotic to go.

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