TT-758 -- Master Plans to Move Japan into Soft Engineering. E-biz news from Japan.

The Japanese government is now plotting a future course based on software/content and soft (tissue) engineering. If really happening, it will create all kinds of opportunities for start-ups both local and inbound.

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TT-757 -- Another Direction for Airbnb Style Accommodation. E-biz news from Japan

According to a NHK report, the police collared a renter after he ignored multiple requests to stop sub-letting the premises. Apparently his Adachi Ward neighbors complained of "strange people" staying at the building.

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TT-756 -- Japan Getting Easier for Foreign Entrepreneurs. E-biz news from Japan.

Of all the first world countries, we believe that Japan has one of the easiest immigration regimes for foreign entrepreneurs who want to be resident in the country.

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TT-755 -- Silent 3rd Arrow to Target SMEs? Ebiz news from Japan.

Here we are in mid-May and the yen is still sitting at the 101/102=US$1 mark and there is little to no news on those Abenomics third arrow reforms.

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TT-754 -- Airbnb Legality in Japan, e-biz news from Japan

A battle is brewing in the USA between crowdsourced accommodation provider Airbnb and the state of New York, which is challenging Airbnb's very business model allowing unlicenced individuals to rent out their homes for short periods.

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TT-753 -- How to Cycle Japan with an 8-year Old, e-biz news from Japan

We were introduced to a great Japan cycling story, American Charles Scott, who not only decided to ride the length of Japan by bike, but, and this is the really adventurous part, he did it with his 8-year old son, Sho.

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TT-752 -- Bad Loans Propaganda, e-biz news from Japan

The Nikkei carried a feel-good article about Japan's top three banks had cut their Non-performing Loans (NPLs) to small and mid-size companies -- however, government propaganda has its own language and smell.

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TT-751 -- Invest Tokyo Looking Under the Wrong Rock? E-biz news from Japan.

About the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's attempt to restore the population of foreign firms lost to the Lehman Shock and subsequently the 3/11 earthquake.

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TT-750 -- Anti-corruption Challenges in Asia, e-biz news from Japan

Interesting case going on in Vietnam at present. It involves the bribery of at least 4 and possibly as many as 14 Vietnam Railways Corporation (VRC) officials by a Japanese contracting firm called JTC.

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TT-749 -- Japan's Internet Wild West, e-biz news from Japan

Crowdsourcing is fine as a concept when you are dealing with digital files, but another thing all together when it comes to looking after helpless human beings.

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