TT-692 -- 9 Predictions for 2013, ebiz news in Japan

As is our custom, we are going to kick off the year by making some predictions about where we think Japan, her people, and companies are headed this year.

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TT-691 -- 7 Events that Changed Japan in 2012, ebiz news from Japan

Today we take a look back at some of the key events that shaped 2012, including those relevant to non-Japanese living here.

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TT-690 -- Cybercrime in Japan, ebiz news from Japan

With the online shopping boom companies and individuals in Japan are moving on to the Internet in a big way, and where they are headed, crooks are sure to follow.

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TT-689 -- Traveling On and Rating Jetstar Japan

Our overall first-time traveler rating for Jetstar is that they offer great value and despite the occasional teething problems look to have a good operation -- certainly the staff were very friendly.

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TT-688 -- What Will Happen to Panasonic and Sony? Ebiz news from Japan.

Shock waves went through the Japanese share market last week after ratings of Sony and Panasonic, two of Japan's bedrock electronics manufacturing companies, have been cut to junk grade.

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TT-687 -- How to Collect Tax on eBooks? Ebiz news from Japan.

With Toronto-based Kobo, Rakuten would be able to "do an Amazon" and bypass Japan's consumption tax laws by selling Japanese-language ebooks from abroad.

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TT-686 -- JapanTourist.jp Turns One and is 800-strong

Sometime later this week, our sister publication, Metropolis will mark a significant milestone: its JapanTourist.jp website will surpass Lonely Planet for the sheer number of articles available about Japan in English.

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TT-685 -- Bureaucrats -- Enough is Enough, ebiz news from Japan

Reading the newspapers over the last few weeks, one could be forgiven for thinking that Japan is suffering a plague of corruption and insider dealing, especially by its bureaucrats.

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TT-684 -- Making Hospitals More Commercially Viable, ebiz news from Japan

The government announced that it was going to help stimulate the medical sector by creating new guidelines to encourage Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) to invest in hospitals.

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TT-683 -- Record Low Bankruptcies -- Calm Before the Storm? Ebiz news from Japan.

Over the last 3 months, the trend of fewer bankruptcies is gathering momentum and under normal circumstances one might might be forgiven for thinking that the economy is recovering.

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