TT-697 -- Containing China with Arms Exports. Ebiz news from Japan.

Given China's predilection for confrontation and even armed conflict with its neighbors, Japan will be caught with a difficult decision should China decide to invade the Senkakus.

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TT-696 -- Choosing Not to Work Full-time, ebiz news from Japan

The percentage of non-regular to full-time workers is now a record 28.75%, almost 18m people (there are 62m in the workforce), and this is not just a temporary trend.

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TT-695 -- Where to Find Venture Funding in 2013, ebiz news from Japan

Things have changed a lot since the heady days of 1998-1999, when the 4-year US dotcom bubble had just hit Japan's shores and when it was possible to raise a hundred million yen on a mere business plan.

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TT-694 -- GS Yuasa Battery Cause of 787 Fire? Ebiz news from Japan.

Among various incidents which prompted Dreamliner aircraft to be grounded have been the incineration of the auxiliary power unit on an empty JAL aircraft and later a forced landing of an ANA jet with another major electrical problem.

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TT-693 -- Bonsoy Class Action in Australia, ebiz news in Japan

A little publicized class action court case is going on in the Supreme Court in Australia, which may have long-term ramifications for smaller Japanese health food exporters.

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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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