TT-672 -- Will Dentsu hit a home run with Aegis? E-biz news from Japan

Dentsu is paying a huge 48% premium over the last closing price for the object of its desire -- marketing group Aegis, making the takeover deal worth about US$5bn.

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TT-671 -- National Election this Fall? E-biz news from Japan.

Japan's established parties should be worried about mayor of Osaka Toru Hashimoto's popularity, especially after his earlier strident anti-nuclear stance. He is quite smart, although prone to some bizarre personal values.

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TT-670 -- Now is Always a Good Time to Form a Company, ebiz news from Japan

While it may be counter-intuitive, we still believe that now is a good time to start a firm, especially in a market as large and diverse as Japan's.

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TT-669 -- Foreigners Easy Source of Taxes, ebiz from Japan

Now that the rise in Consumption Tax is all but assured, we think there are some very interesting changes in store for how the Japanese Government and Japanese companies think about making money.

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TT-668 -- Anti-nuclear Demo Gains Momentum, ebiz news from Japan

Apart from the size, what made this demo unusual is that it wasn't organized by a specific political group. You had moms with babies, salarymen, senior citizens, Buddhist priests, and people from all walks of life.

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TT-667 -- Too Many or Too Few Lawyers? Ebiz news from Japan

There is one lawyer per 250 people in the USA, one per 390 in New Zealand, 590 in Germany, 1,000 in Hong Kong, 4,119 in Japan, and one for every 5,000 people in China.

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TT-665b -- How to Compete with Online Retailers, ebiz news from Japan

"showrooming" -- web-savvy consumers check out products in physical show rooms, only to turn to their favorite shopping and price comparison websites to see if they can buy the same product cheaper elsewhere.

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TT-665 -- Govinda Mainali - Justice 15 Years Too Late, ebiz news from Japan

After the Tokyo High Court finally agreed to a retrial after new DNA evidence, Govinda Prasad Mainali, a Nepalese who has been in prison on and off since 1997, has been released.

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TT-664 -- Ozawa and Consumption Tax Consequences, ebiz news from Japan

As much as we don't like DPJ politician Ichiro Ozawa and his money-tainted politics, we have to agree with him on one thing, that raising the consumption tax in Japan could be harmful.

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TT-663 -- Where Consumption Tax Can't Go, ebiz news from Japan

Already Amazon.com, iherb.com, and other foreign exporters are enjoying consumption tax-free exports to Japan, so it is only natural for Japanese firms to want to do the same.

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