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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TT-682 -- Entrepreneur Awards and Mentoring, ebiz news from Japan

We were surprised and happy to come across a Stanford University paper, which offers some fascinating facts and figures about the make up of the Japanese entrepreneurial community.

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TT-681 -- Bicycles versus Cars in Tokyo, ebiz news from Japan

Tokyo could start limiting the number of vehicles transiting the city -- think of Singapore and its various toll charging and vehicle registration systems, which have kept annual vehicle growth down to just 1.5% a year.

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