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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TT-662 -- Health Food Boom Continues, ebiz news from Japan

We traveled out to Hidaka town in Saitama at the foothills of the Okuchichibu mountain range, to join dozens of others to celebrate Alishan's 2012 Food Festival, at their wonderful riverside warehouse/home/cafe.

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TT-661 -- Surprising Trend in Number of New Companies. E-biz news from Japan.

To our surprise, the number of companies being started up in 2009 and 2010 in fact exceeded the number shutting down by a substantial margin.

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TT-660 -- Waiting Forever for Kids Day Care, ebiz news from Japan

Again, it's no news that there are huge waiting lists for urban mothers to get their kids into day care centers. Especially for mothers with kids under 18 months.

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TT-659 -- Overcoming Aversion to English, ebiz news in Japan

A survey found that just 57% of Japanese students are interested in studying abroad.

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TT-658 -- One Year On, Radiation Update. Ebiz news from Japan.

There has been a show down going on over the restarting of the nation's 53 nuclear reactors.

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TT-657 -- Printing Industry in Upheaval, ebiz news from Japan

In February multiple major firms in the printing industry have predicted losses on ordinary operations.

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