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Typhoon delays bullet train for weeks while Toyota springs back

October 15, 2019 - 21:08
As a fuller picture of the damage from Typhoon Hagibis emerges, Japan faces weeks of delays in restoring some train service, but supply chains weathered the storm relatively well, attesting to the rise of disaster planning. (Nikkei)
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Guide to Gem Rocks Slot

October 14, 2019 - 00:23
Digging for buried treasure has never been so fun, it isn’t often said that all you need is the push of a button and riches could fill your pockets. (
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Japan's first zero-rate corporate bond on the way from Toyota unit

October 11, 2019 - 20:41
A Toyota Motor group finance unit will issue Japan's first zero-rate corporate bond Oct. 25 as subzero yields spill over from government bonds to private-sector debt, which carries the risk of default. (Nikkei)
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Nobel boost: Battery stocks surge following Yoshino win

October 10, 2019 - 21:15
Japanese investors celebrated Akira Yoshino's Nobel Prize win by purchasing stocks associated with the lithium-ion battery the researcher helped develop. (Nikkei)
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Seven-Eleven to cut 3,000 jobs, close stores

October 10, 2019 - 21:01
Japanese retailer Seven & i Holdings announced on Thursday a major restructuring plan. (NHK)
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SoftBank's damage from Uber and WeWork could exceed $5 billion

October 8, 2019 - 22:17
Masayoshi Son’s startups have had a rough few months, from a botched initial public offering by WeWork to a sharp decline in shares of Uber Technologies Inc. (Japan Times)
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Nissan Motor chooses new CEO

October 8, 2019 - 22:02
Nissan Motor has appointed senior vice president Makoto Uchida to be its next president and chief executive officer. His predecessor, Hiroto Saikawa, resigned in September over his overcompensation. (NHK)
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KEPCO chairman intends to resign over scandal

October 8, 2019 - 22:00
The Chairman of Kansai Electric Power Company, Makoto Yagi, is said to be considering stepping down in connection with a money scandal. (NHK)
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Is Japan's after-work drinking culture a thing of the past?

October 7, 2019 - 21:22
Japan's corporate culture traditionally demands long hours, commitment to the company, and frequent drinking sessions. Peer-pressure is still there, but a younger generation of workers is beginning to abstain. (
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SoftBank's Son 'embarrassed' by track record as Asia rivals zoom by

October 7, 2019 - 21:06
Hardly a day goes by without news of SoftBank Group Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son. The global technology investor is convinced that the future belongs to artificial intelligence, but he is also dissatisfied with his performance today and what he sees as a lack of drive in the Japanese business world. (Nikkei)
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Tokyo Olympics to put Airbnb 'on the map' in Japan: CEO

October 6, 2019 - 22:29
Airbnb's chief executive is optimistic about the company's prospects in the year ahead, saying he expects next summer's Tokyo Games to provide a much-needed boost in Japan while the home-sharing service heads into its planned stock market flotation with a "very healthy balance sheet." (Nikkei)
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Japan to tighten screws on big acquisitions by Big Tech

October 4, 2019 - 22:02
Japan will require technology companies to seek approval for mergers and acquisitions worth 40 billion yen ($374 million) or more, Nikkei has learned, under proposals put together by a digital antitrust committee convened for the first time Friday. (Nikkei)
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Decline in South Korean tourists takes toll on small Japanese firms

October 3, 2019 - 21:08
Head to the winding streets of Tokyo’s trendy Omotesando district on any given day and you’ll see young South Korean women taking selfies in front of popular cafes or snapping photos of their logo-emblazoned coffee cups. (Japan Times)
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Uber Eats delivery staff in Japan form labor union

October 3, 2019 - 21:03
Japan staff of Uber Technologies Inc.’s food delivery service Uber Eats formed a labor union Thursday to negotiate contract terms and seek improved working conditions. (Japan Times)
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400,000 users still have deposits in 7pay as Seven-Eleven scraps embattled service

October 1, 2019 - 22:22
Seven-Eleven Japan Co. has terminated its embattled 7pay smartphone-based cashless payment service, leaving around 400,000 users still with unused deposits in the service. (Japan Times)
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SoftBank's break-even valuation for WeWork seen at $24bn

October 1, 2019 - 01:33
The extent of SoftBank Group's exposure to the recent woes at WeWork is the talk of the town, as the U.S. office-sharing startup said Monday that it will officially scrap an initial public offering planned for this month. (Nikkei)
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How to cook jumbo shrimp recipes

September 27, 2019 - 09:37
The Highest Quality Mexican Blue Shrimps Online is available in North America. (
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Japan's $1.5tn pension fund to go all in on green bonds

September 25, 2019 - 23:35
Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund will begin allocating substantial amounts of money to bonds with an environmental purpose as early as the fiscal year beginning next April, Nikkei has learned. (Nikkei)
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Why Japan could be the answer to Bitcoin's success

September 24, 2019 - 03:06
The success of Bitcoin around the world is the cause of regular debate, and even Donald Trump has got involved with the conversation recently. However, while some may see the US, European countries or even Africa as the answer to Bitcoin’s success, it could turn out to be Japan leading the charge. (
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SEC charges Nissan, ex-CEO Ghosn with hiding $140 mil from investors

September 23, 2019 - 22:36
U.S. securities regulators on Monday charged Japanese automaker Nissan and its former CEO Carlos Ghosn with hiding more than $140 million in Ghosn's expected retirement income from investors. (Japan Today)
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