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Japan's households tighten purse strings as sales tax, typhoon hit

18 hours 11 min ago
Japanese households cut their spending for the first time in almost a year in October as a sales tax hike prompted consumers to rein in expenses and natural disasters disrupted business. (Japan Today)
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Dentsu again found violating rules on overtime hours

December 6, 2019 - 00:11
Dentsu Inc said Thursday it has again received a warning from labor authorities over its illegal overtime practices. (Japan Today)
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Nissan gives U.S. workers two unpaid days off as America sales slump

December 6, 2019 - 00:10
Nissan Motor Co. is making its U.S. factory and office employees take two days off without pay amid slumping sales. (Japan Times)
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Amazon leaves packages at the door, defying Japan's service culture

December 5, 2019 - 23:51
In a country where customer service is a point of pride, Amazon Japan is challenging the status quo by daring to leave packages at the door. (Nikkei)
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Kyoto beguiles luxury hotel operators from Japan and abroad

December 2, 2019 - 22:03
Kyoto is one of Japan's best-known tourist destinations and offers a number of choices for luxury accommodations. (Nikkei)
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Busty Japanese YouTuber chef sells ad space on her chest, fans enthralled by cooking videos

November 28, 2019 - 22:49
Real estate experts say that the three most important things are location, location, and location, and that holds true for advertising too. (
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Panasonic leaves semiconductor business with Taiwan sale

November 28, 2019 - 22:40
Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic Corp is abandoning the semiconductor business with the sale of its last business in that sector to a Taiwanese company. (Japan Today)
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Foreign firms investment in Japan at record high

November 27, 2019 - 23:07
Executives at firms around the world increasingly see Japan as a lucrative place to do business. Investment in the country in 2018 has set a new record for a fifth year. (NHK)
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How to improve the gender pay gap in Japan

November 26, 2019 - 23:55
Gender equality is a topic that has become more prevalent in recent years. Governments, businesses, and the media have all been seeking to find ways to address the imbalances between men and women. One big area of this is the gender pay gap. (
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Online casinos: A place of numbers

November 26, 2019 - 23:45
If you could transport a gambling fanatic from the 1960s to the present day and show them the exhilarating world of online casino we genuinely think they would end up passing out. (
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October restaurant sales plunge in Japan

November 26, 2019 - 23:27
Sales at major restaurant chains in Japan plunged in October due to the effects of Typhoon Hagibis and the consumption tax hike at the start of the month. (NHK)
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China, S.Korea, Japan to hold trilateral FTA negotiations in Seoul

November 26, 2019 - 23:23
China, South Korea and Japan will hold a new round of negotiations on the trilateral free trade agreement (FTA) this week in Seoul, the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said Tuesday. (Xinhua)
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Docomo offers free Amazon Prime as Japan's 5G race heats up

November 26, 2019 - 23:22
Top Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo will offer customers a free year of Amazon Prime as telecom and tech companies form alliances ahead of next spring's rollout of ultrafast 5G wireless service. (Nikkei)
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David buys Goliath: Showa Denko to bet it all on Hitachi Chemical

November 26, 2019 - 23:19
Japanese materials maker Showa Denko has moved to spend roughly 900 billion yen ($8.26 billion), or double its market value, to purchase domestic rival Hitachi Chemical, demonstrating its resolve to remain relevant in today's global industry. (Nikkei)
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Floyd Mayweather to launch Japanese casino empire

November 26, 2019 - 00:54
There has always been a common link between dazzling casinos and high-profile sports matches. (
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Should poker be considered gambling?

November 26, 2019 - 00:33
Gambling hasn't always been so welcome in Japan. (
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SoftBank to go ahead with WeWork stock tender offer this week

November 25, 2019 - 01:08
SoftBank Group Corp. will this week launch a previously agreed tender offer for as much as $3 billion of WeWork shares, including up to $970 million owned by the office sharing company’s cofounder, Adam Neumann, two people familiar with the matter said. (Japan Times)
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When the clock strikes 5, Japan's workforce goes back to work

November 22, 2019 - 00:16
The push to reduce overtime in Japan is starting to have wide-ranging effects on Japanese society, from shifting traffic patterns to boosting part-time work six months after a law was passed to improve the country's notoriously lacking work-life balance. (Nikkei)
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New Pokemon games sell record-breaking 1.37 mil copies in 3 days

November 21, 2019 - 00:49
Two new Pokemon video games sold around 1.37 million copies in Japan within the first three days of their release, a record for any title developed for Nintendo Co's Switch console, an estimate by a weekly game magazine showed Wednesday. (Japan Today)
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Cold war: Flow of tourists, beer freeze in Japan-South Korea trade

November 21, 2019 - 00:36
From chemicals to beer and travel, the chill in Japan and South Korea's relations is casting a wider shadow on their economic ties, the latest statistics show. (Nikkei)
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