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The 20 Year Fall Of Japan's Sharp Corporation

January 31, 2023 - 18:50
Since the beginning of the century, Sharp has found itself increasingly trapped in a single incredibly competitive business. (Asianometry)
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Japan's job availability in 2022 improved for first time in four years

January 31, 2023 - 18:46
Japan’s average job availability in 2022 improved for the first time in four years as economic and social activities revived with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, government data showed Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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BYD forecasts huge profit ahead of flagship Atto launch in Japan

January 31, 2023 - 18:39
Shenzhen-based automaker, Tesla hunter and global electric vehicle hopeful, China’s BYD Co, has forecast a bumper 2022 of pure profit. (
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Toyota world's top-selling automaker for third year running

January 31, 2023 - 02:32
Toyota Motor Corp was the world's top-selling automaker in 2022, retaining its lead over German rival Volkswagen for the third year, company data showed Monday. (Japan Today)
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Dentsu officials admit involvement in bid-rigging for Tokyo Games test events

January 30, 2023 - 04:01
NHK has learned that several officials of leading Japanese ad agency Dentsu have admitted to their involvement in bid-rigging for the test events of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. (NHK)
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Japan launches whale meat vending machines

January 29, 2023 - 05:14
Japan firm launched a whale meat vending machines to push sales. He is selling whale meat cans at prices from 1,000 yen to 3,000 yen. (WION)
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Japan embraces Web3 while other countries are hesitant

January 28, 2023 - 08:27
Web3 promotion continues to be a cornerstone of Japan’s national strategy as lawmakers and regulators from the U.S. to Europe to Asia voice growing caution regarding cryptocurrencies. (
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Toyota president to become chairman

January 26, 2023 - 19:03
Japan's Toyota Motor says its president Toyoda Akio will become chairman on April 1st. He will maintain the right to represent the company. (NHK)
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Japan cuts economic view in Jan. as COVID-19 surges in China

January 25, 2023 - 19:26
The Japanese government on Wednesday downgraded its economic outlook for the first time in 11 months, reflecting a fall in exports amid a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in China. (Kyodo)
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New office tower to open in central Tokyo in July

January 25, 2023 - 19:18
Tokyo will be getting a new addition to its skyline this summer. A multi-purpose complex called "Toranomon Hills Station Tower" will open its doors in July in the heart of the metropolis. (NHK)
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Ski resorts in Japan another victim of surging energy costs

January 24, 2023 - 13:49
For a quarter century, the Hachi Kogen Ski Resort in Hyogo Prefecture relied on artificial snow machines to prepare its slopes for the annual season. Not this winter. (Japan Times)
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TEPCO applies to raise home power prices by nearly 30%

January 24, 2023 - 00:08
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) has applied to the Japanese industry ministry to boost its power prices to households by nearly 30% from June due to soaring fuel procurement costs, the company said on Monday. (Nikkei)
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Japan to explore relaxing ‘minpaku’ vacation rental rules

January 23, 2023 - 23:37
The Japanese government is considering relaxing the requirements for property management businesses operating ‘minpaku’ vacation rentals [i.e. private lodgings on platforms such as Airbnb] in a bid to galvanise regional tourism in the country. (
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Japan reports inflation hit 4 per cent, 41-year high in December

January 20, 2023 - 21:52
Japan's consumer inflation rate hit a 41-year high of 4 per cent in December, as prices for everything from burgers to gas surged. (
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TEPCO set to apply for raising households' power prices about 30%

January 20, 2023 - 21:10
Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings (TEPCO) looks to raise power prices for households by around 30% as early as this summer for the first time in 11 years amid rising fuel costs, Nikkei has learned. (Nikkei)
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China out, Japan, South Korea and India In - How luxury brand market in Asia is changing

January 20, 2023 - 03:12
China is about to embark on a diplomatic campaign in Europe’s power centers. Top Chinese delegation will visit Germany and Belgium next month in a bid to reset relations with a skeptical Europe. (Firstpost)
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Publication of over 100-yr-old Shukan Asahi magazine to be suspended

January 20, 2023 - 02:53
The publisher of Shukan Asahi says it will suspend publication of the magazine in May this year. Started over a century ago, the magazine is said to be Japan's oldest weekly. (NHK)
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Japan's declining pet ownership, soaring pet food prices

January 19, 2023 - 06:28
Japan's pet industry has its work cut out for it this year in anticipation of a further decline in pet ownership and higher pet food prices. (
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Bank of Japan defies market speculation; keeps policy steady

January 18, 2023 - 19:32
In keeping its key rate and yield curve control policy unchanged at Wednesday's meeting, the Bank of Japan probably wanted to convey a message to the market; don't fight the BoJ. (
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Toyota limits orders for Lexus in Japan due to chip shortage

January 18, 2023 - 19:24
Toyota Motor is limiting orders of its Lexus luxury car in Japan, Nikkei has learned. (Nikkei)
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