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Toshiba shareholders draw curtains on 74 years of stock market history

November 22, 2023 - 14:25
Toshiba, aiming for corporate restructuring, held an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders on Wednesday, the final step towards delisting from the stock exchange. (News On Japan)
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Manga artists, taxi drivers hit as Japan tax frustrations mount

November 22, 2023 - 03:51
From manga artists to independent taxi drivers, Japanese freelancers and small businesses frustrated with the potential loss of a tax break are among the growing numbers pushing down Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s approval rating to record lows. (Business Mirror)
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In Japan, people are renting "handsome weeping boys" to wipe away tears

November 22, 2023 - 03:32
Tokyo offices are experiencing an unconventional approach to ease workplace stress. At a cost of 7,900 yen, roughly ₹ 4,400, people in Japan can access the services of Ikemeso Danshi, providing attractive companions referred to as "Handsome Weeping Boys." (
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Winter bonuses in Japan set to rise for third year in row

November 21, 2023 - 06:32
Private companies are expected to exceed last year's winter bonuses for the third consecutive year, according to four private research firms, with an average payout per person rising between 2.1% to 2.5%. (News On Japan)
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Azabudai Hills Complex with Japan's tallest building opens to media

November 20, 2023 - 11:04
The Azabudai Hills complex in Tokyo's Minato Ward, which includes Japan's tallest building, was unveiled to the media on Monday ahead of its opening on Nov 24. (News On Japan)
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Chinese car industry is pushing Japanese and Germans out of its market

November 20, 2023 - 07:45
Foreigners are losing the Chinese market. For Volkswagen, 2023 will be the year of the worst sales in China since 2012. Hyundai, Toyota, Nissan and the Europeans are also losing market share. Nissan and Huindai, for example, are experiencing their worst years in the market since 2009, Banksta's tg channel writes, Azernews reports. (
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Tokyo again acts as a magnet for corporate Japan

November 20, 2023 - 06:02
Tokyo has begun to attract businesses again as office rents continue to fall and companies' need for in-person meetings grows after the COVID pandemic. (Nikkei)
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'Aerial robots' as new infrastructure for suburban delivery

November 18, 2023 - 17:52
A black box that moves like a cable car: this is the 'aerial delivery robot' developed by Panasonic and Tokyu as a new delivery infrastructure for suburban residential areas grappling with an aging population. (News On Japan)
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5 Essential Japanese Menswear Brands for Classic Men

November 18, 2023 - 09:19
Discover the best essential and classic contemporary Japanese menswear fashion brands handpicked by Reggie Casual. (THE CASUAL)
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JAL aims to bring 'seaglider' next-gen transportation to Japan

November 18, 2023 - 07:55
Japan Airlines is moving into the development of an electric-powered vehicle that glides several meters over water on a cushion of air for carbon-free transportation. (Nikkei)
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Japan to buy 1.4 mln doses of Daiichi Sankyo COVID vaccine

November 18, 2023 - 07:49
Japan's health ministry said on Friday it agreed to buy 1.4 million doses of Daiichi Sankyo's updated COVID-19 vaccine. (Reuters)
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Sony lures record female engineers despite talent shortage in Japan

November 17, 2023 - 05:25
Sony Corp. is increasing its hiring of female engineers, aiming to achieve a record-high percentage among its new hires for the next fiscal year, challenging the entrenched stereotype in Japan that typically associates men with such roles. (Kyodo)
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President of Ricoh Japan Resigns for Pressuring Woman to Have Abortion

November 17, 2023 - 05:21
The president of Ricoh Japan, Kazuhiro Kimura, has resigned after an internal investigation found that he violated company’s code of conduct by pressuring a woman to have an abortion. (
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Japan's U.S.-bound exports hit record high on weak yen

November 17, 2023 - 05:07
Japanese exports to the U.S. hit a record high in October in yen terms, as automobile shipments continued to rise amid the weak local currency. (Nikkei)
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Uber waiting for ride-hailing opportunity in Japan if ban is lifted

November 17, 2023 - 04:59
Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of the U.S. ride-hailing company Uber Technologies, said it would operate its full range of services in Japan if the ban on private-car ride-hailing is lifted. (Nikkei)
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Japan ex-currency tsar sees structural factors behind yen weakness

November 16, 2023 - 05:03
A former top Japanese financial official said on Wednesday yen weakness might be caused not only by interest rate differentials between Japan and the United States but also by structural factors such as a worsening fiscal position. (Reuters)
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Japan's Isuzu eyes new business with battery-swapping EV truck

November 16, 2023 - 04:54
Japan's Isuzu Motors is set to launch a new business based on electric trucks that use replaceable batteries, Nikkei has learned, in a drive to make deliveries more efficient. (Nikkei)
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The dark side of Japan's housing solution

November 15, 2023 - 10:01
Japan, the fourth-largest economy in the world, plays roulette with both its economy and environment. There is an ongoing housing crisis, with a larger-than-economic impact. The potential danger of moving into bigger cities is easily ignored by the government. Instead of solving the problem, they expand the cities, but at what cost? (Uncover With Dawn)
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Japan's year-end drinking parties make post-pandemic comeback

November 15, 2023 - 09:49
In a sign of return to normalcy after the COVID-19 pandemic, 79% of employees in Japan said they have plans to participate in year-end drinking parties with their colleagues, according to reports. (
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In Japan, you're not alone in being alone

November 15, 2023 - 09:43
Loneliness is a globally recognized social malaise in our fast-paced society, exacerbated by the recent pandemic. But there is a flip side to it: If loneliness evokes a sense of isolation, even in the presence of other people, its cheerful sister is solitude, a consequence of a proactive choice to be alone for reflection or to enjoy one's own company. Japan leads by example in embracing -- and even commercializing -- solitude. (Nikkei)
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