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Apple's iPhone 13 goes on sale in Japan

September 25, 2021 - 02:41
Apple's latest version of its iPhone has gone on sale in Japan. (NHK)
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Japanese apparel firms in dilemma over Xinjiang cotton

September 24, 2021 - 02:43
Major Japanese apparel makers and other companies are in a dilemma over Xinjiang cotton, considered one of the best cottons in the world. (Japan Times)
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Apple announces new settlement with Japan allowing developers to link to external websites

September 24, 2021 - 02:43
Apple has settled with Japanese regulators to allow developers of “reader” apps to link to their own websites to manage their user accounts. This change will take effect in early 2022. (
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JR East drops plans to track ex-convicts using facial recognition

September 24, 2021 - 02:37
East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) has suspended the addition of released prisoners to its list of people tracked at its train stations by security cameras using facial recognition technology, after it started the practice this summer, it was learned Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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Subaru plans to sell automated cars for use on ordinary roads in late 2020s

September 22, 2021 - 06:00
Subaru Corp. aims to start selling vehicles equipped with the equivalent of “level-2” autonomous technology, which can steer, accelerate and slow down on ordinary roads, in the second half of the 2020s, company officials said Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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Japan's land prices fell for second straight year amid pandemic

September 22, 2021 - 05:58
The average price of land in Japan as of July 1 has fallen 0.4% since a year earlier, for the second consecutive year of declines amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, government data showed Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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WeWork Japan weighs move away from leases in expansion push

September 21, 2021 - 07:51
WeWork Japan is expected to specialize in managing coworking offices, Nikkei has learned, moving away from directly leasing space to reduce its financial exposure while continuing to expand. (Nikkei)
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Cup Noodle marks 50th anniversary

September 20, 2021 - 03:04
Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of Nissin Foods' Cup Noodle. (NHK)
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Uniqlo opens its first-ever cafe at newly revamped Ginza store

September 20, 2021 - 03:02
It’s been 10 years since Uniqlo’s global flagship store opened in Tokyo’s swanky Ginza district. (Japan Today)
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Woman chips tooth eating McDonald's Japan burger containing metal

September 18, 2021 - 06:38
A woman chipped her tooth after biting into a hamburger containing a metal-like object at a McDonald's outlet in southwestern Japan earlier this week, McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) said Friday. (Kyodo)
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Japan export growth cools as supply chain stalls

September 17, 2021 - 05:23
Japan's exports extended double-digit gains in August, led by strong shipments of chip manufacturing equipment, although the pace of growth weakened. (Reuters)
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Google launches news content service in Japan

September 17, 2021 - 05:20
US information technology giant Google has launched its News Showcase service in Japan, enabling users to view news content provided by more than 40 publishers in the country. (NHK)
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Japan's machinery orders rebound in sign of capex recovery

September 15, 2021 - 17:34
We're in a sign that corporate spending is perking up despite a wider hit to the economy from the pandemic of Coronavirus. Japan's core machinery orders have risen in July after a dip. (WION)
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ANA to increase international flights

September 15, 2021 - 05:45
Japanese airline All Nippon Airways is increasing international flights to meet recovering travel demand in North America and Asia, the company announced on Tuesday. (Nikkei)
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JTB sells headquarters amid COVID travel slump

September 15, 2021 - 05:40
Japan's largest travel agency, JTB Corporation, has sold its headquarters and another building as it suffers from a prolonged travel slowdown amid the coronavirus pandemic. (NHK)
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Australian competition watchdog blocks Qantas-Japan Airlines deal

September 14, 2021 - 05:42
Australia’s competition regulator on Monday denied approval for an agreement between Qantas Airways Ltd. and Japan Airlines Co. to coordinate flights between Australia and Japan, saying it would reduce competition when coronavirus travel restrictions are lifted and international travel resumes. (Japan Times)
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Lessons for Masayoshi Son in Rakuten's failure to halt Amazon

September 14, 2021 - 05:34
Internet platform businesses like Google and Amazon, you would think, necessarily compete in a global market that spans national boundaries. (Nikkei)
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After the 'bazooka', Bank of Japan dismantles the work of its radical chief

September 13, 2021 - 12:49
After years of shock-and-awe stimulus, the Bank of Japan is quietly rolling back radical policies introduced by its bold chief Haruhiko Kuroda and pioneering controversial new measures that blur the lines between central banking and politics. (Japan Times)
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Why Japanese Ruby Roman Grapes Are So Expensive

September 12, 2021 - 02:53
Grown in just one country in the world, one bunch of these Japanese grapes can sell for $90 to $450. (Business Insider)
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KDDI, SpaceX to launch satellite service

September 12, 2021 - 02:41
Sources say major Japanese mobile phone carrier KDDI is working with US venture firm SpaceX to launch a satellite communications service as early as next year. (NHK)
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