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Japanese Tech Giant SoftBank Invests $150 Million In Korean Metaverse Platform

December 3, 2021 - 04:11
Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank is investing $150 million in Asia’s busiest metaverse platform, the nascent but sizzling virtual world where people work and play through avatars. (
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December 2, 2021 - 07:10
2021年上半期(1~6月)の米ドル/円は円安・ドル高が続き、年明け時点の102円台から6月末には110円台になった。 (
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Panel: Japan's economy hit bottom in May 2020

December 2, 2021 - 07:00
The Japanese government says the country's latest economic downturn bottomed out in May of last year, during the first wave of the pandemic. (NHK)
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MSCI Keeps Dropping Japan Stocks From Its Indexes

December 1, 2021 - 03:51
Japan's weighting in MSCI Inc.'s global equity benchmark is crumbling. Japanese stocks now account for about 5.65% of the MSCI ACWI Index, down from 7.35% in November 2019, according to calculations by Mizuho Securities Co. Min Jeong Lee reports on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia." (Bloomberg Markets and Finance)
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Toyota’s output slumps 26% on prolonged supply-chain snarls

November 30, 2021 - 02:03
Toyota Motor Corp.’s global output dropped by more than a quarter in October from a year earlier, as a shortage of semiconductors and other parts continued to impact automakers. (Japan Times)
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Don’t Make These Business Accounting Mistakes

November 29, 2021 - 23:10
Keeping accurate records of your company’s sales, profit, loss, payroll, and other accounting details is something you don't want to play around with. (
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Nissan to invest $17 bil. in electrified vehicles

November 29, 2021 - 19:08
Japan's Nissan Motor plans to invest more than 17 billion dollars in the development of electrified vehicles and batteries over the next five years. (NHK)
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Oil cost surge sinking Japan's public bathhouses

November 29, 2021 - 02:47
The global health crisis didn't manage to kill off Dai-ni Takara-yu, a traditional Japanese public bath on a Tokyo back street, but for third-generation owner Tokuji Ito, high oil prices are the next test. (Reuters)
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Black Friday sales make inroads in Japan, but not all retailers are buying in

November 28, 2021 - 03:04
The past few years have seen Black Friday sales increasingly make inroads in Japan, buoyed by supermarket chains and e-commerce giants seeking to capitalize on the retail bonanza. (Japan Times)
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Analysis-In Japan, a weaker yen may not be the blessing it once was

November 26, 2021 - 15:37
A weak yen, once seen as favourable for Japan's exports-focused economy, has now become a pain point as it eats into household finances and confounds policymakers. (
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Ikea is offering a tiny apartment in Tokyo for less than $1 per month

November 26, 2021 - 15:10
Swedish retailer Ikea is becoming a landlord in Japan with a tiny apartment it will rent out in Tokyo. (CNN)
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3 top execs at Mizuho to resign next spring over system failures

November 26, 2021 - 02:01
Mizuho Financial Group Inc. chairman and president as well as the head of its banking unit will resign next spring following a series of system failures that have hurt public confidence in one of Japan's major financial institutions, sources with knowledge of the plan said Thursday. (Kyodo)
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Undeclared income linked to new forms of economic activity hits Y20 billion

November 26, 2021 - 01:38
Individuals in Japan failed to declare taxable income totaling Y20.1 billion related to new forms of economic activity, including the sharing economy, in the year through June, the government said Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo maintains third place in global city ranking as work flexibility improves

November 25, 2021 - 06:43
Tokyo ranked third after London and New York in an annual Global Power City Index report released Wednesday, retaining the position for the sixth consecutive year thanks to greater work flexibility amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Japan Times)
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Black Friday blowout: Japan retailers embracing U.S. shopping period

November 25, 2021 - 06:39
Black Friday sales have recently been taking root in Japan and this year the nation’s retailers are expecting customers to go on a shopping spree following last year’s weak sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Japan Times)
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All You Need To Know About Business Electricity Rates

November 24, 2021 - 03:33
Running a business means that you have to think through everything to reduce overheads and increase profit. (
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Making Sense of the Japanese Economy

November 23, 2021 - 02:12
Jesper Koll, executive director at Monex Group Japan, discusses Japan's latest spending package, what the new prime minister's new vision for the country means for Japan Inc. and his outlook for BOJ policy. (Bloomberg Markets and Finance)
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Japanese apparel firms halt use of Xinjiang cotton

November 23, 2021 - 02:04
Two major Japanese apparel companies have decided to stop using cotton from China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region due to allegations of forced labor there. (NHK)
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More EVs to hit Japanese market

November 22, 2021 - 16:38
More domestic and international automakers are set to roll out fully electric cars in Japan amid a growing global push for EVs. (NHK)
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Do you want to move to an office?

November 19, 2021 - 08:59
For many people, the office is practically an extra home. It is where most of a person's life is spent. (
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