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Foreign Buyers Flood Japan’s Vacant Homes Market

June 11, 2024 - 02:24
Foreigners have been showing significant interest in Japan's vacant homes, commonly known as 'akiya,' due to the country's aging population and rural depopulation issues. But what kind of vacant homes are attracting these buyers? (News On Japan)
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Reform Sought for Law Forcing Unified Surnames in Marriage

June 11, 2024 - 02:02
The Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) has released a proposal seeking the amendment of the current law that mandates married couples to choose one surname upon marriage. (News On Japan)
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Japan revises Q1 GDP contraction to annualised 1.8%

June 10, 2024 - 21:11
Japan's economy contracted at a narrower pace of 1.8% annualised in the January-March period from the previous quarter, government data showed on Monday. (Reuters)
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Rising Costs and Yen Depreciation Lead to Surge in Bankruptcies

June 10, 2024 - 21:06
The number of corporate bankruptcies in Japan last month surpassed 1,000 for the first time in nearly 11 years. (News On Japan)
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Japan Records Largest-Ever April Current Account Surplus

June 10, 2024 - 20:54
Japan's Ministry of Finance announced that the current account surplus for April, reflecting transactions in goods and services with overseas, was 2.0505 trillion yen. This marks the 15th consecutive month of surplus and the largest April surplus since comparable records began in 1985. (News On Japan)
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Yamato Transport Expands 'Leave at Door' Service

June 10, 2024 - 16:13
Yamato Transport, Japan's largest parcel delivery company, is expanding its "leave at door" delivery service from June 10 to reduce redeliveries and ease the burden on drivers. This service allows packages to be left at the recipient's doorstep or another designated location if they are not home. (News On Japan)
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New Strategy to Attract Young Carpenters

June 9, 2024 - 07:15
The construction industry has long been known for its tough and demanding image, leading to a noticeable labor shortage. The proportion of young workers in the industry has been declining each year, while the aging workforce continues to grow. (News On Japan)
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Expansion Boom in Theme Parks: What's Driving Growth?

June 9, 2024 - 05:22
The theme park industry is experiencing a boom in new openings and expansions, such as the much-anticipated new area at Tokyo DisneySea. Despite rising prices and a trend towards consumer savings, theme parks continue to see growing sales. This report delves into the "magic" behind the industry's success. (News On Japan)
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Apartment Building Blocking Mount Fuji View to be Demolished

June 8, 2024 - 05:40
A nearly completed apartment building in Kunitachi City, Tokyo, is set to be demolished due to growing demands for the construction to be halted because it obstructs the view of Mount Fuji. (News On Japan)
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Mitsubishi UFJ Bank Offers 10,000 Yen Cashback for New Accounts via Smartphone

June 8, 2024 - 04:37
In an effort to attract new deposits in the "world of interest," Mitsubishi UFJ Bank is launching a campaign offering a 10,000 yen cashback for new account openings via smartphones. (News On Japan)
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Wage Gap in Japan: Women Earn 25% Less

June 6, 2024 - 11:06
The wage gap between men and women in Japan shows no signs of narrowing, with women earning about 25% less than men. As the government attempts to address the issue, some companies are working to improve the treatment of female employees. (News On Japan)
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How Does the Appearance of a Home Improve with Sofa Covers?

June 5, 2024 - 19:45
The living room, which serves as the focal point of their home, greatly affects how at ease and at ease individuals feel. One simple yet powerful way to update their living space is to get fashionable couch coverings. (News On Japan)
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Japan Real Wages Fall for Record 25 Consecutive Months in April

June 5, 2024 - 17:22
The nominal wages received by Japan's workers in April increased by 2.1% compared to the same period last year, but real wages, which account for changes in prices, decreased by 0.7%. This marks the 25th consecutive month of decline in real wages, the longest on record. (News On Japan)
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Japan's New Strategy Targets Content Industry

June 5, 2024 - 08:26
The Japanese government has announced its aim to expand Japan's content industry globally, targeting an economic impact of 50 trillion yen. (News On Japan)
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New Banknotes to Debut in July for the First Time in 20 Years

June 4, 2024 - 22:37
Japan will introduce new banknotes in July for the first time in 20 years, featuring Shibusawa Eiichi on the 10,000 yen note, Tsuda Umeko on the 5,000 yen note, and Kitasato Shibasaburo on the 1,000 yen note. However, the change poses challenges for vending machine replacements. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Transport Ministry Raids Toyota Headquarters

June 4, 2024 - 15:43
Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism conducted a raid on Toyota Motor Corporation's headquarters on Tuesday morning after discovering fraudulent activities related to the certification of 'type approval,' which is necessary for mass production of vehicles. (News On Japan)
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Toyota and Four Other Motor Companies Exposed for Fraud

June 3, 2024 - 23:28
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has revealed that an internal investigation prompted by a series of fraudulent vehicle certification tests by Daihatsu Motor and others has uncovered similar fraud by Toyota and four other companies. (News On Japan)
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Empowering Businesses: Unveiling Energy Comparison Insights

June 3, 2024 - 22:03
When it comes to business energy comparison, managing costs effectively is crucial. Energy consumption is one of the most significant expenses for any business. (News On Japan)
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AEON Launches Nationwide Fixed Price 40,000 Yen Sale

June 3, 2024 - 15:57
In response to the fixed tax reduction that started this month, AEON has launched an flash sale, uniformly reducing prices to 40,000 yen. (News On Japan)
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AKB48 Investigates DX at Small Factories!

June 3, 2024 - 04:03
AKB48 takes a closer look at digital transformation (DX) in small factories across Japan. How deeply has DX penetrated small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)? AKB48 reports from the ground, unveiling the future shaped by DX. (News On Japan)
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