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Osaka ramen shop ordered to remove dragon's tail

October 28, 2023 - 11:37
A court in Osaka has ordered the removal of a protruding tail of a three-dimensional dragon signboard outside a popular ramen shop in Osaka's Minami district. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo consumer prices rise 2.7 percent; accommodation fees jump 42.8 percent

October 27, 2023 - 12:49
The consumer price index for Tokyo's 23 wards increased by 2.7 percent compared to the same month of the previous year, excluding perishable foods, while the first expansion in growth was recorded in four months, as announced by Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. (News On Japan)
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Narita Airport facing severe worker shortage

October 27, 2023 - 12:32
The number of shops and staff at Japan's Narita Airport has taken a big hit since the start of the pandemic. The slump comes at a difficult time for the transport hub, which is facing a resurgence in tourists and other travelers. (NHK)
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Middle-aged men on apps lead US$67 tril Japan FX trading boom

October 26, 2023 - 13:20
Salarymen scrolling through their phones on the subway are a common sight in Tokyo, but they aren’t all playing Pokémon Go — many are on trading apps, aggressively buying and selling the yen to profit from short-term swings. (The Edge)
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Kokusai Electric has strong debut in year's biggest Japan IPO

October 26, 2023 - 08:27
A Japanese maker of chip-manufacturing equipment had a strong debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, rising on its first day of trading. The listing of Kokusai Electric on the TSE's Prime market was the biggest initial public offering this year in Japan. (NHK)
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Toyota Press Conference at the 2023 Japan Mobility Show

October 26, 2023 - 08:05
At this Toyota Booth we are communicating a mobility future full of diversity. There are as many diverse needs and values as there are people in the world... (The Wheel Network)
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Average Salary in Japan: Myths and Realities Unveiled

October 25, 2023 - 00:17
Explore the average salary in Japan by age, gender, region, and sector. Dive deep into Japan's salary trends and understand what drives earnings in this dynamic nation. (
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Japan's GDP to be overtaken by Germany in 2023, IMF forecasts

October 25, 2023 - 00:14
Germany's nominal gross domestic product is likely to overtake Japan's this year, with the weak yen and inflation in Europe pushing up the value of Germany's gross domestic product in U.S. dollar terms, according to a forecast by the International Monetary Fund. (Nikkei)
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Japan launches antimonopoly probe into Google's search dominance

October 23, 2023 - 17:26
Japan's competition watchdog on Monday said it would start investigating Google's possible breach of antimonopoly laws in web search services, following similar steps taken by authorities in Europe and other major economies. (Reuters)
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Bento boss apologizes for 500 cases of food poisoning

October 22, 2023 - 17:37
The president of the bento (boxed lunch) maker "Yoshidaya", responsible for over 500 cases of food poisoning nationwide last month, held his first press conference and gave a tearful apology. (News On Japan)
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Japan's property market shows signs of overheating, central bank says

October 21, 2023 - 09:13
Japan's property market is showing signs of overheating because of an inflow of foreign money and growing investments by major real estate developers, the central bank warned on Friday. (
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Toyota to adopt Tesla charger for North American EV models

October 21, 2023 - 09:10
Toyota said Thursday it will adopt Tesla's charging standards for its electric vehicles to be sold in North America from 2025, joining a growing list of automakers utilizing the industry giant's quick charging network. (Japan Times)
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At last, the sun rises on Japanese equities

October 21, 2023 - 07:39
The Japanese economy, after a prolonged period of stagnation, is currently experiencing a renaissance. A confluence of unique tailwinds in the current market environment suggests a supportive backdrop for future equity returns. (
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Japan's largest machine tool trade fair opens in Nagoya

October 20, 2023 - 08:10
MECT 2023, Japan's largest trade fair for machine tools, has opened in Nagoya, featuring 492 domestic and international companies exhibiting tools and industrial robots. (News On Japan)
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Honda and GM to launch driverless taxis in Japan

October 19, 2023 - 18:12
Honda Motor on Thursday said it will start a driverless taxi service in Japan in partnership with General Motors. The automakers along with GM's self-driving service subsidiary will form a joint venture in 2024 and launch the taxi service in 2026 in central Tokyo. (Nikkei)
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Mitsubishi to pull out of China due to rapid EV shift

October 19, 2023 - 16:47
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is expected to withdraw from automobile production in China, with a decision likely at an upcoming board of directors meeting. (News On Japan)
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30% of Japan supermarkets in red

October 18, 2023 - 08:15
Due to the impact of surging prices, 30 percent of supermarkets in Japan are operating at a loss. (News On Japan)
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What is Workman's unique strategy?

October 16, 2023 - 20:42
Workman, a major work wear company, announced its expansion into the global market in August of this year, starting with the opening of a store in Taiwan in 2027. (News On Japan)
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Japan households’ inflation expectations rise slightly

October 16, 2023 - 06:14
Japanese households’ price forecasts rose slightly in the three months to September, a quarterly central bank survey showed on Friday. (Reuters)
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Japan developers boost hotel investment as foreign tourists flood in

October 16, 2023 - 06:06
Japan's real estate companies are ramping up their investments in hotels as foreign tourists return to the country with a vengeance. (Nikkei)
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