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Yoshinoya chain refused to let "foreign" student attend recruitment event

May 7, 2022 - 16:43
The Yoshinoya "gyudon" beef bowl restaurant chain refused to allow a university student to attend a recruitment event after assuming the student was a foreign national, an official of the chain's holding company said Friday. (Kyodo)
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GemTRX - How A Technology Company Perfected Cloud Mining

May 7, 2022 - 12:21
TRON is a prominent cryptocurrency project in the current digital ecosystem. (
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JAL sees return to profit as Japan moves to reopen borders

May 7, 2022 - 02:20
Japan Airlines Co. forecast a return to profit this year, betting on a pick-up in domestic and international travel as the nation signals it’s ready to loosen virus-related border controls. (
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Tokyo consumer prices rise at fastest pace in seven years

May 6, 2022 - 10:10
Core consumer prices in Tokyo, considered a leading indicator of Japanese price trends, rose 1.9% in April from a year earlier, marking the fastest annual pace in seven years, government data showed on Friday. (Nikkei)
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Global supplies shortage and dependence on West spell urgency, opportunity

May 6, 2022 - 10:09
Japanese pharmaceutical and medical material makers are expanding domestic output of ingredients and production materials for vaccines in response to a creeping shortage of supplies globally. (Nikkei)
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COVID-hit Japan travel agency looks for growth in agriculture

May 5, 2022 - 14:08
Major Japanese travel agency H.I.S. Co has decided to move into agriculture to diversify its revenue sources after a tough period in which the coronavirus pandemic dealt a heavy blow to the tourism sector. (Japan Today)
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Will an ever feebler currency save or sink Japan’s economy?

May 4, 2022 - 17:25
The last time the Japanese yen dipped below 130 to the American dollar, in 2002, China’s economy was smaller than France’s, Vladimir Putin was meeting Western officials with a smile, and the rapper Eminem was atop the pop-music charts. (The Economist)
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War could drive up price of Japan’s low-cost soul food

May 4, 2022 - 02:41
Rising costs and Russia's invasion of Ukraine have taken an unlikely toll on Japan's beloved soba noodles, leaving some chefs with little choice but to raise prices. ( Reuters)
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Is Japan Good for LGBTQ+ Talent?

May 4, 2022 - 02:39
You want a job in Japan? You want a business? You better connect, b**ch! We joined a group of professional LGBTQ+ people in Tokyo named "Fruits in Suits Tokyo". (Tokyo BTM)
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Stores prepare for peak season of iconic backpack sales despite soaring prices

May 4, 2022 - 02:30
The new school term began in April, but stores are already preparing the newest models of the iconic randoseru backpacks for children who will enter Japan’s elementary schools in 2023 as families increasingly purchase them earlier — and with higher price tags. (Japan Times)
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Mystays Hotel Management prepares Nikko, other hot spots for tourists' return

May 3, 2022 - 13:48
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has been battering Japan's tourism industry, traditional inns in Nikko and Nasu -- tourist destinations north of Tokyo -- are getting fresh money to remake themselves as modern hot-spring spa resorts. (Nikkei)
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All English procedures for foreign securities firms in Japan

May 2, 2022 - 11:43
Japan's Financial Services Agency has revised its regulations in a bid to attract more foreign securities firms to the country. They can now complete all procedures for establishing a presence in Japan in English. (NHKn)
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Hope fizzles for Japan's 'revenge spending' splurge as inflation looms

May 2, 2022 - 11:39
Japanese mother of three Maiko Takahashi was never one to pinch pennies or accept hand-me-downs for her children even though circumstances for her single-income family have always been fairly modest. (
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