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Japan's First Visceral Fat Reduction Drug

March 5, 2024 - 06:33
March 4th is "World Obesity Day." For the first time in Japan, a drug aimed at reducing visceral fat is set to be launched next month. (News On Japan)
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Nikkei Surpasses 40,000 for First Time

March 4, 2024 - 10:54
The Tokyo stock market saw the Nikkei average close above 40,000 yen for the first time in history on Monday. (News On Japan)
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China Cracks Down on Pirated Japanese Content

March 4, 2024 - 05:22
A Chinese court has delivered guilty verdicts to three individuals, two men and a woman in their thirties, for operating what is considered the largest piracy site for Japanese anime based in China. (News On Japan)
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Uniqlo Hires Record Number of International Staff

March 2, 2024 - 17:10
Fast Retailing, the company behind Uniqlo, held an early entrance ceremony on the 1st of March. (News On Japan)
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No Immediate Change in BOJ's Easing Policy, Says Governor Ueda

March 1, 2024 - 21:42
Bank of Japan Governor Kazuo Ueda, attending the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting, expressed caution about an early revision of the massive easing measures, stating that the 2% inflation target is not yet within sight. (News On Japan)
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Nostalgic "Showa-Era" iPhone Ad Captivates Seniors

March 1, 2024 - 06:18
Seniors in Japan are buzzing with excitement over a fictional commercial on YouTube that advertises iPhones in a "Showa" retro style. (News On Japan)
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Kao and Earth Develop Killer Mosquito Spray

February 29, 2024 - 17:29
Kao and Earth Corporation have announced the overseas release of a new insecticide that wets the surface of mosquitoes' wings and drops them instantly. (News On Japan)
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Toyota's Domestic Sales Decline for First Time in 13 Months

February 29, 2024 - 06:05
Toyota Motor Corporation's domestic sales in January decreased by 13.7% compared to the previous year, totaling 112,425 units, marking the first year-on-year decline in 13 months. (News On Japan)
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TVer Hits Record High with 35 Million Monthly Users in January 2024

February 28, 2024 - 17:08
Commercial broadcasting's official streaming service TVer (ティーバー) has reached a new milestone with its January 2024 monthly video views surpassing 400 million and total app downloads hitting 70 million. The number of monthly users has also reached a record high of 35 million MUB (Monthly Unique Browsers). (News On Japan)
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Honda Unveils Next-Generation Eco Car

February 28, 2024 - 16:36
Honda has unveiled a next-generation eco car that uses hydrogen as fuel and can also be charged from a household outlet. (News On Japan)
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Sony Group to Cut 900 Jobs in Its Gaming Division, Including Japan

February 28, 2024 - 09:34
Sony Group's gaming subsidiary, Sony Interactive Entertainment, has announced that it will be reducing its workforce by approximately 900 employees, which constitutes about 8% of its total staff. (News On Japan)
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World's Largest Gold Nugget Now Worth Billions

February 28, 2024 - 06:15
The world's largest gold nugget, certified by Guinness World Records, is currently on display in Izu, weighing in at 250 kilograms. (News On Japan)
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The Future of Convenience Stores

February 28, 2024 - 05:30
Seven-Eleven has unveiled a new store concept in Japan, signaling a potential shift in the retail landscape where convenience stores could meet all our shopping needs. (News On Japan)
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Inflation Eases as Japan's Consumer Price Index Grows 2.0% in January

February 27, 2024 - 14:06
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications announced that the national consumer price index for January, excluding the volatile prices of fresh food, rose 2.0% compared to January of last year. (News On Japan)
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Omron to Solicit Voluntary Retirement from Around 1,000 Domestic Employees

February 27, 2024 - 13:48
Omron Corporation, a major electronics manufacturer headquartered in Kyoto, has announced plans to cut about 2,000 jobs both domestically and internationally in response to deteriorating performance due to China's economic slowdown. In Japan, the company aims to solicit voluntary retirements for approximately 1,000 employees, which accounts for about 10% of its workforce. (News On Japan)
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Gunma's Iconic Scarf Factory Closes After 120 Years

February 27, 2024 - 06:37
A renowned manufacturer of scarves, highly acclaimed domestically and internationally, has decided to close its doors. Scarves with vertical stripes and bold colors are its hallmark. It even topped sales for five consecutive years at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. (News On Japan)
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Innovative "High-Density Planting" Doubles Efficiency

February 27, 2024 - 06:30
As part of the "Creating the Future from Here" project, TV Asahi is presenting SDGs initiatives on climate change. The theme for Monday's show is "Both Enjoyable Work and Economic Growth," covering an apple orchard that is challenging the future of agriculture with its innovative cultivation method. (News On Japan)
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Daihatsu's Oita Factory Restarts with a 10-Model Lineup

February 26, 2024 - 16:43
Daihatsu Motor Co. has resumed production of ten vehicle models, including its mainstay mini vehicles, at its factory in Oita Prefecture, which had been halted due to an issue with improper certification acquisition. However, the scale of the production resumption, including models for which a plan has been established, remains limited to 40% of Daihatsu's total domestic production, raising concerns about the prolonged impact on suppliers and related businesses. (News On Japan)
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Golden Toilet Symbolizes Era of Excess

February 24, 2024 - 06:21
As the Nikkei reaches historic highs, investors are reminiscent of the last time the market reached such dizzy heights in 1989, the end of an era as Heisei began, marked by the emergence of the Recruit scandal, considered the largest corruption scandal in the post-war era, leading to the formation of a new government led by Prime Minister Takeshita. (News On Japan)
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Amazon to Raise Free Shipping Threshold to Over 3,500 Yen

February 24, 2024 - 05:21
Online retail giant Amazon has announced that it will raise the threshold for free shipping on standard deliveries in Japan. (News On Japan)
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