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Sumitomo Forestry Buys Into WA Housing Market

Sumitomo Forestry Buys Into WA Housing Market (仕事)
TIMBERBIZ
 
Sumitomo Forestry has entered into an agreement to acquire a 51% stake in Scott Park Group, a company that operates a custom-built housing business in Western Australia. The acquisition...

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Foreign Treasury Pile Shrinks With China Further Trailing Japan

Foreign Treasury Pile Shrinks With China Further Trailing Japan (仕事)
YAHOO FINANCE
 
 
(Bloomberg) -- The tally of U.S. government debt held by other countries continues to shrink, leaving Japan with a larger lead over China as the top foreign owner, according to th...

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Japanese Minister Begins Paternity Leave After Son's Birth

Japanese Minister Begins Paternity Leave After Son's Birth (ニュース)
AL JAZEERA
 
Shinjiro Koizumi, son of an ex-prime minister, said he hopes to open debate on issue that remains sensitive in Japan.
Japan's popular environment minister announced the birth of his so...

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China's Mystery Virus Has Now Been Confirmed in Japan

China's Mystery Virus Has Now Been Confirmed in Japan (ニュース)
SCIENCE ALERT
 
Japan has confirmed a case of a mystery virus that first emerged in China and is from the same family as the deadly SARS pathogen, authorities said Thursday.
It appears to be only t...

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Pokémon Center Shibuya

Pokémon Center Shibuya (観光)
GAIJINPOT TRAVEL
Grab your pokeballs, a wild Mewtwo has appeared in Tokyo.
In stark contrast to other Pokémon Centers around Japan, the Shibuya outlet is a bit… dark. Its black walls and neon light...

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Japan's Music Industry Rises Again In New 'Age Of Discovery'

Japan's Music Industry Rises Again In New 'Age Of Discovery' (仕事)
NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW
 
World's second-biggest market sees growth in live music and physical sales
TOKYO -- On a chilly evening last month, tens of thousands of people gathered at the Saitama Super A...

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Softbank-Funded Hotel Firm Oyo Lays Off 10% Of India Staff

Softbank-Funded Hotel Firm Oyo Lays Off 10% Of India Staff (仕事)
JAPAN TODAY
 
MUMBAI - Indian hotel giant Oyo said Tuesday it is cutting 1,000 employees, or 10 percent of its local staff, as it battles multiple allegations including bribery and pressure from Ja...

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Japan Minister's Paternity Leave Challenges Work Pressure

Japan Minister's Paternity Leave Challenges Work Pressure (ニュース)
BBC
 
Japan's Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi has said he plans to take paternity leave - a rare decision that is making headlines in the country.
Mr Koizumi said he would take two weeks off ...

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Japanese Companies Prepare To Profit From Olympic Games

Japanese Companies Prepare To Profit From Olympic Games (仕事)
JAPAN TIMES
 
Businesses in Japan are gearing up to take the opportunity of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics this summer to boost their presence and expand sales.
One factor that may be vital to m...

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A Visit to Ebisu Garden Place

A Visit to Ebisu Garden Place (観光)
JAPAN TRAVEL
Photography, Beer And Festivals
Ebisu Station is next to the popular Shibuya Station on the JR Yamanote Line, but I have to admit that I hadn’t explored the Ebisu area well enough. Act...

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Lower Legal Age Presents Quandary Over When To Fete Start Of Adulthood

Lower Legal Age Presents Quandary Over When To Fete Start Of Adulthood (ニュース)
THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Many local governments remain undecided on whether coming-of-age ceremonies should continue to be held for people aged 20 after the legal adult age is lowered ...

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Nissan Denies Reported Plans To Split With Renault

Nissan Denies Reported Plans To Split With Renault (仕事)
JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Japanese auto giant Nissan is "in no way" planning to end its partnership with Renault, the Japanese automaker insisted Tuesday after a report suggested a divorce was possible...

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Japan’s Super Nintendo World Theme Park Will Feature Smart Mario-Themed Wristbands

Japan’s Super Nintendo World Theme Park Will Feature Smart Mario-Themed Wristbands (ニュース)
THE VERGE
 
Starting in Osaka, Japan and opening later in the US and Singapore
Super Nintendo Land, the Mario-themed expansion to Universal Studios, is shaping up to be one of the most interesting ...

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Billionaire Maezawa Tops Japan's Most Followed Twitter Rankings

Billionaire Maezawa Tops Japan's Most Followed Twitter Rankings (ニュース)
NEW YORK TIMES
 
TOKYO — Fashion billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has became Japan's most followed Twitter account, the social network said, boosted by a $9 million giveaway to his followers.
Maezawa's 7...

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Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese Billionaire Seeks 'Life Partner' For Moon Voyage

Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese Billionaire Seeks 'Life Partner' For Moon Voyage (ニュース)
BBC NEWS
 
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is looking for a female "life partner" to accompany him on Space X's maiden tourist voyage to the Moon.
The fashion mogul, 44, is set to be the first ...

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