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Skechers Launches New High-tech Distribution Center in Tokyo, Japan

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FOOTWEAR NEWS
 
Skechers is launching a brand new distribution center in Minato City, Tokyo, Japan that is outfitted with technology to help automate the fulfillment process.
The new center was built with technology from Hai Robotics, an automated storage and retrieval systems provider, as well a...

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JAL Flies 1st Freighter In 13 Years Amid High Online Shopping Demand

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Japan Airlines Co on Monday began flying a cargo plane for the first time in more than 13 years, as the company hopes to tap into growing demand for online shopping worldwide following the coronavirus pandemic.
JAL's dedicated cargo aircraft service is offered in partnership with a ...

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Japan Core Machinery Orders Up 2.7% in December

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JAPAN NEWS
 
Japan’s seasonally adjusted core machinery orders in December 2023 rose 2.7% from the previous month, up for the first time in two months, driven by brisk demand from manufacturers including chemical makers, the Cabinet Office said Monday.
Private-sector orders excluding those for sh...

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Rakuten Logs Second-Largest Annual Net Loss

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JAPAN TIMES
 
 
Rakuten Group on Wednesday reported a group net loss of ¥339.4 billion for the year through December, its second-largest annual loss ever, as its mobile phone operations continued to struggle.
The Japanese cybermall and mobile phone company incurred a net loss for the fifth straig...

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Japan Oks Bill To Ease Burden On Truck Drivers Amid Labor Shortage

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JAPAN TODAY
 
The Japanese government approved Tuesday a bill to improve labor conditions for truck drivers, promoting better pay and implementing measures to reduce hours worked in response to the labor shortage in the logistics industry.
The law will require prime contractors to keep documentat...

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Combined Sales of Beer, Quasi Beer Rise 6% in January

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JAPAN NEWS
 
Combined sales of beer and quasi beer in Japan rose 6% in January compared to a year earlier, four major beer makers said Tuesday.
Beer, for which taxes were reduced in line with last October’s liquor tax revision, maintained strong sales, especially long-selling products, and sales ...

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Data Rigging Scandals Threaten To Undermine Toyota's Growth

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Behind Toyota Motor Corp's record earnings announced last Tuesday are its relentless efforts to make its vehicles reliable and operations leaner. A series of data fraud scandals at the auto group have put part of its success formula at risk of collapse.
Data rigging in vehicle certi...

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Japanese Firms Boosting Pay For Young Workers Is Good News For Bank Of Japan

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THE BUSINESS TIMES
 
A Japanese research team said Thursday that it has become the world's first to create miniaturized organs closely resembling the human placenta in structure and functions.
The team, including researchers of Tokyo Medical and Dental University, expects that the human placenta ...

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Japan's Current Account Surplus Doubles To ¥20.63 Tril In 2023

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Japan's current account surplus nearly doubled to 20.63 trillion yen in 2023 from a year earlier, boosted by record returns on foreign investments and a sharp drop in the trade deficit, government data showed Thursday.
Primary income swelled to 34.56 trillion yen, the highest since ...

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Japan’s Valentine’s Day Chocolate Budget Sees 34% Rise

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JAPAN TIMES
 
The average budget for women planning to buy Valentine’s Day chocolate stands at ¥5,024, marking a 34% increase from the previous year, according to a survey released Thursday by Tokyo research firm Intage.
Despite concerns about rising prices impacting spending habits, all categori...

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