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Japanese Firms Take Stricter Measures In Stride

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NHK
 
NHK asked major Japanese companies for their reaction to the government's stricter border control measure to contain the new variant Omicron.
There are concerns the government could further step up restrictions, affecting employees of Japanese firms when they return home from business trips...

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Whiskey Prices To Rise In Spring

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Suntory Spirits Ltd. said it will raise the prices of 31 whiskey products from brands including Hibiki and Yamazaki, starting with shipments from April 1.
The price hikes will range from 5% to 28%, and apply to products from eight domestic and imported whiskey brands. It will be ...

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Nissan To Invest ¥2 Trillion Over 5 Years To Accelerate EV Development

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Nissan Motor Co. announced Monday its long-term vision to introduce 15 new electric vehicles by fiscal 2030, including EVs equipped with lightweight next-generation all-solid-state batteries.
To accelerate the electrification of its vehicles, the company plans to invest about ¥2 ...

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Kishida Calls For Raises Of Over 3% Ahead Of Japan's Annual Wage Negotiations

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida expressed hope Friday that companies will agree to increase wages by over 3% during shunto wage negotiations next spring.
“I want companies whose earnings have returned to levels before the novel coronavirus pandemic to realize a wage increase of over 3%...

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Axe Falls On Mizuho Execs After Spate Of System Glitches

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Mizuho Financial Group Inc. President Tatsufumi Sakai and Koji Fujiwara, the president of its banking unit, will stand down on April 1 to take responsibility for a series of system failures at the bank, the group announced Friday.
Mizuho Financial Group Chairman Yasuhiro Sato wil...

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Japan’s Releasing Of Oil Stockpile Is A Routine Measure: Hagiuda

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ARAB NEWS
 
About 4 million barrels of Japan’s strategic oil reserve released last week.
Japan will continue to work with major OPEC oil-producing countries such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates through various channels to stabilize the international oil market, Japan’s Minister of Tr...

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Ikea Is Offering A Tiny Apartment In Tokyo For Less Than $1 Per Month

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CNN
 
Swedish retailer Ikea is becoming a landlord in Japan with a tiny apartment it will rent out in Tokyo.
The 10-square-meter (107-square-foot) apartment is located in the Shinjuku district and will cost just 99 yen ($0.86) per month to rent, according to details released by Ikea this week.
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Japan To Release Hundreds Of Thousands Of Kiloliters Of Reserve Oil

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Japan will release hundreds of thousands of kiloliters (several million barrels) of crude oil from its emergency reserves, industry minister Koichi Hagiuda said on Wednesday, as the country seeks to address rising prices in tandem with the United States and other major energy-consum...

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Japan To Launch New Scheme To Foster Start-Ups

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
The government has decided to step up its efforts to foster start-ups and entrepreneurs, especially in the growing field of digital technology.
Starting next year, the government will provide subsidies to large companies that employ future entrepreneurs, and also to start-ups tha...

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Arcades In Japan Keep Closing, Which Sucks

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KOTAKU.COM
 
Covid-19 has been speeding up the hollowing out of the Japanese arcade industry
The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the Japanese arcade industry hard. With the country closed off to tourism, it might only seem like big city arcades are the ones that are hurting the most. That’s simply not ...

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