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ANA, JAL Use Biofuels On Domestic Flights

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
All Nippon Airways Co. and Japan Airlines Co. announced separately Friday that they used sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) on regular domestic flights the previous day.
SAF are plant-derived aviation fuels jointly developed by IHI Corp., Mitsubishi Power Ltd., and other firms in a...

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Japan Consumer Prices Rise For First Time In 14 Months

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JAPAN TODAY
 
 
Consumer prices rose slightly in Japan in May for the first time in 14 months, data showed Friday, but analysts said they were unlikely to soar above pre-pandemic levels.
Japan has long battled to hit a two percent inflation target seen as key to turbocharging the world's third-la...

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Landmark Akihabara Arcade Adores Is Latest Tokyo Game Center To Go Out Of Business

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Tokyo’s Akihabara neighborhood is a mecca for anime and video game fans, with a higher concentration of enthusiast oriented shops and venues than anywhere else in the country.
But while the otaku flame burns bright in Akihabara, that doesn’t mean every establishment lasts forever, a...

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Japan Companies Prepare To Vaccinate Employees

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
With workplace vaccinations against COVID-19 set to get fully underway next Monday, various companies are hurrying to prepare.
At Itochu Corp.’s Tokyo headquarters, 1,200 doses of vaccine arrived on Tuesday and were taken to its in-house clinic. The trading firm is planning to in...

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Japan's May Exports Log Sharpest Rise In 41 Years On Pandemic Recovery

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Japan's exports in May jumped 49.6 percent from a year ago to post the sharpest rise in over four decades, with their rebound from a coronavirus pandemic-induced downturn driven by solid demand for cars and auto parts, government data showed Wednesday.
Exports of goods surged to 6.2...

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Toshiba Holds Extra Board Meeting After Probe Report

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Toshiba Corp. held an extraordinary board meeting on Sunday after an investigation report by a group of independent lawyers concluded last week that the company’s annual meeting of shareholders last year was not managed fairly.
The directors of the major elec...

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Toshiba's No. 2 Shareholder Calls For Immediate Resignation Of Chairman, 3 Directors

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Toshiba Corp's second-biggest shareholder on Sunday demanded the board chairman and three other directors immediately resign after an investigation found the company had colluded with the Japanese government to pressure foreign investors.
The letter, seen by Reuters, is from 3D Inve...

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Secom Puts High Spec Robots On Patrol

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JAPAN NEWS
 
A security robot has been developed that will fight off intruders by emitting smoke, major security firm Secom Co. announced Thursday.
If the AI- and 5G-equipped robot Cocobo encounters anyone suspicious while on patrol in various business or office buildings, it will intimidate them...

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Toshiba Colluded With Government To Undermine Shareholders, Probe Finds

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REUTERS
 
Japan's trade ministry colluded with Toshiba Corp's (6502.T) management to unduly influence a key shareholder vote last year, an independent probe found, undermining Tokyo's efforts to improve corporate governance and win over foreign investors.
The investigators' report released on Thu...

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Japan Pushes Higher Wages In Bid For Regional Revitalization

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JAPAN TIMES
 
The government plans to boost minimum wages in regional areas as part of efforts to address the over-concentration of people in Tokyo and ensure sustainable economic growth, officials said.
A draft of the government's annual economic and fiscal policy guidelines calls for efforts to...

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