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Number Of S. Koreans Visiting Japan Dropped 7.6% In July

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO (Bloomberg) — The number of South Koreans visiting Japan dropped 7.6 percent in July, underscoring the toll a trade spat is taking on commerce in both countries.
The decline in South Korean tourists dented an otherwise positive result, with the total number of visitors to J...

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Japan Post Reveals 104,000 Aflac Policies Improperly Sold, Bringing Total From Insurance Debacle To 287,000

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Scandal-hit Japan Post Co. improperly sold around 104,000 insurance policies issued by U.S. partner Aflac Inc., sources close to the matter said Wednesday, bringing the total for inappropriately sold policies to 287,000 nationwide.
As the debacle expands, the problems are being blam...

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In High-Tech Japan, Cash Is Still King

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CHANNEL NEWS ASIA
 
TOKYO: Once a pioneer in cashless transactions, Japan is now lagging behind as the world's biggest economies increasingly embrace electronic payments - because its ageing population still prefers physical money.
Four out of five purchases are still made with cash in Japan, des...

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Japan Sow Stocks Rebound After Years of Decline from PEDv

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PORK BUSINESS
 
Has Japan’s hog industry finally shaken off the worst effects of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreak of 2013? The Foreign Agricultural Service/Tokyo thinks so, as sow stocks recover to levels not seen in recent years, according to the August USDA FAS Global Agricul...

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How An Obscure Rubber Company In Japan Became A Linchpin Of The Tech Industry

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JAPAN TIMES
 
When Japan decided to pick a fight with South Korea last month, it dug deep into the supply chain to impose sanctions on three obscure materials made by a handful of Japanese companies few have ever heard of.
The most powerful weapon in Tokyo’s campaign against its neighbor turned o...

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High-End Rebrand Makes Life Sweet For Japan's 'Ice Farmers'

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JAPAN TODAY
 
NIKKO - In a mountainous area north of Tokyo, a priest blows a conch shell as Yuichiro Yamamoto bows and thanks the nature gods for this year's "good harvest": natural ice.
Yamamoto is one of Japan's few remaining "ice farmers", eschewing the ease of refrigeration for open-air pools...

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Rhipe Sets Up Japan Business In Joint Venture With Japan Business Systems

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CRN
 
Cloud distributor rhipe is setting up a Japanese business in partnership with Microsoft Japan's partner of the year six years in a row.
rhipe Japan will be established as a joint venture between rhipe and Japan Business Systems (JBS), a 29-year-old Microsoft partner with more than 2000 empl...

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More Firms Viewing Better Sleep As Sound Investment

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
 
OSAKA (Jiji Press) — An increasing number of Japanese companies are working to improve the quality of sleep of their workers, with some seeking business opportunities from “sleep technologies” for comfortable sleep.
In July, Rohto Pharmaceutical Co. launched an effort to improv...

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S Korean Boycott Hitting Sales Of Uniqlo, Company Says

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JAPAN TODAY
 
A boycott on Japanese goods in South Korea has had an impact on casual clothing chain Uniqlo’s sales in the country, the company said on Friday, highlighting the widening economic hit from a diplomatic row over Tokyo’s wartime role.
Japan’s decision last month to tighten controls on...

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The Japanese Air Force One is up for sale for a cool $28 million

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BUSINESS INSIDER
 
·  A Boeing 747-400 used as Japan’s Air Force One was recently listed for sale on aviation website Controller.
·  It’s no normal 747, though – the jumbo jet is outfitted with an incredible assortment of VIP features, like a bedroom, a shower, and an office.
·  Take a look below...

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