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Research and Risk: Keys to Success in Japan

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - At first glance, the Japanese market appears a dauntingly tough nut to crack. The language barrier is difficult to surmount, staff insist on doing things “the Japanese way,” and regulations create a labyrinth designed to protect domestic companies.
And while the norms of doi...

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Tatami Promoters in Kumamoto Develop Rush-flavored ‘Edible Chopsticks’

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JAPAN TIMES
 
KUMAMOTO – When you have finished your meal, you can eat your chopsticks!
A group in Kumamoto Prefecture promoting the wider use of tatami has developed “edible chopsticks” with the flavor of rushes, a material to make the traditional mats, in cooperation with a confectionery maker....

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‘Cinderella Technologies’ Make Over Women

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
The term “Cinderella technology” (see below) refers to technology that alters women’s looks to be more attractive appearance.
One especially popular technology automatically processes women’s photos of themselves to make their eyes larger or their faces smaller than in reality. H...

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Sony Officially Announces Pricing for PlayStation VR Add-on For PlayStation 4

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ROCKET NEWS
 
Here’s how much real-world money it’ll cost you to play in Sony’s virtual video game domain.
After months of speculation, Sony has finally announced pricing for its highly anticipated PlayStation VR. While the virtual reality add-on won’t quite meet the company’s previously promised...

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Japanese New Year: Traditions, Countdowns And Fireworks

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JAPAN TODAY
 TOKYO —In some countries, Christmas decorations get taken down well after Christmas (or even New Year), but in Japan, after the 25th, it’s as if Christmas never happened. That’s because in Japan, Christmas is, like Halloween, just another fun holiday without traditional, cultural (le...

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