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Japan Aims to More Than Quadruple Rice Exports in 2019

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Japan's agriculture ministry said Friday it is aiming to more than quadruple the country's annual rice and rice product exports to 100,000 tons in 2019, ministry officials said Friday.
On the back of falling domestic demand, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisherie...

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Convenience Stores Hire Foreigners to Tackle Labor Shortage

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Facing a serious labor shortage, major convenience store operators are stepping up efforts to hire overseas students and homemakers with young children to work in their outlets.
In a bid to add overseas students to its workforce, Lawson, Inc. began conducting training courses in ...

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Ikea Cuts Prices on 600 Furniture Items in Japan Amid Intense Competition

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Ikea Japan K.K. on Thursday lowered the price of about 600 items sold in Japan to appeal to customers amid severe competition from rivals, including domestic home furnishings chain Nitori Holdings Co. and online competitors.
The products include tables, sofas and other popular go...

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Japanese Shoppers Open Their Wallets, Raising Hopes for Sustained Revival

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Japan's cautious consumers are starting to loosen up, spending more on cars and home appliances and offering hope that domestic demand - and not just exports - will be strong enough to reflate an economy that has been sluggish for many years.
The tightest labor market since ...

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Unattended Sales Stands Increasing

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — More and more convenience store operators and food makers are installing unattended sales stands or vending machines in business offices, in a bid to tap demand from busy white collar workers.
Convenience store operator Lawson Inc. launched this month “Petit ...

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Bunch of Grapes Fetches Record ¥1.11 Million

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
KANAZAWA (Jiji Press) — A bunch of premium grapes developed in Ishikawa Prefecture fetched a record high of ¥1.11 million in the first auction of this season on Friday.
The price for the grapes, Ruby Roman, eclipsed the previous high of ¥1.10 million marked last year.
“We’re happ...

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Bunch of Grapes Fetches Record ¥1.11 Million

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
KANAZAWA (Jiji Press) — A bunch of premium grapes developed in Ishikawa Prefecture fetched a record high of ¥1.11 million in the first auction of this season on Friday.
The price for the grapes, Ruby Roman, eclipsed the previous high of ¥1.10 million marked last year.
“We’re happ...

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End of an Era for Shimokitazawa Market

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
The brown, light blue and gray tin roofs of Ekimae Shokuhin Ichiba, a shopping street whose name literally means a food market in front of a station, form a patchwork in front of Shimokitazawa Station in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo. This small strip has been popular for many years but i...

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Citizen Watch Opens Flagship Store in Ginza

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO  - Citizen Watch Co Ltd on Thursday opens the Citizen Flagship Store Tokyo, the company's first flagship store in the world, in the new Ginza Six, a premier luxury shopping destination in Ginza.
The new store boasts one of the largest collections of Citizen brands and Citizen ...

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New Shopping Complex Ginza Six Opens in Tokyo

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - A new shopping complex opened Thursday at the former site of the Matsuzakaya department store in Tokyo's Ginza district featuring high-end boutiques and a traditional performing art theater targeting both tourists and domestic customers.
The 13-story Ginza Six complex hosts ...

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