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Japanese Convenience Stores Hot in China

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
BEIJING — Japanese-owned convenience store chains are stepping up efforts to expand their business operations in China, hoping to take advantage of an increase in the number of young middle-income Chinese, who have become important customers.
Currently, Japanese convenience store...

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Toshiba Sells Medical Devices Unit to Canon for Y665.5 Bil

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO — Japan’s Toshiba has sold its medical devices unit to camera and office equipment maker Canon for 665.5 billion yen, it said Thursday, as it sheds businesses to recover from a major accounting scandal.
The deal came as Toshiba’s share price plunged nearly eight percent after ...

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Pricey Gold Samurai Helmets On Sale For Japanese Boys

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO — Gold and silver ornamental samurai helmets went on sale at a Japanese jewelry store on Thursday ahead of an annual festival for boys.
Samurai helmets and samurai warrior figures are common decorations in Japanese homes with small boys, as the traditional armoured warriors ar...

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Purchase Cool Japanese Goods On The Go With The Ability To Search For Sale Items Only

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO — From Japan, the online proxy service that enables consumers from anywhere in the world to shop from Japanese websites, has updated their website, making it more responsive and mobile-device friendly to further improve user experience.
As one of the largest proxy shopping ser...

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Read My Lips: Abenomics Is Losing Its Gloss

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JAPAN TODAY
 
 
TOKYO —Lipstick shades are kissing off Japan’s short-lived economic recovery, and fashion industry hues are turning as somber as a central banker after another ineffectual splurge of money printing.
In the first year of Abenomics, the economic stimulus program of Prime
Minister Si...

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Electronics Firms Set To Raise Base Pay By Minimum ¥1,500

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
The Yomiuri Shimbun
Major electronics manufacturers, including Hitachi, Ltd. and Mitsubishi Electric Corp., are in the final stage of their adjustments for the proposal of a monthly basic pay hike of at least ¥1,500 in response to labor unions’ demands for ¥3,000 in this year’s s...

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Hand-me-downs: US Brands Find New Lease On Life In Japan

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO —For a glimpse of the latest fashion trends in Tokyo, venture to the Harajuku or Shimokitazawa shopping and entertainment districts. Renowned for narrow streets and off-the-beaten-track appeal, it is little wonder that independent live music venues, record stores, bars, and re...

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Sports Authority Stumbles As Online Shops Surge

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THE JAPAN TIMES
 
By Marcy Gordon / The Associated Press
Fans coveting their favorite team’s jersey with the personal touch of their name on the back are flocking online, likely not to the sports store at their local mall. Consumer habits are evolving. That looks to be one of the developments beh...

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Nintendo Halves Profit Forecast On Strong Yen

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO — Video game giant Nintendo on Friday chopped its full-year net profit forecast in half, saying slowing sales and a recent pick up in the Japanese currency were eating into its bottom line.
The Kyoto-based company said it now expected to eke out a 17 billion yen net profit in ...

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Economy, Strong Yen Defuse 'Explosive' Chinese Shopping In Japan

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO — Chinese tourists spent less in Tokyo shops during the Lunar New Year holidays compared with a year earlier, retailers said, as a stronger yen and slower economic growth at home discouraged the kind of “explosive buying” that became a buzzword in 2015.
Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdi...

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