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Japan Railway Glitch Halts Credit Card Ticket Purchases Nationwide

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KYODO NEWS
 
TOKYO - Railway firms including East Japan Railway Co. and West Japan Railway Co. experienced a technical glitch with their ticketing system Monday morning that temporarily prevented credit card purchases, their ticketing system management company said.
Cash purchases and Central Jap...

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Half of Uniqlo, Muji stores being shut in China

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Japanese retailers are expanding outlet suspensions in China amid the unfolding coronavirus crisis, with about half of the Uniqlo apparel and Muji household goods stores there being shut.
Fast Retailing Co. has closed about 370 of its 750 Uniqlo outlets in Ch...

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India's Railway Project With Japan Faces $4.5 Bil. Budget Shortfall

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THE MAINICHI
 
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan plans to discuss how to proceed with a high-speed railway project in India employing Japan's shinkansen technology after its estimate found a budget shortfall of some 500 billion yen ($4.56 billion), a source close to the matter said Saturday.
The cost for th...

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Many Familymart Stores Less Profitable During Trial To Shorten Business Hours

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Convenience store chain FamilyMart Co. said Tuesday that operating profits fell at 59% of some 600 outlets that halted late-night operations in a trial to shorten business hours.
Announcing the results of the experiment conducted in October-December last year...

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Companies Making Good Use Of Platform At Sports Business Expo

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JAPAN TIMES
 
CHIBA – Beginning with last year’s Rugby World Cup, Japan has begun a golden period of hosting some of the world’s biggest sporting events, including, obviously, this summer’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and also the 2021 World Masters Games in Osaka.
Naturally, various businesse...

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Goldman Sachs Poised To Enter Japan Wealth Management Business

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. plans to enter the wealth management business in Japan, a person with knowledge of the matter said.
The U.S. bank will target high net worth individuals through its asset management unit, the person said, asking not to be identified because the plans are pri...

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How Japan Uses AI And Robotics To Solve Social Issues And Achieve Economic Growth

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HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
 
 
Automation has become part of the global manufacturing line, where robots take on repetitive jobs, like filling boxes or welding a car frame in the same way, day after day.
But what if robots could step away from their limited range of tasks, and start to problem solve...

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Robot Bartender May Serve Up a Solution in Japan

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VOA NEWS
TOKYO - Japan's first robot bartender has begun serving drinks in a Tokyo pub in a test that could usher in a wave of automation in restaurants and shops struggling to hire staff in an aging society. 
The repurposed industrial robot serves drinks in its own corner of a Japanese pub opera...

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AI Startup Digs Up Business Opportunity In Aging Water Pipes In Japan And Elsewhere

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JAPAN TIMES
 
When a fifth of the people living in the city of Wakayama faced a three-day water stoppage last month to fix a 60-year-old pipe network, they rushed to get ready, only to learn that the repairs could be made without a shutdown.
Some 3,000 complaints were filed with city officials, w...

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Japan Tourism Company Faces 20,000 Cancellations From Coronavirus Outbreak

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Tokyo (CNN) — The phone lines at Kamome, a Tokyo-based travel agency that specializes in tours for Chinese travelers, haven't stopped buzzing for the last three days.
On Sunday, China announced a ban on outbound group travel as part of its battle to stop the spread of the Wuhan coro...

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