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Efforts Underway To Commercialize ‘Flying Cars’

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Flying cars are expected to be used as a means of transportation to the site of the Osaka-Kansai Japan Expo 2025.
Yet many problems remain to be solved before the technology can come to a street — or a sky — near you. It is not yet clear when these futuristic vehicles will be int...

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Report Touts Benefits Of Second Jobs For Workers, Firms

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Japan's largest business lobby recently released a report it says shows the benefits that can come from allowing people to take on secondary employment, with the arrangement delivering a happier and more productive workforce while addressing some of the nation's demographic challeng...

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Gov't To Sell ¥1 Tril Tranche Of Japan Post Shares

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JAPAN TODAY
 
The Japanese government plans to sell by early November a 1 trillion yen tranche of shares in Japan Post Holdings Co, a postal and financial services group privatized 14 years ago.
The Finance Ministry said the proceeds from the share sale, which will lower the government's stake fr...

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Japan PM Kishida Says Has No Plan To Alter Capital-Gains, Dividend Taxes

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REUTERS
 
Japan's new Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, said on Sunday he won't seek to change the country's taxes on capital gains and dividends for now as he intends to pursue other steps for better wealth distribution, such as raising wages of medical workers.
Kishida, who has vowed to rectify we...

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Eneos To Buy Japan Renewable Energy For $1.8 Bln

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REUTERS
 
Japanese oil company Eneos Holdings Inc (5020.T) plans to buy Japan Renewable Energy for about 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion) from Goldman Sachs (GS.N) and Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday.
The deal would mark the first major purchase...

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Hybrid Wooden High-Rise Hotel Opens In Sapporo

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
A high-rise hotel with upper levels made of wood has opened in Sapporo, and operator Mitsubishi Estate Co. said most of the lumber used to construct the 11-story building was sourced from Hokkaido.
The top three stories of the Royal Park Canvas Sapporo Odori Park hotel are made o...

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Qobuz Parent Company Xandrie Acquires Japan’s E-Onkyo Music

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MUSIC BUSINESS WORLDWIDE
 
Xandrie SA, parent company of France-born high-quality music streaming platform Qobuz, has acquired Japan’s e-onkyo music, a high-resolution music download platform, from Japanese electronics manufacturer Onkyo Corporation.
The acquisition marks the acceleration of Qobu...

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Japan To Gauge Timing For Restarting Subsidised Travel Programme

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REUTERS
 
The Japanese government will look into the right timing to restart a popular subsidised travel programme that was suspended late last year as coronavirus infections spread, broadcaster NHK reported on Tuesday, citing tourism minister Tetsuo Saito.
Saito, the newly appointed minister for...

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Gaming Chairs Win Over Teleworkers In Japan Amid Pandemic

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Demand for gaming chairs is expanding in Japan, on the back of the spread of esports and heightened home office demand amid the pandemic.
Originally developed for pro gamers who spend long hours in front of computer screens, the comfortable ergonomic chairs are now being used by ...

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Hokkaido Air System Takes Delivery Of Third ATR 42-600

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Hokkaido Air System’s (HAC) latest ATR 42-600 left Toulouse has arrived in Japan, with a brand new One World Alliance livery and using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
The aircraft is the third ATR 42-600 that the airline, operated by Japan Airlines, has received since its first del...

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