BUSINESS

Apr 27
Apparently nobody goes to Tokyo Disney Resort anymore -- because it's too crowded. (Nikkei)
Apr 27
Legions of Japanese crisps addicts are suffering and it doesn't look like they'll be getting their full fix anytime soon. (Japan Today)
Apr 26
Lingerie make Triumph on Wednesday announced the creation a special bra in honor of an initiative designed to encourage company employees to leave the office early prior to the weekend, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)
Apr 26
Japan Post Holdings says it expects to book a net loss of about 360 million dollars for the business year that ended in March. (NHK)
Apr 26
Japan's growing labor shortage threatens the nation's ubiquitous convenience stores, whose business model relies on an army of part-timers packing bento lunch boxes, manning cash registers and delivering goods 24/7. (Japan Today)

Apr 25
The labor ministry referred advertising agency Dentsu Inc. and three officials from its offices in Nagoya, Osaka and Kyoto to prosecutors on Tuesday on suspicion of violating the Labor Standards Law by making employees work overtime beyond legal limits. (Japan Times)
Apr 25
Airbnb estimates that its services contributed 920 billion yen ($8.35 billion) to the Japanese economy in 2016, up 80% from the previous year, as foreign users took advantage of affordable lodging in big cities and rural areas. (Nikkei)
Apr 25
The Japanese government on Monday filed a candidacy for the western Japan city of Osaka to host the 2025 World Exposition with the Bureau International des Expositions in Paris. (Jiji)
Apr 25
Rakuten Inc announced the official launch of "Rakuten Super English," a comprehensive English learning service utilizing technology to provide a practical English learning and a new style of studying. The launch of Rakuten Super English marks Rakuten's entry into the English education business. (Japan Today)
Apr 24
Toshiba announced on Monday that it will split up its four main businesses into separate wholly owned subsidiaries. The spinoffs will begin in July and 19,000 employees will be transferred to the new companies. (Nikkei)

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