BUSINESS

Oct 21
Japan's convenience store operators are jostling for eminence in a famously cut-throat industry, and one product has come up trumps for the market's top players - coffee. (Reuters)
Oct 21
Japan's plan to legalise casino gambling has likely been delayed again, a senior official said on Monday, dealing a further political blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (straitstimes.com)
Oct 21
This year's sake brewing season has begun, and newly harvested rice is being shipped across the nation. (The Japan News)
Oct 21
Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp <4901.T> said on Monday it was expanding the production of its Avigan anti-influenza drug to reach an additional number of Ebola patients. (Reuters)
Oct 20
Imports of bluefin tuna caught in the Atlantic Ocean off the North American coast are rising in Japan, although many other fishery products from overseas have been hit by the yen's recent sharp depreciation. (Jiji Press)
Oct 18
The government on Friday approved Central Japan Railway Co.'s plan to construct the Linear Chuo Shinkansen line, paving the way for the 2027 start of magnetic levitation train service connecting Tokyo and Nagoya in 40 minutes. (The Japan News)
Oct 17
Major information service firm and staffing agency Recruit Holdings Co. made a strong debut on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday in the biggest initial public offering in Japan this year. (The Japan News)
Oct 16
Toyota said Wednesday it would recall 1.67 million vehicles globally over brake problems and other glitches that pose a fire risk, the latest in a string of problems for the world's biggest automaker. (Japan Today)
Oct 15
Japan's electric vehicle market is off to a slow start, but German automaker Volkswagen is about to give it a go anyway. (Nikkei)
Oct 15
Often dubbed a hawkish nationalist, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has lived up to his billing. Since he returned to power in late 2012, Japan has seen two consecutive rises in defense spending, as well as a record third request for Y5.5 trillion, currently under deliberation. (Japan Today)
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