BUSINESS

Apr 24
The Apple Watch launched globally on Friday with a small queue of Japanese tech-addicts lining up in Tokyo for Apple Inc's first wearable gadget, but there was no sign of the excitement usually attached to the company's product rollouts. (Reuters)
Apr 24
Japan raised the age limit for piloting a commercial plane to 67 on Thursday, in the latest effort in Asia to come to grips with a drastic pilot shortage. (Japan Times)
Apr 24
Japanese manufacturers from 2017 will end production of conventional mobile phones with custom operating systems, bringing an end to once-pioneering technology that led to the world's first Internet-able cellphones. (Nikkei)
Apr 24
The Japanese government has started negotiations with other countries participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade talks about increasing imports of rice. (NHK)
Apr 24
China says it will scrap its duties on rare earth exports starting May 1st. (NHK)
Apr 23
Honda Motor Co.'s first jet plane made its maiden flight Thursday as the company seeks to boost its reputation for cutting-edge technology. (Japan Times)
Apr 23
The operator of All Nippon Airways has agreed to join a Japanese investment fund in a bid to turn around Skymark Airlines. (NHK)
Apr 23
Darth Vader, the masked villain in the ’Star Wars’ sci-fi universe, has had a makeover. Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka unveiled a gold Darth Vader mask on Wednesday, months before the latest film in one of the most popular movie franchises of all time, ’Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, hits cinema screens in December. (Japan Today)
Apr 22
Fast food chain Taco Bell returned to Japan on Tuesday, re-opening its first outlet in decades as more U.S. quick service restaurants plan to open shop in the country ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. (Reuters)
Apr 22
Yahoo Inc announced it is looking at cashing in its stake in Yahoo Japan Corp, which could be worth almost $9 billion before tax, news that boosted Yahoo's stock price. (Reuters)
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