BUSINESS

Jul 20
Officials at the Japan Fair Trade Commission are investigating major department stores in Osaka. They suspect the firms colluded on increasing delivery fees. (NHK)
Jul 20
Japan's Consumer Affairs Agency on Wednesday accused GungHo Online Entertainment Inc. of running unfair advertising on its mobile games, including the popular Puzzle & Dragons, in violation of the law against misleading representations. (Jiji)
Jul 19
IT firm Yahoo Japan has announced a new web-based platform that enables people to play games just by connecting to the internet. (NHK)
Jul 19
Thirteen Japanese bitcoin exchange operators said Tuesday they will suspend deposits and withdrawals of the virtual currency from midnight July 31 (3 p.m. GMT) in order to prevent possible turmoil stemming from an expected separation of the trading system. (Japan Times)
Jul 18
Taiwan has decided in principle to lift a ban since 2001 on beef imported from Japan, action taken following the discovery there of cattle with mad cow disease, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement posted Monday on its website. (Japan Today)

Jul 16
Participants at an international fisheries conference have failed to adopt a Japanese proposal to set catch quotas for Pacific saury. (NHK)
Jul 16
The northern Kyushu region of southwestern Japan, where people are struggling to restore lives following recent torrential rains, now faces another problem -- a growing number of trip cancellations to the area. (Japan Today)
Jul 16
Japan's Toshiba is planning to expedite a deal for its flash memory unit by adding a clause to the sales contract. (NHK)
Jul 15
When Japan's parliament legalized casino gambling last year, it created a wave of excitement among casino operators and institutional investors. But sensitivities about gambling addiction have now focused the policy discussion on a concept known as responsible gaming. (bloomberg.com)
Jul 15
Clouds are forming over Japan's latest shinkansen route connecting an isolated area of high-speed track on the southern island of Kyushu due to come into service in fiscal 2022 with the greater bullet train network as performance issues with new technology create tough decisions on how to open the line. (Nikkei)

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