BUSINESS

Mar 06
Sources say executives at 2 major Japanese convenience store operators will soon enter into full-fledged talks on a possible management merger. (NHK)
Mar 05
A global framework for trademark registration will be changed to permit the use of Chinese and Japanese characters, making it easier to protect Japan's brands as its culture takes off in Asia and beyond. (Nikkei)
Mar 04
The Japanese government has told U.S. company Uber Technologies Inc. to suspend a pilot project for its ride-sharing transportation business in the Fukuoka area that enables ordinary drivers to use their own cars to carry people who need a ride, senior transport ministry officials said Tuesday. (Japan Times)
Mar 03
Major department stores in Japan reported record duty-free sales in February as throngs of Chinese tourists took advantage of an increased number of tax-free items and the weaker yen during the Chinese New Year holiday. (Asahi)
Mar 03
Whisky demand is rocketing in Japan, with producers scrambling to increase production as a period drama about the dram has the country hooked and after a homegrown single malt scooped the honours in a world taste test. (ctvnews.ca)
Mar 02
Tadashi Yanai raised some eyebrows at a media gathering in Tokyo in mid-February. "We aim to achieve 30 trillion yen ($248 billion) in sales in 2030," the chairman, president and CEO of Fast Retailing declared. (Nikkei)
Mar 02
Honda Motor's aircraft division in is the final stages of building a small business jet. The first demonstration flights in Japan are planned for April. (NHK)
Mar 02
Japan's banking industry looks to enter a new stage of its history in June, when all of the nation's five megabank groups will have finished repaying the public bailout funds they received from the government. (The Japan News)
Feb 28
Health authorities ordered the Japanese unit of Novartis AG to shut down most operations for 15 days in March, saying the drug maker failed to report side effects from its products in a timely fashion. (wsj.com)
Feb 28
Once again, Japanese snack company Calbee is teaming up with the world's most famous fast food fried chicken outfit. (Japan Today)
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